Tag: misogynoir

The Ongoing Assault Against Jasmine Eiland Proves How Hard Society Goes in Hating Black Women 

Photo: iStock (Editor’s note: The following article includes a description of a sexual assault and may be triggering to some. Please safeguard yourself accordingly.) On January 20, a woman was sexually violated—and at least 800,000 eyes watched. Nearly as many were callous in sharing the grim details of her assault, captured for all to see […]

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After That Super Bowl Halftime Show, It’s Safe to Say Black Girls Are Not Like You, Maroon 5 

(L-R): Singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas; Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Donald Miralle (Getty Images), Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Can you […]

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As the 2019 Women’s March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

The View/ABC (YouTube) As feminist activists and allies across the country prepare to join the third wave of Women’s Marches in as many years on Saturday, a well-publicized shadow has been cast over the event. The concern? Longstanding accusations of anti-Semitism and exclusion within the ranks of the Women’s March, with national co-president Tamika Mallory […]

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After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

Survivor Jerhonda Pace, Surviving R. KellyScreenshot: Lifetime (YouTube) It was three nights of television that rocked the black community—surprising since they detailed approximately three decades of well-known allegations of predation, exploitation and abuse by R&B artist R. Kelly. But if Lifetime’s record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly finally put a human face onto the collective trauma […]

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Y’all Haters Corny with That Colorism Mess: The Bria Myles Debate Proves Some Are Still Stuck in the Dark Ages

Real talk? The Glow Up doesn’t really make a habit of keeping up with the Instagram model brigade. This isn’t because they’re not beautiful or worthy of big thangs, but simply because there are too many of them for our meager staff (read: me) to keep track of, in addition to celebs, supermodels and beauty […]

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Y’all Haters Corny with That Colorism Mess: The Bria Myles Debate Proves Some Are Stuck in the Dark Ages

Real talk? The Glow Up doesn’t really make a habit of keeping up with the Instagram model brigade. This isn’t because they’re not beautiful or worthy of big thangs, but simply because there are too many of them for our meager staff (read: me) to keep track of, in addition to celebs, supermodels and beauty […]

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The Shook Ones: Umpires Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams’ Matches

Serena Williams reacts to her loss to Naomi Osaka in the Women’s Singles finals match of the U.S. Open as umpire Carlos Ramos (center) walks off the court.Photo: Photo by Julian Finney (Getty Images) In the wake of Saturday’s U.S. Open finals debacle, in which Serena Williams demanded an apology from umpire Carlos Ramos after […]

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Further Proving Les Moonves Is Trash, He Reportedly Tried to Ruin Janet Jackson’s Career After ’04 Super Bowl

Justin Timberlake performs with Janet Jackson during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas.Photo: Donald Miralle (Getty Images) It was the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world—and the Federal Communications Commission. In fact, the sudden reveal of Janet Jackson’s breast by guest star Justin Timberlake during her 2004 […]

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