Tag Archives: Gender

“I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon.”

TweetBrittney Cooper has a heartbreaking and powerful piece over at Salon today about Black girls “made grown too soon” and the damage done by the cultural myth of the super-humanly strong, resilient Black woman. I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond

TweetIf asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to facilitate workshops for Boston-area [...]
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Quote of the Day: “Being who you are can take practice”

TweetIt’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo – an excerpt from her new memoir – about her “big, long process” of coming out and growing into her own identity. Tweet
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Photos of the Day: “A celebration of those who choose to exist outside of the binary”

Tweet I’m loving this portrait series by photographer Meg Allen exploring “the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity” today. The project began with photos of her friends in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, and Allen describes her motivation like this: It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; [...]
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Charts: Movies that pass the Bechdel test have a better return on investment

TweetThe evidence that movies featuring women being people actually make money keeps rolling in. Here’s the latest data-dive from FiveThirtyEight — they ran the numbers on over 1,500 films released between 1990 and 2013 and found that movies that pass the Bechdel test see a great return on investment at the box office. Tweet
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