women’s issues/feminism Category Archives

Nappy Headed Hoes

Published on 9 Apr 2007 at 1:44 am. 186 Comments.
Filed under racism,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Nappy Headed Hoes. This is the latest slur being used in the popular media to describe women of color. For those of you who aren’t up on the controversial remarks made by nationally syndicated radio host, Don Imus the following clip will bring you up to speed: (or read an article, here.) The National Association […]

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Church vs. Women & Sexuality

Published on 4 Mar 2007 at 12:50 pm. 22 Comments.
Filed under sexuality,spirituality,women's issues/feminism.

I wanted to address an intriguing quetsion from Friday’s Roundtable. For those of you who don’t know, The Roundtable is a monthly gathering of graduate and undergraduate students from upstate New York (mostly from Syracuse University) who meet on the first Friday of each month at a multi-cultural pot-luck dinner/group discussion. It’s much like an […]

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the rape and torture of zimbabwean women…that’s zim’s problem says south africa

Published on 16 Jan 2007 at 5:41 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under women's issues/feminism.

IRIN News (of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) published a story discussing how the South African government is being condemned because of its ‘complete silence’ concerning the high rates of rape reported by Zimbabwean women at the hands of Zimbabwean security forces who are applying for asylum in South Africa. In […]

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Oprah’s $40,000,000 dilemma: America needs schools too..

Published on 9 Jan 2007 at 10:30 pm. 30 Comments.
Filed under academia,mainstream culture,news/politics,women's issues/feminism.

Over the past 5 years, Oprah has been building a 40 million dollar sanctuary in South Africa; a leadership academy for young underprivileged girls, fulfilling a promise she made to former president Nelson Mandela in 2001. And in traditional Oprah style she went all out, purchasing a 28 building campus with theatres, science labs, libraries […]

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“It’s time for ascended blacks to wish niggers good luck.”

Published on 6 Dec 2006 at 10:52 am. 24 Comments.
Filed under mainstream culture,racism,women's issues/feminism.

This is a quote from (and the general thesis of) an article entitled, The Manifesto of Ascendancy for the Modern American Nigger written by John Ridley for this month’s issue of Esquire Magazine. It’s a long article, intentionally provactive, and a little distasteful – but an important read for Blackademics, as it reflects many of […]

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Patriarchy and Poverty: a Deadly Combination for African Women

Published on 1 Dec 2006 at 12:17 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under news/politics,poverty,women's issues/feminism.

Madagascar. Three years ago, a young woman named Kenia was sexually assaulted by her uncle, Justin Betombo. A report was filed, medical records secured and a confession signed by Betombo, but all of those files submitted to the prosecutor are now missing. The prosecutor in charge says that she has no record or memory of […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2006

Published on 30 Nov 2006 at 5:07 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,men's issues,news/politics,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Tomorrow, Decmeber 1st, is World AIDS Day.  What can we do in a day? Well, World Aids Day may not be able to cure all of the people affected by AIDS/ HIV, but it does strike a reminder in the minds of millions and in our often complacent society this is quite necessary. This World […]

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Is Black masculinity getting in the way of healthy relationships?

Published on 27 Oct 2006 at 1:40 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under men's issues,women's issues/feminism.

The Black graduate student association here at Syracuse got into a riveting debate about relationships between Black professionals today. Among other things, we discussed how Black men can be threatened by Black women who hold more power (economic, political, etc) than they do. The general argument was: one of the many “roles” of a Black […]

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Think, Wear, and Be Pink!

Published on 5 Oct 2006 at 11:17 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under black culture,men's issues,women's issues/feminism.

What’s the best thing about October? You guessed it, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink ribbons that you have (hopefully) been seeing more of are the official symbol of support towards awareness and a cure for breast cancer.  Women today are no longer victims of cancer but are survivors and as Ford’s campaign proudly […]

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A Girl Like Me

Published on 4 Sep 2006 at 10:16 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under mainstream culture,women's issues/feminism.

A mass email list I’m a part of finally rooted something of value. It appears that a 16 year old girl by the name of Kiri Davis has directed a movie for the Sixth Annual Movies That Matter Film Festival, entitled “A Girl Like Me“. Her movie presents the issues regarding race, images, standards and […]

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