Post Tagged with: "intersectionality"

s.e. smith on not being a feminist

Alright, I’m ceding defeat on getting a full blown post up for tonight. I’m too tired and it’s too late for me to finish any of my drafts in progress. But! I can share some writing by s.e. smith, who’s an amazing gender equality, genderqueer, disability, and economic justice activist […]

by × November 22, 2011 × 4 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

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

Sunday roundup

Day 6 of NaBloPoMo: Bringing the Sunday news roundup back! I haven’t done one of these in a long time, but I’m hoping to get back into the habit. Here’s some of the interesting reading I’ve come across this week: the righter you get it: Great post that addresses, among other […]

by × November 6, 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

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

At MOMocrats: White male privilege and the daughter test

I’m very excited to share that I’m now a contributor to MOMocrats, a great blog dedicated to writing about politics from a variety of parents’ perspectives. My first post for MOMocrats has just been posted; please check it out, and the rest of the blog, too! An excerpt: Steven Levitt of […]

by × June 25, 2011 × 2 comments