Tag: misogyny

The Online Abuse of Black Women Persists, and It Needs to Be Checked

Photo: Dominic Lipinski (Pool/Getty Images) It can be tempting to think that social media is a veneer providing some level of protection from problematic face-to-face interactions. But on a platform known to constantly spew hostility and hatred towards black women and women of color, it is anything but. From research and analysis, we know Twitter […]

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The Destructive Politics of White Amnesia

For all of his bumbling verbosity and avuncular artlessness, Democratic front-runner Joe Biden serves as a remarkably elegant illustration of all that ails the Democratic Party’s bid to retake the White House in 2020. Trump’s breathtaking weaponization of the Republican Party into the party of white nationalism should, at minimum, make the parameters of the […]

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Warped Flip-Flop Tomi Lahren Apologizes for Tweeting Sen. Kamala Harris Slept Her Way to the Top

Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images) Tomi Lahren, America’s unwashable mayonnaise stain and host of some shitty show on Fox News, couldn’t stand watching California Sen. Kamala Harris on stage. It messed with all of her sensibilities. It ruined her spidey senses. So what did America’s most dog chewed pair of Keds do? Well, she went […]

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Ladies…You’re Going to Want to Own This Reproductive Rights-Affirming T-Shirt by Pyer Moss

Ladies, how much unsolicited advice do you think we receive on any given day? How many intrusions, corrections, interruptions and outright dismissals do you think we contend with within a 24-hour period—so many that the vast majority don’t even register anymore? How often are we told we don’t even know our own minds or experiences, […]

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Grabbing Feminism by the Mic: This Is How Women in Hip-Hop Are Making a Lane of Their Own

The terms “hip-hop” and “feminism” might seem like oil and water. After all, the culture of misogyny and straight disrespect of women throughout hip-hop culture could lead one to think otherwise. So can a feminist politic exist in a hyper-misogynistic space? The answer: It’s complicated. “Hip-hop feminism” was coined by author and scholar Joan Morgan […]

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Is Trump DOA in the Rust Belt?

If you’re the betting sort, maybe bet on the 2020 election being decided in the Rust Belt. It was there, in 2016, when the Democrats’ fabled “blue wall”—Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania—crumbled, handing an Electoral College victory to Donald Trump. In the 2018 midterms, however, Democrats began to rebuild that wall, electing three governors, three senators, and […]

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