Tag Archives: twerking

Let them live: Josephine Baker, Maya Angelou, and Rihanna as erotic and holistic

TweetLast week when I wrote about women telling their boyfriends to “check their bitches” my ending bio included an exasperated “Maya Angelou didn’t die for this shit.” And I meant it. When it comes to black women, the “shit” I’m referring to  goes beyond the defense mechanisms of scorned lovers on Love & Hip Hop. The [...]
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“Twerk It Girl” examines twerking for autonomy and resistance

Tweet Twerk It Girl from Irma L. Garcia on Vimeo. Everything I’ve ever wanted to say in defense of twerking has been compiled into a 5-minute documentary entitled Twerk It Girl by self-proclaimed “twerk scholar” at the University of Texas Kimari Brand. Utilizing multiple experiences — including a course on performance, feminism and social justice, [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Celebrating Labor Day: weekends, holidays, raises, healthcare. Happy taxes, queer folks! The IRS recognizes same-sex marriages. Ann on dating, or not dating, coworkers. A pursuit to dissect waxing culture. Implications of doctors getting paid more for C-Sections. Something is happening in Chicago. Chelsea Manning and the politics of pronouns. “Looking through a kaleidoscope of a [...]
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Let’s get ratchet! Check your privilege at the door

TweetA few days ago I had the, ahem, pleasure? of seeing the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. I was a little put off by it but couldn’t immediately identify why. There was the obvious discomfort at the fact that she wasn’t really good at twerking in the first place, but there was something else that [...]
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