Posts Tagged Intersectionality

Trans allyship within GLAAD

Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

At the GLAAD media awards last week, and again this weekend on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, GLAAD announced that they are dropping their original acronym, the “Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,” and becoming GLAAD, an LGBT media advocacy organization. In doing so, they hope to convey that the organization is evolving to become more trans* inclusive. Recently, GLAAD has been working with trans kids like Coy Mathis and Jazz (both of whom attended the GLAAD media awards) to demonstrate that it prioritizes trans issues in its advocacy ...

Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

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Great feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at http://soirart.tumblr.com/

Elsewhere on the Interwebs

Chelsea Brown’s updated Rosie the Riveter poster (above) is making a splash in cyberspace; check out her feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at her Tumblr.

Corporations are people–except in the carpool lane?

The Beheld reviews Phoebe Baker Hyde’s The Beauty Experiment.

On policing sex crimes before they happen.

Steph Herold on the Time abortion story and intergenerational tension (or lack thereof).

Good job internets! The Jim Crow-style playground signs in Delaware, with very different messages in English and Spanish, have been taken down.

Spoiler alert! Think Progress talks about Downton Abbey‘s season premier and the most important fictional wedding since Liz Lemon’s.

Chelsea Brown’s updated Rosie the Riveter poster (above) is making a splash in cyberspace; check out her feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at her Tumblr.

Corporations are people–except in the carpool lane?

The Beheld

New Favorite Tumblr: Radical Women’s History Project

On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was handed over to be tried for heresy; in 1793, abolitionist and feminist Lucretia Mott was born; and in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Thanks to the just-launched Radical Women’s History Project, you can learn quick facts like these about the lives and the accomplishments of the world’s women–especially those who have been most ignored–every day. Shelby Knox explains the project:

In short, women and men have been denied for far too long the history of half of the population. When we know what the women before did and overcame, it becomes more possible to see ourselves doing and overcoming.

But just as ...

On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was handed over to be tried for heresy; in 1793, abolitionist and feminist Lucretia Mott was born; and in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into ...

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Lessons in intersectionality: Gender warrior Leslie Feinberg arrested while protesting CeCe McDonald’s incarceration

“My life has been a constant roller-coaster ride, with all its loops and deep dives. But I refuse to let these rides make me feel that I have to back away from my own pursuit of happiness.”Cece “Honey Bea” McDonald

“CeCe McDonald survived a fascist hate crime; now she’s sentenced as she struggles to survive an ongoing state hate crime…As a white, working-class, Jewish, transgender lesbian revolutionary I will not be silent as this injustice continues!”Leslie Feinberg

In Saturday’s Weekly Feminist Reader, Maya briefly mentioned that author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg had been arrested “in solidarity with Cece McDonald”. I wanted to follow up because I think ...

“My life has been a constant roller-coaster ride, with all its loops and deep dives. But I refuse to let these rides make me feel that I have to back away from my own ...

Friday action highlights intersections in #OWS

Last Friday, while some intrepid warriors were pushing, shoving, and pepper-spraying their ways to Black Friday deals, another group of brave people were pushing forward for a slightly different cause.

Friday saw an exciting and important action  organized by CLAW (Clear Action by/for Women) Coalition (made up of AF3IRM, A.N.S.W.E.R, Black Women’s Blueprint, SisterSong NYC & Trust Black Women, Feminism Now Podcast, and the Party for Socialism & Liberation).

The action was organized around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and called for the dismantling of the immoral and unethical economy of Wall Street.

The flyer and accompanying declaration make it clear that members of the coalition see the ...

Last Friday, while some intrepid warriors were pushing, shoving, and pepper-spraying their ways to Black Friday deals, another group of brave people were pushing forward for a slightly different cause.

Friday saw an exciting and ...

Hispanics hit hardest by the recession, new study finds

It’s a fact of life in the United States that race and class are not disparate categories, but correlated ones. A new study based on Census bureau data demonstrates exactly how this correlation plays out when a recession hits. The study, reported on today in the New York Times,

… found that the median wealth of Hispanic households fell by 66 percent from 2005 to 2009. By contrast, the median wealth of whites fell by just 16 percent over the same period. African Americans saw their wealth drop by 53 percent. Asians also saw a big decline, with household wealth dropping 54 percent.

The declines have led to the largest wealth disparities in the 25 years that the bureau has ...

It’s a fact of life in the United States that race and class are not disparate categories, but correlated ones. A new study based on Census bureau data demonstrates exactly how this correlation plays out when ...

TIME and Out: influence and intersectionality

TIME released its list of the 100 most influential people in the world today, with Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at the top. Just below them was comedian Amy Poehler, star of Parks and Rec, and a woman to whom we often point when we talk hopefully about the improving representation of women in comedy.

Poehler was one of 33 women honoured, bringing the proportion of women on the list to 32.5% (future princess Kate Middleton is responsible for that slightly awkward .5%, as she shared her spot with Prince William). Other women who made the list include media magnate Arianna Huffington, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, political leaders Angela ...

TIME released its list of the 100 most influential people in the world today, with Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at the top. Just below them was ...

Beginning to explore a neglected intersection

Maha Elgenaidi, a true force (pictured above in red), leaned across the round table towards me and asked, “Why do Western feminists assume that I am oppressed just be looking at my hijab? Why do they define feminism so narrowly as to not include the strong women of my faith tradition?”

At first I felt defensive. “Western feminists?!” I thought. “We’re not a monolith.” But I took a deep breath and heard her out. This is her experience, her impression, her conclusion based on real interactions with women that she sees as Western feminists.

“I don’t feel that way,” I explained, “but I can understand why you’ve been left with that impression.” We then got down and dirty with the true pain ...

Maha Elgenaidi, a true force (pictured above in red), leaned across the round table towards me and asked, “Why do Western feminists assume that I am oppressed just be looking at my hijab? Why do they define ...

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