Tag Archives: pop culture

“Orange is the New Black” offers new opportunity to discuss trans* issues

TweetI can’t say that I love Netflix’s latest original series “Orange Is The New Black.” I haven’t finished watching the thirteen episode season, but find myself agreeing with the critiques laid out by Autostraddle and The Nation, specifically regarding uninspired stereotypes of women of color, the absence of sex lives for queer women of color, [...]
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“Little Horribles” a great new web series by Amy York Rubin and Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae

TweetAmy York Rubin and Awkward Black Girl creator and executive producer Issa Rae debuted the web series “Little Horribles” this week.  The first episode titled “Sexual Activity” explores the world of Amy as she makes less than stellar dating decisions and suffers through painfully awkward, yet hilarious, moments after she has sex with someone new. [...]
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Real Housewife’s on-air racial slur

TweetEd. 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 [...]
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Can an Asian woman be taken seriously in rap?

TweetAnswer: This is a stupid question. New York magazine’s profile of Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina, details the Korean-Chinese-American rapper’s rise from her hilarious “My Vag” track last year to the harder “NYC Bitche$,” which was released in March. The article’s headline asks: “Can an Asian Woman Be Taken Seriously in Rap?” The piece dabbles in [...]
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Quote of the Day: “All men should be feminists”

TweetSo says John Legend. “All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered – it leads to a better society.” Via Shakesville. Tweet
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