Tag Archives: Melissa Harris-Perry

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry sat down for a chit chat and it was amazing. Hollywood’s use of LGBT characters to make a point. Living up to a code of masculinity in the NFL. On behalf of women whose thighs touch. Fuck yeah tomboy flower girls: no tights, no dresses, no ruffles. Most of the sellers on Etsy [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Syreeta Next time someone says people who can’t find a job are just lazy, ask them to take a look at this chart. Tweet
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Watch: Melissa Harris-Perry on “the invisible middle” of media representations of African American women

Tweet Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday the MHP show highlighted a recent study by Essence Magazine following nearly 1,200 women who kept a visual diary of the depictions of African American women in media and ranked if the characterizations of black women were balanced. Not surprising, the [...]
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Happy birthday Melissa Harris Perry!

TweetI was 16 years old when I met Melissa Harris Perry. Back then she was Melissa Harris-Lacewell, and she spent time with me and a group of other Kenwood Academy high schoolers to talk about feminism and hip hop. Our sessions were building up to the first national Feminism and Hip Hop conference at the [...]
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Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Tweet Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue: “For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. [...]
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