Tag Archives: Intersectionality

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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“A respect for humanity says that you respect women”

TweetOn Sunday’s show, Melissa Harris-Perry perfectly contextualizes the climate where we are witnessing state by state assaults on women bodies, privacy, and reproductive freedom protected under the 14th Amendment in the year where Roe v Wade turns 40, the landmark decision that affirmed a woman’s right to privacy. Stay for the interview with Ohio State [...]
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What we don’t talk about when we talk about Mommy Wars

TweetI should begin by saying that I’m not a mother. I was raised by a single black mother; and our narrative isn’t unlike the stories of working class single mothers nationwide. One of struggle, sacrifices, and compromise. A complex and harrowing navigation of the public safety net and stone-faced determination in defiance to shaming by [...]
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Quick Hit: Juanita Diaz-Cotto on women of color and the prison-industrial military complex

TweetCheck out this great interview with academic-activist Juanita Diaz-Cotto at Guernica. Juanita Diaz-Cotto knows she’s seen as radical. The activist academic blurs the lines that often delineate two clear, if not antagonistic, camps: scholarship and social justice. An expert on Latina and Chicana women’s experiences in the U.S. prison system, she’s been one among just a [...]
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How to deal with rude people and command respect starring FLOTUS in GIFs

Tweet So by now you’ve heard that First Lady Michelle Obama has a somewhat different strategy for dealing with hecklers than President Obama. This week at a DNC fundraiser in D.C., Ellen Sturtz of GetEqual interrupted the First Lady’s speech yelling out demands for the president to keep his promise and sign an executive order [...]
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