“Black motherhood and bodily autonomy has been historically undermined and often robbed from Black women in numerous ways. From this country’s first visions of us as wild oversexed Jezebels able to easily produce the next generation of slaves and doting mammies, caretakers and nannies for our slave-master’s children, we haven’t been seen as individual and capable loving nurturers to children.”
A study reveals that 70% of women in STEM have been sexually harassed while doing fieldwork, and 26% report having been assaulted. It’s not hard to see how that would affect their careers.
In some Brazilian states, a gynecological test is required to prove you’re fit for a job.
“…We were publicly excluding trans* people who needed to get an abortion but were not women. We refuse to deny the existence and humanity of trans* people any longer.”
The Feminist Internet is, as usual, scrambling to decide: empowering, or not empowering? If anyone had actually been paying attention to Nicki all these years, they’d already know the answer.
Ladies lunch. Bitches brunch.
Surrogacy agencies within and without the United States are using legal loopholes to profit from poor women and women of color’s bodies.
“The the crazy lesbian herself said she was recruited and is acting to recruit. Stupid is a stupid does.”
Women’s studies. What the f*ck is that? And how the f*ck did it get that way? Let’s find out!
The first-ever public monument to survivors is hitting the road. And I am absolutely recommending that you bear witness it.
Transgender people face enormous difficulties whenever they travel, from dealing with the TSA to finding a safe bathroom.
One woman’s well-intentioned crusade to end street harassment has some racially insensitive side-effects.
“This is what happens when the patriarchy dons a cape and a cowl.”
Supermodel Andreja Pejic comes out as a trans woman! Yay!
There’s a feminist anthem out there for you. Or, rather, in here.
I talked with the flat-out amazing Laverne Cox about everything from Emmy reactions to deconstructing transgender tropes in a John Legend video to dealing with intersections of racism and transmisogyny. It was awesome.
“The growing “body of evidence” emerging from biological and medical research, according to some commentators, speaks loudly and clearly: transgender people exist, science says. Of course, we already knew that… Any responsible approach to folding science into advocacy efforts should not only understand what scientific research says, but how and why it came to say what it does.”
A New York Times cover story graphically depicts the sexual assault a student named Anna experienced when she was freshman at Hobart and William Smith colleges. It also details the pathetic excuse for a judiciary hearing she and countless survivors across the United States have encountered when reporting rape and sexual assault to their universities.
Among STEM Ph.D. holders, women and black people are leaving the field in disproportionate numbers. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect the dots: sexism and racism strike again, to the detriment of everyone.
“When will white feminists take collective responsibility for educating themselves? When will they understand the power at play that sings in their skins? We don’t exist in a vacuum and women of colour don’t exist to hold their hands and explain in painful detail why their behaviour continues to hurt us. Intersectional feminist politics are not for white women to co-opt as their own.”