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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

Interlude: Class and true womanhood

NaBloPoMo Day 7: Success at posting every day for a week! It feels good even if the last two posts have been written before I go to bed ;) In other news, AWH now has a page at Google+. Check it out. I’ve been writing a lot lately about the […]

by × November 7, 2011 × 4 comments

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

Gender and race in the cult of true womanhood

trigger warning for rape, sexual assault, coercion. I came across this video by Jamilah Lemieux, aka Sister Toldja, on how cultural assumptions about race and gender shape the way we respond on a societal level to teen pregnancy. My comments are directly below; click to jump to the transcript. There’sa […]

by × September 20, 2011 × 4 comments
AfroLez: “Reflecting Upon My Twenty-One Years Of Pride”

AfroLez: “Reflecting Upon My Twenty-One Years Of Pride”

Trigger warning for rape, heterosexist/misogynist violence. NewBlackMan has a moving essay by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, aka AfroLez, on how she came to terms with her sexuality and why she’s vocal about her identity as a black lesbian. The conclusion includes a powerful reminder of how much progress has yet to be […]

by × June 26, 2011 × Comments are Disabled

Happy International Women’s Day! [updated]

Today is the 100th anniversary of the first International Women’s Day. A friend of mine shared the Audre Lorde quote below in honor of the day; it’s a timely reminder that feminist activism that doesn’t embrace and center the diversity of women’s voices and experiences can never truly advance the […]

by × March 8, 2011 × 1 comment

Jesus’s ministry vs. church ministry

Just a quick thought – I was just reading this article Mark Driscoll tweeted about how Acts 29, his church planting network, fared in the last calendar year: “4000 saved and 133 new churches.” 2010 was Acts 29’s “biggest year yet” after “an explosion of growth over the last five […]

by × February 8, 2011 × 15 comments

Libraries are not Luxuries

This post was written by Saetia and is also posted at Gender-NOS. A post on libraries might seem out of place given the usual focus of this blog.  I’d argue, though, that this is an issue that intersects with issues of religion and gender in ways that may not be […]

by × February 4, 2011 × 8 comments