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Scandal and respectability politics: Olivia Pope is not setting her race or gender back by having an affair

TweetPopular reactions to Olivia Pope’s extramarital affair with white president Fitzgerald Grant reveal the (internal and external) racism of respectability politics and a sentiment of entitlement and control towards women of color’s sexuality. Tweet
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Sexting, scandal, and the politics of respectability

TweetAs if you weren’t hearing enough about what kinds of sex you should like to have, this article happened today. In “Weiner’s Women”, self-declared feminist and secular humanist author Susan Jacoby asks incredulously why “hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women apparently derive gratification from exchanging sexual talk and pictures with strangers” and decries [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Today marks 1000 days to the end of 2015 — the target date for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Much of these deal with highly feminist issues like health and rights. Check out a statement from UN Women to mark the occasion and click here to view charts, photos, articles, and more about [...]
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Book Review: Raised By The Mistress

TweetThe mistress or the “other woman” is a role and archetype that has existed all throughout history garnering disdain and intrigue. More often than not, the mistress to a married man, or otherwise “spoken for” man, becomes the target of scorn and attack instead of placing the blame on both parties (gasp, the man plays [...]
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