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Why we need to get over Clair Huxtable

Brittney Cooper has a provocative piece up over at the Crunk Feminist Collective about (symbolically) slaying the patriarch and matriarch of The Cosby Show clan, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in light of resurfaced concerns over real life patriarch Bill Cosby’s rape accusations. There’s a lot there to make you reconsider just how warm and fuzzy and lovable the character of Cliff Huxtable was. But here I want to talk about Clair.

I was born into a world where the Huxtables were near-universally beloved and held as the gold standard of black romantic possibilities. Each was an ideal partner in the context of a heteronormative relationship. But Clair even more so.

Brittney Cooper has a provocative piece up over at the Crunk Feminist Collective about (symbolically) slaying the patriarch and matriarch of The Cosby Show clan, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in light of resurfaced concerns ...

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Sex education in Mississippi is abysmal.

In Texas, the return of the back-alley abortion.

The three men convicted in the gang rape of the Mumbai photojournalist have been sentenced to death.

Where are the stories about female war veterans?

Young black musicians changing the face of classical music.

Sex education in Mississippi is abysmal.

In Texas, the return of the back-alley abortion.

The three men convicted in the gang rape of the Mumbai photojournalist have been sentenced to death.

Where are the ...

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Afghan Cycles- the first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women at work.

On Hillary’s future: “women’s worth has never been assessed based on easily calculable, publicly available statistics, like innings pitched or bills passed.”

A small victory for native women: updates on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Afghan Cycles- the first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women ...

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Madiba walks with us.

An in-depth look into one of Chicago’s thriving business markets: heroin.

The formidable Ta-Nehisi Coates on Alec Baldwin, language and bigotry.

Sorry Twitter, we’re not going to pat you on the back for appointing ONE woman to your board.

Moms on wall-street, dads at home: marriages that experiment with the intersection of money, work, family, and power.

What isn’t there to love about Kristin Wiig

Madiba walks with us.

An in-depth look into one of Chicago’s thriving business markets: heroin.

The formidable Ta-Nehisi Coates on Alec Baldwin, language and bigotry.

Sorry Twitter, we’re not going to pat you ...

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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 are women and many make less than $100 a year.

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 ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

What the tech industry has to do with the future of health.

We still don’t have a good way of talking about pursuing friendship.

The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

“When I fully burned off the anxiety inherited from my mother’s unlived life.”

How the rise of men’s rights activists are hurting women and men.

Everyone is tired of white people on TV.

How jock culture supports rape culture.

What the tech industry has to do with the future of health.

We still don’t have a good way of talking about pursuing friendship.

The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

“When I fully

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