Posts Tagged queer

The Academic Feminist: Finding Queer Feminist Community in Academia

Welcome back, Academic Feminists, I hope that your new year/new semester is off to a good start. Today’s column features a dialogue between John Jay College of Criminal Justice colleagues Marcie Bianco and Victoria Bond. Marcie Bianco, Queer Public(s) Intellectual, PhD, is a columnist and contributing writer at AfterEllen and Lambda Literary, as well as an adjunct associate professor at John Jay College at Hunter College. Victoria Bond is the co-author of Zora and Me and a lecturer at John Jay College. The two caught my eye when they teamed up on  AfterEllen to discuss Beyoncé’s latest album, which they analyzed using Audre Lorde’s “The Uses of Erotic” (!!). Their conversation today touches on everything ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists, I hope that your new year/new semester is off to a good start. Today’s column features a dialogue between John Jay College of Criminal Justice colleagues Marcie Bianco and Victoria Bond.

Weekly Feminist Reader

Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.”

“When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.”

Once again, Ta-Nehesi Coates inspires: “Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple with what is around you.”

Rape, bribery and corruption in Kibera.

21,000 people were homeless in Chicago when it was -15 degrees this week.

China’s decision to relax its one-child-policy will curb the forced abortions but many Chinese aren’t going to rush to have more children.

Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.”

“When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.”

Once again, Ta-Nehesi ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

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 ...

Dream 9 exposing horrifying conditions in immigration detention

Last week, the Dream 9 crossed the border from Mexico into the United States in broad daylight by a border patrol station in Nogales. Their intention was to infiltrate and organize the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, as well as to petition to return to their longtime homes in the United States on the grounds of humanitarian parole.

The action has grown into a hunger strike to protest the conditions at Eloy, a detention center that removes more than 1,000 people from the United States daily. The activists claim that their phone use was unfairly restricted and six were placed in solitary confinement. As of yesterday morning, two of these activists have been in complete isolation for over ...

Last week, the Dream 9 crossed the border from Mexico into the United States in broad daylight by a border patrol station in Nogales. Their intention was to infiltrate and organize the Eloy Detention Center in ...

The Academic Feminist: Summer at the archives with the Visibility Project

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! The second in our Summer at the Archives series features Mia Nakano, lead artist at the Visibility Project, a national portrait and video project dedicated to documenting the voices of Queer Asian American women, trans, and gender non-conforming people. Mia discusses her motivation for the project, and talks about both the inspiration and challenges that have cropped up along the way, as well as some of the current and forthcoming events the project is involved with.

1.     Tell us a little about the Visibility Project. How did you come up with the concept? Are there any other archival projects that inspired you?

Way back in the day, aka in 2003, I was the founding photo-editor at ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! The second in our Summer at the Archives series features Mia Nakano, lead artist at the Visibility Project, a national portrait and video project dedicated to documenting the voices of Queer ...

Amazing Cheerio’s ad parody features interracial queer couple, says fuck the haters

A queer Cheerio’s ad parody is like a blogger’s dream, if for the puns alone. I am therefore happy to call for three “queers” at the emergence of this gem, posted yesterday by Kenji America:

The video closely follows the script of the original Cheerio’s ad, which you may remember pissed off a lot of people for featuring an interracial family, because racism. In fact, the ad drew such vitriol online  that Cheerio’s had to switch off its YouTube comments section in order to maintain a “family friendly” space. Again, this is a commercial in which literally nothing happens except that an adorable little girl asks her (presumed) mother if it’s true that Cheerio’s is good for your heart and upon ...

A queer Cheerio’s ad parody is like a blogger’s dream, if for the puns alone. I am therefore happy to call for three “queers” at the emergence of this gem, posted yesterday by Kenji America:

The video closely ...

Pariah: Best movie of last year*

Eesha, Miriam, Zerlina, Lori, Deanna Zandt and myself all went to see Pariah together last week and I think I speak for all of us when I say, if there is one movie you see this year–make it this one.

Pariah is set in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and tells the story of Alike (pronounced A-lee-kay and brilliantly portrayed by newcomer Adepero Oduye) and her trials and tribulations figuring out who she is, managing her middle class family’s expectations, her crushes, her heartbreaks and her best friend Laura–a very lovable AG. She is also a poet, a talented student and loves indie rock. Alike is probably one of the closest depictions of someone I might know in real life, I have ...

Eesha, Miriam, Zerlina, Lori, Deanna Zandt and myself all went to see Pariah together last week and I think I speak for all of us when I say, if there is one movie you see this year–make ...

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The confusing logic of, “Marriage is not a civil right. You’re not black.”

This past weekend Ann Coulter spoke at Homocon the inaugural party of GOProud, a gay conservative organization. After making a series of jokes about gay marriage, Coulter made the dangerous and false statement that gay marriage is not a civil right, because gay folks are not black.

In one of a series of racially insensitive remarks that pervaded her speech, Coulter added, “Marriage is not a civil right. You’re not black.” It was part of a larger argument on which she later elaborated, telling the crowd that the 14th Amendment only applies to African-Americans and that it does not, in fact, apply to women, LGBT people or other minorities.

via TPM.

Beyond the tragic insistence that women, LGBT people ...

This past weekend Ann Coulter spoke at Homocon the inaugural party of GOProud, a gay conservative organization. After making a series of jokes about gay marriage, Coulter made the dangerous and false statement that gay ...

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