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Let’s Talk About Names

We want to start new conversations about naming and identity. We hope you’ll join us.

by × March 8, 2013 × 27 comments
For Quvenzhané Wallis and Girls Like Her

For Quvenzhané Wallis and Girls Like Her

I have a piece up on the Bitch Magazine blog about The Onion’s “joke” about Quvenzhané Wallis.

by × February 26, 2013 × Comments are Disabled
Kimberly Elise, Oprah Winfrey, and Thandie Newton in Beloved. Still from The Ascension Blog

Protecting white kids from history

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.

by × February 8, 2013 × 27 comments
Elliot Chang: "Please Stop Saying These Things to Asians" From "Things Asians Hate" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL8uqURmw40

[Petition] Cibu: Stop using racism to sell products

Please let Cibu know that using racism as their brand is unacceptable.

by × January 28, 2013 × 7 comments
Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière, André Brouillet

Body Impolitic

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.

by × January 25, 2013 × 13 comments
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Feminist abuse culture and enabling

Men shouldn’t get a pass for dangerous, manipulative “Nice Guy” behavior just because they claim a feminist identity.

by × January 4, 2013 × 6 comments
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

If you’re looking for a laugh this holiday, check out Africans for Norway.

by × December 25, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
Cibu responds to concerns about “Asian-inspired” beauty products

Cibu responds to concerns about “Asian-inspired” beauty products

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.

by × December 22, 2012 × 8 comments
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Dear Cibu: Orientalist stereotypes aren’t cute

Racist, sexist stereotypes: neither harmless nor clever branding.

by × December 21, 2012 × 4 comments