Posts Tagged Intersectionality

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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 ...

Amy Schumer

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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What’s feminist about women & queer folks in the Israeli army?

This post was originally published on the Community site.

Last summer, Israel’s bombing campaign of Gaza set records for a few reasons. It was the longest of the three campaigns since 2008. It was the bloodiest. And it saw the highest number of women serve in combat positions of any Israeli military action in history.

This post was originally published on the Community site.

Last summer, Israel’s bombing campaign of Gaza set records for a few reasons. It was the longest of the three campaigns since 2008. It was the bloodiest. And it ...

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Kerry Washington gives powerful intersectional speech at GLAAD awards

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an inspiring call for intersectional action. 

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an ...

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