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The Lynch Quilt Project: A Simple Quilt Can Challenge the World

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It’s officially Black History Month and this means that across North America, we will hear the tried and true tales of many prominent children of the African Diaspora. There are, however, names that even the Black community to a large extent have forgotten. Perhaps it’s...

Can We Please Stop Questioning Michelle Obama’s Feminist Credentials?

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Once again, there is a conversation in the mainstream press about whether Michelle Obama is feminist enough.  Her platform is being debated, as well as her decision to identify as “Mom-in-Chief.”  This conversation really brings to fore the breach between White feminists and many Black women. ...

Denzel Washington and the Difficulties of Being a Dark Skinned Woman in Hollywood

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Many kids with famous parents often go on to seek their own careers in music or acting. A famous last name along with the connections made by the parent eases one into a career in Hollywood. They’ll tell you that they had to overcome their...

Ann Coulter and Disableist Language

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After the debate, Anne Coulter took to twitter to degrade president Obama and in the process was disableist. People living with disabilities (PWD) have worked very hard to make it clear that the word retard is offensive because it is disableist.  Essentially, to use the word “retard” in...

What Does Fat have to do With Moderating a Presidential Debate?

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Even before Tuesday’s Presidential debate, people had already taken to twitter to complain about the moderator Candy Crowley. Debates are polarizing events because each side is absolutely desperate for their candidate to prove himself and to score points against his opponent. In many cases, despite...

Yes, Fat Women Can Be Good Role Models

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If you are a woman, you are no stranger to body policing.  No matter how beautiful, or successful you are, people will always look for a flaw and suggest ways that you can change to better conform to the straight male gaze.  Stars like Katie Couric, Demi...