Acting white is often seen as a strategy to be seen in the workplace or society, and a huge part of this strategy that is often reinforced is the presentation of hair. Primarily Black women face discrimination in the workplace because of their natural hair.Read More
Through memorable messages, such as this, advertisement teams can prescribe to young impressionable consumers that sarcasm, simpleness, coolness, and sexyness exist in seperate realms, when in reality you can be all of these things, and you should have the capability to do so and not feel like any lessRead More
The emergence of plus-sized models and larger mannequins strewn at the entrance of Target and other stores is a step in the right direction. All shapes and sizes should be represented in all brands, especially everyday, affordable ones but as of now, that’s still not the case.Read More
I can think of literally two books that I read in high school by black people, and only one by a black woman. And that woman, the all-mighty Toni Morrison, reminded me how fulfilling it is to hear from a familiar perspective, to actually feel a part of that work.Read More
This is not to say that we need to boycott all past visual media that’s not perfectly politically correct and as aware as many of us are these days, but it does mean we need to thoroughly appreciate the shows that are producing more responsible, well-crafted (and accurate) content. Moreover, we need to reconsider our roles as consumers in the larger marketplace that is Hollywood.Read More
Between the male gaze demanding docile, nubile sexuality and respectability politics calling for some elusive, proper “womanhood,” another roadblock was created by how my race complicated my civil and personal identity even further.Read More
When women are uncomfortable with mistakes and flaws -- both of which are evidence of simple humanness -- it prohibits them from maximizing their potential, enjoying their lives, and acknowledging their achievements. The simple fact that women only apply for jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications (compared to men who apply if they meet 60%) makes clear that this feeling many of us are far too familiar with is legitimately stifling our success.Read More
I nonchalantly told him about the first time I was in the hospital in January; I was a pro. He told me about his relationship and how he tried to do it and how he didn’t want anyone to know. I, personally, could care less who knew I was in the hospital.Read More
Razek made a number of unsavory and overall tasteless remarks throughout the interview in regards to the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but a particular few comments resonated with me.Read More
It goes without saying that The People™ were quite ready to throw a wrench into the engine of the “Trump Train”.
When we teach young girls that women in power positions are narcissistic and unattractive, then we enforce gender norms and perpetuate systems of oppression.Read More
Voter suppression is a strategy that prevents or discourages some groups of voters, intentionally those with marginalized identities, from voting. This suppression only exists to further lessen the voices of marginalized people, and reaffirms racial and socioeconomic prejudice.Read More
Why is it that in the richest, “greatest” country in the world, we can’t provide for our citizens? I know there’s this big capitalistic view on the worth of human life that is intrinsically linked to how much one can earn, but other countries seem to have no issue allowing their citizens to… You know, live.Read More
Stop making this about what political party is “better” than the other, and start making it about believing women, regardless of where their perpetrator exists in the bipartisan system.Read More
What happens when proof is blindly weaponized?
Something needs to change because what we’re doing now clearly isn’t fucking working.
Despite a fratty, truly non- impartial, and hot-headed nominee creeping up the ladder to the end point of Supreme Court Justice, there are three strong, powerful women that will be sitting right next to him and numerous representatives who will be fighting against everything he has been accused of.
The rationale behind drawing Serena Williams -- a successful, established, undeserving woman -- in such a negative light can only be to discourage such behavior from other women. Yet, Serena Williams’ behavior was not inherently wrong, it just wasn’t “feminine”.Read More