Tag Archives: Hip Hop Feminism

Explicit Content: A brief intro to Trap Feminism

TweetAmong other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated with me. But neither term truly speaks to my inner feminist hoochie; nor explains the complex, sex-positive, financially ambitious, and self-affirming components of my [...]
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Support the Colored Girls Hustle Hard mixtape!

Tweet Are you interested in supporting women of color making dope and affirming music? OF COURSE YOU ARE! Tweet
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A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism

TweetSo, my piece last week about Lorde’s song “Royals” being racist? BLEW. UP. Mostly I’ve received a barrage of personal attacks, but a few folks have asked genuine questions that are important to address. First, it feels important (if obvious) to state that Feministing is a U.S.-based site and has a predominantly U.S.-based readership. Because [...]
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Wow, that Lorde song Royals is racist

TweetHave you heard this young lady, Lorde, on the radio? Yesterday the New York Times posted a review of her recent performance at Webster Hall, and I’m kind of at a loss about the way that her big hit, Royals, is being talked about there and elsewhere. Now I’m a music lover, but since the [...]
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Welcoming a new digital space: what “hood feminism” means to me

TweetThere is so much power in a pen (or a keyboard). Creating language to describe our lived experience is so transcending, turning abstract principles into discourse. I was reminded of this when I first heard about hood feminism. Blogger Jamie defines the parameters of her own existence and the ways in which she felt out [...]
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