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5 Things Black Sexist Arguments Have In Common With White Racist Ones

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Let’s start with a disclaimer: racism and sexism are not equivalents. However, both racism and sexism are a result of cyclically and generationally recreated hierarchical systems– White supremacy and patriarchy– that govern the way we interact with one another. In these systems, a race or...

Paula Deen Catches Flack For Alleged ‘Mammy Figure’ Image on Restaurant Website

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Steve Harvey may have chosen to let bygones be bygones with Paula Deen, but not everyone’s quite yet simmered down from the burn of the celebrity chef’s public racial scandal from last summer in which she admitted to using the N-word and organizing a slavery-themed wedding....

Beyoncé’s Feminism and Rihanna’s Womanism Are the Subjects of a New Class at the University of Texas

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Ever since Beyoncé openly and firmly planted her stilettoed heel on feminist ground with the release of her self-titled surprise album, numerous think-pieces, lively online debates and critiques from naysayers who feel the singer’s take on feminism isn’t exactly flawless have accumulated at light speed....

On Russell Wilson: Black is, Black Ain’t

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Earlier this week we learned that some teammates don’t think Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is “Black enough.” Sigh. Not this again. This not “Black enough” couldn’t really be explained or dissected because no one can really say what it means exactly. Well wait, Bleacher...

10 Responses to “Can You Cook?” That’ll Shut Him Down for Good

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So you meet Mr. Handsome, and you’re getting to know each other. That includes all the getting-to-know-you questions: “What do you do?” “Where are you from?” “Where’d you go to school?” “What’s your credit score?” (Ha! But, no, really…) Then comes, “So… Can you cook?”...