While this conflict and disagreement seems to leave little impact on the two of them or their careers, it can be difficult
Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars
For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.
No celebration of Women's History Month would be complete without acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Gilman was the most important feminist thinker in the United States.
If Beyoncé wants to call herself a feminist she cannot attend, endorse and help to fund two men who disrespect women and their rights. She did indeed look stunning that night, but I wish she had shown off her outfit and beauty at a different event.
A brilliant new tumblr mashes up the renowned feminist thinker's words with images of the oh-so-90s TV show, "Saved By The
As some women must make choices in order to be seen, women who are seen are asked to carefully measure their choices. The
Gloria Steinem and bell hooks in conversation at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. The two women, who
I live at the intersection of sexism and fatphobia. This is my daily reality, so in all honesty, I expected the backlash I received. It's what keeps many fat women quiet. But I'm here to give all of us a voice. I will not be silenced.
We know that heterosexism is real and that white gay men, especially gender non-conforming men, experience antagonism, and, yet, we should be clear not to minimize the reality of white patriarchy and the advantages daily afforded to white men, regardless of their sexual identities. Privilege much?
I read in Variety that 12 Years a Slave will now be taught in U.S. high schools. What an achievement. I learned a great deal from the film and am thrilled others will have the opportunity to engage in both the written form as well as the cinematic portrayal of Solomon Northup's story.