Posts Tagged Intersectionality

Black Feminists Raising Fists and Demonstrating at the Opening Plenary

On Our Current Realities & Co-Creating a Feminist Future at the 2016 AWID Forum

Ed.note: This post is part of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil and explored diverse perspectives on “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” with a focus on voices from the Global South. 

Activist Flavia Dzodan said it best — “My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.”

Ed.note: This post is part of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier ...

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ICYMI: Reproductive Justice Groups Forge Alliance with Black Lives Matter

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. But news of the February 9 convening of leaders from Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Black Lives Matter proved that this month is completely LIT!

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. ...

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On reclaiming and revisiting my masculinity

As a kid, I must have asked my mom something like five times if I was supposed to be a boy. To me that seemed rational: maybe I was drawn towards action figures and boys’ clothes and sports and video games because it was a surprise that I was a girl. It was a mistake.

But it wasn’t a mistake.

As a kid, I must have asked my mom something like five times if I was supposed to be a boy. To me that seemed rational: maybe I was drawn towards action figures and boys’ clothes and ...

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It’s time to halt the Amy Schumer coronation

Amy Schumer’s much-anticipated comedy special aired on HBO this past Saturday, and it was pretty good. It ranks right up there with my personal favorites: Chris Rock: Never Scared, Wanda Sykes: Ima Be Me, and Iliza Shlesinger: War Paint. Though the special was mostly funny, there were sections that reminded the audience of Schumer’s weak points. 

Amy Schumer’s much-anticipated comedy special aired on HBO this past Saturday, and it was pretty good. It ranks right up there with my personal favorites: Chris Rock: Never Scared, Wanda Sykes: Ima Be Me, and Iliza Shlesinger: ...

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