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FYI: “Black” isn’t synonymous with “African American”

A conversation about blackness, ethnicity, nationality, and identity.

by × June 28, 2013 × 4 comments
What does it mean to “unite against the war on women?”

What does it mean to “unite against the war on women?”

Yesterday there were rallies to Unite against the war on women all across the U.S. to protest political attacks on women’s and reproductive rights. I attended and spoke at my local rally and gave some brief remarks on the importance of being intersectional in how we think about and take action to […]

by × April 29, 2012 × 5 comments

Gender, race, and the cult of true womanhood, cont

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 It’s really telling to me that, while laziness and hypersexuality are stereotypes are applied to black people in general, so many of the evangelicals Emerson interviewed for Divided by Faith singled out black mothers  as specifically embodying and being the root cause of what they saw as black individual, family, […]

by × November 21, 2011 × 6 comments

NaBloPoMo so far

Day 15 of NaBloPoMo: All of my post drafts are still in fairly drafty form, so I don’t have anything topical to post today. Instead, you get to read (or skip, hah!) my thoughts on how NaBloPoMo is going and future posts I’m working on. One of my goals for […]

by × November 15, 2011 × Comments are Disabled

Gender, race, and the cult of true womanhood, cont

Part 1 Part 2 Sexualized stereotypes about black women are not isolated to my former church or denomination, but rather representative of beliefs about black sexuality and family life that remain common among white evangelicals. Michael Emerson, a white sociologist of religion, writes of encountering these same attitudes in his […]

by × November 3, 2011 × 3 comments

Gender, race, and the cult of true womanhood, cont.

Part 1 Growing up, I had to make sense of two divergent messages I heard about female sexuality. On the one hand, there was the constant refrain about “Women” as a monolithic, universal category, utterly separate and distinct from “Men.” This idea was pounded into our heads through every possible […]

by × November 1, 2011 × 9 comments

Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney, cont.

Part 1 John Jensen’s post about the criticism he’s gotten from other Christians for swearing got me thinking again about about the skewed moral priorities that often prevail in evangelical churches. Growing up, we were led to believe that all sorts of personal choices disqualified someone from being a “real” Christian […]

by × July 21, 2011 × 13 comments
Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney

Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney

It occurred to me that Bob Jones University, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney have a lot in common. The connection might not be immediately obvious, but bear with me. Stuff Fundies Like posted a 1995 letter from fundamentalist leader Bob Jones III (BJ III. Yes, really!), defending his university’s now […]

by × July 19, 2011 × 3 comments

Baltimore anti-trans hate crime: Why “toemageddon” matters

Heavy trigger warning – detailed discussion of transphobic violence. Last week, Chrissy Polis, a transgender woman, was viciously attacked and beaten by two cisgender (or cis, i.e., not transgender or trans) girls at a McDonald’s in Baltimore, Maryland. Several people, including employees, merely stood by and laughed as Polis was […]

by × April 25, 2011 × 9 comments