Tag Archives: Intersectionality

“Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

Tweet Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93. Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved in the civil rights movement while living among Black and Puerto Rican neighbors in New York City. She befriended Malcolm X and was [...]
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The Population of Loss: What patriarchy does to us all

TweetIn writing about the frightening Isla Vista shooting this week, I focused on what the shooting dredged up online—a cavalcade of opinions and rants that show the hidden army of men willing to see women’s dead bodies as an acceptable sacrifice to their own lusts and entitlements. The number of people willing to tacitly justify [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: College 101: A Girl’s Guide to Freshman Year

TweetJulie Zeilinger’s College 101: A Girl’s Guide to Freshman Year is the book I wish I read four years ago when I started college. The guide advises incoming freshman on how to navigate the confusing new experiences that come with being a freshman and a woman in college — namely, the ways in which tricky roommates, [...]
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“It’s like saying the word ‘feminism’ is like saying that ‘all men should die.’”

Tweet Um, no. It’s actually not. We’ve all encountered this argument against the “F word” before. But let us celebrate how deftly writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shuts down this tired claim while simultaneously breaking down why Nigerian all men should become feminists too. In an interview with Swedish film critic Jannike Åhlund at the Göteborg International Film Festival this past [...]
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Why can’t I be both?: Questions on binaries, privilege and activism

Tweet“Where are you from?” I turn to the man at the bus station. Wearing mismatched army pants and an African Kufi hat, he looks like some of the other lost souls that usually try to talk to me. I sigh, and decide to be difficult. “I’m from San Francisco,” I tell him, smiling innocently. “Oh,” [...]
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