An Interview with Author-Activist Andrea J. Ritchie on the Intersectionality of Policing, Black Women, Women of Color, Queer and Trans Communities n her groundbreaking new book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, Black lesbian activist attorney Andrea J. Ritchie builds on Angela Davis’ vision of feminist abolitionism to provide a […]
Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.
Gretchen Kelly: In the words these women bravely shared with us, I heard everything they felt. The fear. The confusion. The disbelief. The shame.
Lauren Windsor: Weinstein’s fall from grace has been swift in the aftermath: he was fired from the company he founded and left by his wife, and is now under police investigation in London and New York.
Victor Narro: Acts such as lewd comments towards women plant a negative seed evolving from male privilege that can grow and develop into acts of sexism, harassment, sexual assault and other mistreatment of women.
Laura Finley: Karan threw in the old atta-boy, noting that Weinstein, who settled sexual harassment suits with eight women and has now been accused by at least three of sexual assault, has done “some amazing things” and calling him and his wife “wonderful people.”
WJ Astore: Put simply, in American society it’s easier for a man to be almost anything than for a woman to be almost anything. Society “tells” women what is appropriate for their gender far more than it dictates to men.
n January 10 2017, Desiree Fairooz, a 61-year-old Code Pink protester, was forcibly removed and arrested for laughing at Jeff Sessions during his Attorney General confirmation hearings. Fairooz’s eruption was provoked by an extremely laughable punch line, when Republican Senator Richard Shelby stated that Sessions has an “extensive record of treating all Americans fairly under […]
“Why would any rape survivor ever go to court?” wide-eyed Lili Bernard whispered this question to me during the opening statements in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial last week. Bernard is one of the 60 women who have come forward to allege sexual violence at the hands of Cosby. She has experienced plenty of victim blaming and death threats since […]
Karen Smith’s recent slaying by husband Cedric Anderson was yet another tragic and unacceptable reminder of how black women’s experiences with intimate partner violence have deadly consequences that go unaddressed.
Since we are now led by a man who asserts that “no one has more respect for women” than he, it seemed like a good time to share a little of the history of sneering and disregard for women left behind by a variety of men.
Barbara MacLean: Most of all, this cringing left does not use its collective imagination and provide a clear down-to-earth vision of socialism for all poor, working class and middle class people to see and craft a transition program.
Melissa Goodman: The number of women given the opportunity to direct and tell their stories through film is dismally small, yet last year, Hollywood found a way to make that number even smaller.
Jasmyne A. Cannick: Complaining about something on social media is one thing but finding a way to participate in a meaningful way and represent the faces, lives and voices of millions of Black women is another.