Posts Tagged latinas

Five things not to do when writing about trans women of color

TW: Transmisogyny

This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl Morgan Collado, and for all the trans women of color out there who are speaking their truths and generously using their words and time to shed light on their lived experience. I am so grateful for the work they’re doing, and for the increased spotlight on how we can improve the material conditions of the diverse communities of trans women. But when there is a sudden rise in mainstream attention to a set of issues that have long been marginalized, there are ...

TW: Transmisogyny

This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl

Feministing Jamz: The Afro-Latina Edition

It’s Black History Month, and one thing that I often see get lost every February is the history of Afro-Latin@s. Certainly Latino organizations and activism have a long, long ways to go here. But the always awesome Alt.Latino is an exception, and their Black History Month show – featuring Feministing Five alum Bianca Laureano of the LatiNegr@s Project – inspired me to put together a list of Afro-Latina women in music.

It’s Black History Month, and one thing that I often see get lost every February is the history of Afro-Latin@s. Certainly Latino organizations and activism have a long, long ways to go here. But the always ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Check out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors.

On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, meet the side of Parks they don’t teach you about: anti-rape organizer and investigator.

Woman is forcibly sedated, forced to undergo a c-section and has her baby taken from her… and it’s perfectly legal.

Check out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors.

On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her ...

Report finds Latinas face human rights violations in Texas

The Texas legislature has made a name for itself as a foe of reproductive justice. The state has passed, then struck down, then reinstated some of the most draconian laws designed to prevent people from accessing abortion care. Of course, these tend to be low-income people of color, immigrants, and otherwise marginalized people.

The Texas legislature has made a name for itself as a foe of reproductive justice. The state has passed, then struck down, then reinstated some of the most draconian laws designed to ...

How you can support the domestic workers movement

Domestic work is gendered and waaay undervalued. This we know. We know this because it’s been established over and over again on feminist blogs and in academia. But more importantly we know this because so many of us have seen it happen before our very eyes. We’ve watched our mothers cook and clean each day after working at her full time job, while Dad watches TV. We’ve seen this happen to our sisters, our friends, maybe it’s even happened to you. So many women aren’t properly compensated for that “second shift” they take on, and this extends to women who do domestic work professionally.

The profile of the average domestic worker tends to be a low-income, migrant woman of ...

Domestic work is gendered and waaay undervalued. This we know. We know this because it’s been established over and over again on feminist blogs and in academia. But more importantly we know this because so ...

Real Housewife’s on-air racial slur

Ed. note: This post is by Feministing’s awesome new social media intern, Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram @grossmad and on tumblr.

Confession: I love the Real Housewives franchise. I will watch every season of every zip code. I have favorites (Atlanta), but I’m faithfully committed to all of them, and I’ve watched them since the beginning. I know that I’m not doing my brain any favors by watching them, but I can’t help it—I love them.

Last week on Real Housewives of Orange County—the first in the franchise—Tamra Barney called her boyfriend a beaner. They were at a Mexican restaurant and Tamra’s boyfriend Eddie was putting particular care into pronouncing Spanish words correctly. Then Tamra said, “Eddie feels ...

Ed. note: This post is by Feministing’s awesome new social media intern, Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram @grossmad and on tumblr.

Confession: I love the Real Housewives franchise. I will watch every season of ...

What We Missed

Egyptian President Mubarak has announced officially that he will step down after this term has concluded. Activists are still pushing for his immediate resignation. For continued updates check out the BBC.

For more on women in the Egyptian revolution, check out this post at Canonball. For a great background on the Egyptian situation and the revolution, check out this post by Egyptian-Canadian scholar Sarah Ghabrial.

A portion of the charges have been dropped against Kelly Williams-Bolar, the single mother who used her father’s address to send her children to a better school. Charges of tampering with records are still pending, and this case remains at the center of a debate around public education and race/class divides.

NPR  has ...

Egyptian President Mubarak has announced officially that he will step down after this term has concluded. Activists are still pushing for his immediate resignation. For continued updates check out the BBC.

For more on women in the ...