Media is powerful. It tells us which voices (and bodies) are valued by society. By paying attention to all types of sexual assault survivors, we not only are sending a message to survivors that we believe they matter—we are also telling rapists that they will not get away with assault just by choosing a victim of a certain race.
McBride was killed in a manner more appropriate for a rabid animal trespassing on someone’s property than a human being with a full cadre of rights. Where is her mass protest?
Feminism needs to center the experiences of all women of color in the movement. As a starting point, here are some suggestions from several smart women.
Actually, 87 percent of Americans think interracial marriage is just fine.
If abortion is like slavery—indeed, if abortion is the most divisive issue since slavery—then what of the women who suffered under slavery? What of the women who performed self-abortions in order to resist slavery? They cease to exist.
The New School is hosting its scholar-in-residence, bell hooks, and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry in conversation. [via Colorlines]
Even with the Affordable Care Act in place, Black women will still be plagued by the chronic stress that comes with simply being Black in the United States.
Over 20,000 people joined me in demanding that the Deborah Brown Community School apologize to Tiana Parker, who was sent home for having dreadlocks, and change its racist policy. And our voices were heard.
The right woman could help the NAACP ensure that reproductive rights, as well as voting rights and civil rights, are couched as human rights.