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Brazilian protesters and Trump supporters: fighting for the same thing?

If you’ve been busy following the wild ride that is the U.S. presidential election, you might not know that Brazil is currently dealing with a similarly scary and extremely polarizing political situation. The scandals coming out of the Brazilian government sound like stories that would come out of the country’s famous novelas – fantastic and dramatic but unbelievable. 

If you’ve been busy following the wild ride that is the U.S. presidential election, you might not know that Brazil is currently dealing with a similarly scary and extremely polarizing political situation. The scandals coming out of the Brazilian ...

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On Black Women, Power and “Owning Your Masters”

Last week, I wrote about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC, as the host of her hit talk show, The MHP Show. I spent a considerable portion of the article talking about the significance of Dr. Harris-Perry leaving the show, even amid my own concerns about the future of marginalized voices in visible media spaces. Over the weekend, Ben Carter, YouTube host and author, published an essay in Blavity, calling Dr. Harris-Perry’s rationale and decision into question. Upon reading his assessment, I realized that one conversation I didn’t spend time unpacking that I perhaps should have, is a discussion about power, ownership and Black women.

Last week, I wrote about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC, as the host of her hit talk show, The MHP Show. I spent a considerable portion of the article talking about the significance of Dr. Harris-Perry leaving ...

Wisconsin workers’ rights are a feminist issue


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For a few reasons. Dana Goldstein hits the nail on the head on how directly feminist of an issue the Wisconsin labor battle is, as it’s one that addresses women workers:

[P]redominantly male professions are deliberately protected while female ones are targeted.

About 80 percent of American teachers, for example, are female; at the elementary school level, nearly 90 percent are women. Nursing is 95 percent female. Nationwide, the majority of public sector union members, represented by AFSCME and other groups, are women.

Meanwhile, over 70 percent of law enforcement workers in the United States are men. Our firefighting ranks are


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For a few reasons. Dana Goldstein hits the nail on the head on how directly feminist of an issue the Wisconsin labor battle is, as it’s ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: No Excuses

I’ve known Gloria Feldt since 2007 when I was assigned to write this short profile of her for Women’s eNews. I remember sitting across from this dynamic woman–one part Texas flower, one part tenacious fighter–as she told me about growing up Jewish in Odessa, being totally transformed by the birth control pill, and making her way to Washington to play a large role in organizing the largest march on the mall in the history of the United States. After leaving her position as the president of Planned Parenthood, Gloria sought to finally go after her childhood dream of being a writer whose voice resonated with boldness and conviction.

Well folks, dreams come true.

Gloria’s new book, No Excuses: Nine ...

I’ve known Gloria Feldt since 2007 when I was assigned to write this short profile of her for Women’s eNews. I remember sitting across from this dynamic woman–one part Texas flower, one part tenacious fighter–as ...