Going to the Women’s March on Washington or a solidarity event near you? I have some tips!
This is the year the resistance takes shape. And for feminists looking for a roadmap, The Crunk Feminist Collection is the newly-printed guidebook that sets the path.
Listen as you build your movements, clarify your priorities, and fight for that future so many of us thought was already here.
In which we explore the history and impact of intersectionality theory on the feminist movement – and what it truly means for its future.
I had heard about Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham’s close relationship, and how it was informing some incredible work together, so I sought them out to find out more — over the course of our afternoon together in NYC, our conversation covered everything from the damages of biological essentialism to the radical power of empathy to how important it is to feel sexy sometimes.
Sometimes, it can be hard to parse out exactly why queer and trans people have such a hard time getting by while the headlines would suggest we are advancing by leaps and bounds. On January 23rd and 24th, queer and trans people converged in New York City for the Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies Conference to explore how the struggle for queer and trans justice and liberation is inextricably linked to struggles for economic, racial, immigrant, disability and reproductive justice.
One woman’s well-intentioned crusade to end street harassment has some racially insensitive side-effects.
“The need for hate crime legislation for the state that covers gender identity/expression and sexuality is, of course, paramount, but it strikes me as odd that in a case in which more factors than just sexuality or gender expression were present, that only that was touched upon, both in the coverage by major news sources and what the “hate” would be constituted as.”
“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.”
“Good Girls” reminds us that patriarchy is not only a tool for men, but a tool for women with other privileged identities to use against women with marginalized identities.
The question of homophobia in historically Black churches is way more nuanced than conversations about Christianity and queerness often take into account. If the Black church and LGBTQ movements joined forces, they would be a force to reckon with.
And it’s hard to know how to feel about it.
When we hear about legislation like the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t and we won’t hear the mainstream media talking about queer people.
“QEJ will always be a philosophy. If you are a queer, you can be for economic justice. …You don’t have to have a 501(c)(3).”
Watch “Las Marthas” tonight, a documentary exploring the intersections of race and class of a complex tradition held in border town in Texas.
“This is the beginning of a war on an economy that makes certain people vulnerable so a select few can survive.”
What do you buy someone who fuels themselves only on the knowledge that the world is an inherently imbalanced structure built to take advantage of people made the most vulnerable by its constructs?
For queer women of color, intersectionality isn’t just a “concept” or a “framework” for theorists to use for mind exercise — it’s a lived experience.
“Melaine Randall has said that “the day we start defining feminism, it has lost its vitality.” I’d parry with “the day we start defining feminism, we get an enormous headache and end up subjecting readers to like 1500 words of confusion, because it is impossible.”
This shit is bogus and fucked up.
The struggles of queer and trans* people are no less important than the struggles of gay people, and if they move forward without us, they are not moving forward at all.