Tag Archives: Women of Color

The Feministing Five: Julie Burton

TweetEven for non-cinemaphiles like myself, it’s hard not to tune into the Oscars. In our house, my momma and I would celebrate with warm socks, comfy sweatpants, and eyerolls for the inevitable sexist mishegas. Despite our hopes as we welcomed the Oscars into our lives, it seems that Hollywood still clings to its ye-ole-white-boy-narratives. Shiny [...]
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The Feministing Five: Janet Mock

Tweet Sorry we’re not sorry for gushing over our newest celebrity/brilliant/fierce/stunning crush — the one and only Janet Mock. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, Janet Mock is the author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, an activist for the [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Finding Queer Feminist Community in Academia

TweetWelcome 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 [...]
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House of Representatives hears bill that would codify the Hyde Amendment

Tweet Oh House of Representatives, when are you ever up to any good? This morning, there was a hearing for HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal insurance coverage of abortion. Now you may know, as it stands today, federal funds are already not allowed to be used to pay for abortion services. So what’s [...]
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Republican Congressman busted for cocaine possession voted to drug-test food stamp recipients

Tweet You’ve probably heard about freshman Congressman Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida who was recently caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop in DC. But did you know he just voted to drug-test food stamp users? Tweet
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