Tag Archives: Racism

The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong

Tweet Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search [...]
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I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

Tweet2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises of that debauched liberal currency known as “tolerance.” That awareness has stretched across a long, polychromatic gauntlet, from [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet We need to give Title IX teeth. And how will the Department of Ed hold colleges accountable? Coming face to face with racism in our friends, families, and ourselves. Whitney Lee, a transg woman incarcerated in Ohio, is fighting for medical accsss. Tweet
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Update: The #WeAreAllMonkeys banana selfie campaign was a planned marking stunt

TweetIt turns out that Dani Alves’ witty reaction to a banana being thrown onto the soccer field that I wrote about earlier this week was a planned marketing stunt. I don’t know about you, but I think this speaks to why the ensuing social media reaction felt like such a hollow campaign. What’s troubling to me is [...]
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Why I am not a monkey

Tweet Update: It turns out this was a planned marketing stunt. Last Sunday during a soccer match between Villareal and Barcelona, a fan threw a banana at the Brazilian Barcelona defender Dani Alves as he went to make a corner kick. Alves has made internet history with his witty response: without missing a beat, he grabbed the [...]
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