feminism

9 Of The Most Ridiculous Myths About Feminism That Some Black People Believe

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It not only frightens me, but literally pains me to be privy to the prevalent myths about feminism that circulate the Black community. Various forms of propaganda and misinformation about what the movement is and what its goals are have imbedded some incredibly ignorant and...

Dear Feminist White Women: Lean Back & ‘The F*** Away’ From Jessica Williams

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“I am a Black woman and I am a feminist and I am so many things. I am truly honored that people love my work. But I am not yours” — Jessica Williams When John Stewart announced that he was retiring from The Daily Show,...

I Am Unteaching My Daughter All of the Double Standards I Taught Her About Slut Shaming

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One of the pertinent bits of info that I originally shared with my bundle of joy is the need for not being labeled a slut at school. Being a mother is hard work, #thatisall. Well, not really all but that sentiment feels overwhelmingly true. I...

Time Regrets Suggesting the Ban of the Word ‘Feminist’

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As we reported recently – TIME magazine included the word “feminist” in their selected list of words that qualify for banishment in 2015. The annual poll is usually an opportunity for readers to sift through the options and happily pick the guiltiest of the bunch....