The off-duty officer who killed Rekia Boyd is dismissed of all charges, Freddie Gray’s death brings more questions, students in Pennsylvania organize an anti-gay day and more bleak news!
“The Speakeasy has been restless this past week, working through our feelings, and trying to understand what justice looks like to us. Some of us believe in the abolishment of prisons, others just want to see criminals treated equally regardless of skin color. We are trying to reconcile our short-term needs with our long-term goals.”
The Trans 100 list is back to show us a bunch of awesome and inspirational trans women.
A hunger strike at an immigration detention center in Texas, a veritable cornucopia of RFRA news, water in California, Purvi Patel’s sentence in Indiana, a good day for a cat, and more.
Gov. Mike Pence can’t give us a straight answer, good news for Ferguson protestors, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit and more news for you!
A look at Ted Cruz’s horrible policy proposals, a bunch of college dudebros get punished for their misogynistic actions, Los Tigres del Norte win an award for singing about lesbian love, conservative lawmakers propose more dangerous legislation and more news stories.
Shonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Button & Bly, ANIMAL MATRIARCHS, Rihanna is the voice of Dream Works’ first heroine of color, teenage girl hysteria, Internet Explorer is donezo, Race Together is so fucked, being a parent is sometimes also fucked but in different ways but they all stem from the same place isn’t that the weirdest shit ever?? And so much more!
“The queer and trans community can’t continue to strip us of our racial oppression, just like the black community can’t solely blame our deaths on our gender identities. We’re targeted for both.”
SAMIRA WILEY READING TO A BABY, catcalls we’d actually be ok with hearing under certain circumstances, a much-needed history on the origins of the term “women of color,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer: still got it, Hannah Hart as Dyna Girl, did I say Samira Wiley reading a book to a baby? And so much more!!
Homeless LGBTQ teens and survival sex, music for cats, Janet Mock, badassery, the DOJ’s Ferguson report spawns many articles, OITNB S3, adoption, weed ice cream, being fuckless of your own volition regardless of age, Road Runner, #DearMe and so so very much more!
Gay districts are safer, more open and more profitable than ever before, but for whom?
“Whatever our beliefs, whatever our traditions, we must seek to be instruments of peace, and bringing light where there is darkness, and sowing love where there is hatred.”
Lip Smackers, Black Brunch, TLC, your period, Taylor Swift, the cops don’t give a fuck, I’m sorry we don’t have a Haim tag, a review of “Girlhood,” a lack of nacho cheese, Julia Nunes being acoustic, Missy Elliot being perfect and so much more!
The women activists of #BlackLivesMatter, anal bronzing, Rachel Maddow, a week of being harassed on twitter, douchebags catcalling their own mothers, Google is not a library, the whiteness of voices in public radio, I think Modern Farmer is going to be ok, teenage brains, and more!
The current body of social psychological work on gender bias in STEM has disappointingly (but not unsurprisingly) focused almost exclusively on the experiences of white women. This study does better.
So maybe my pregnancy path isn’t as simple and straightforward as baby books would have you believe it should be because I’m a poor QPoC with anxiety, but it has been an interesting worthwhile journey so far. I can’t wait until I can take the next step.
“We recognize that not even a Black President will pronounce our truths. We must continue the task of making America uncomfortable about institutional racism. Together, we will re-imagine what is possible and build a system that is designed for Blackness to thrive.”
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
Tina Belcher, Hero Cat, a t-shirt you’ll probably like, rape culture at its finest, Ava DuVernay’s snub, indigenous women of Canada, Janet Mock interview, CeCe McDonald interview, is self-care ruining your relationships?, a super fucking logical thing re: kids and nutrition, Stevie Nicks, your hat, and so much more!
We see violence not only in the crimson of blood spilled far too many times but also in the varying shades of brown on the skins of people of color. To be a person of color in the United States, and in the global narrative, is to be the shadow of violence.