We want to start new conversations about naming and identity. We hope you’ll join us.
I have a piece up on the Bitch Magazine blog about The Onion’s “joke” about Quvenzhané Wallis.
So, this is a thing: a white parent has spent 6 months trying to get the Fairfax County, Virginia school system to ban Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved from its schools…because it gave her son nightmares.
Please let Cibu know that using racism as their brand is unacceptable.
The concept of modesty has been used worldwide to police the lives of women and teach them to be ashamed of their bodies. It also has an effect on trans and intersex people, no matter how they identify.
Men shouldn’t get a pass for dangerous, manipulative “Nice Guy” behavior just because they claim a feminist identity.
If you’re looking for a laugh this holiday, check out Africans for Norway.
Most companies probably wouldn’t have engaged in any kind of discussion at all after receiving critical feedback. But Cibu has; I want to acknowledge them for taking this initial positive step.
Racist, sexist stereotypes: neither harmless nor clever branding.