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Intersectionality

Hey, White Women - We DID Vote For Trump!

Manda Moore | Posted 02.16.2017 | Women
Manda Moore

Like many others, this past weekend I went to the Women's March on Washington. During the two months of Facebook discussion leading up to the march, I...

Marching For Justice

Ellen Bravo | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

We spanned seven continents, seas of women numbering in the millions, impossible to ignore. We showed up in hundreds of U.S. cities, including places ...

This Woman Just Nailed The Importance Of Intersectionality At The Women's March

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.21.2017 | Women

Jamia Wilson is one of the countless protesters who marched in support of women’s rights on Saturday, but her reason for rallying goes beyond a simp...

Onward, March!

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

There is a difference between a march and a protest: One moves forward, the other pushes back. There's also a difference between a sore loser and some...

The Recent Spate of Anti-'Identity Politics' Hand-Wringing Is Proof That We Need Intersectionality More Than Ever

Michael Darer | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Michael Darer

This Monday, former Daily Show correspondent and current Full Frontal host and firebrand Samantha Bee addressed the recent backlash among both Democra...

Carolee Schneemann, Jackie Brookner and Morehshin Allahyari Channel the Feminence of the World

G. Roger Denson | Posted 11.25.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Three concurrent exhibitions at four galleries in New York representing three generations of women artists mesh the millennial concern for cultural intersectionality with feminist, ecological and global formulas of sustenance.

Intersectional Politics and Accessibility

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

"Intersectionality" is not just a buzzword. I often think to myself how much it would mean if, when folks talked about marginalized and oppressed peo...

Women Act for Climate Justice Around the World

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Around the world, a vibrant and active grassroots movement is demanding a place at the environmental table for the intersecting concerns of women's rights, Indigenous rights, and climate justice.

It's Time To Stop Pretending Taylor Swift Is A Feminist

Kelseigh Ingram | Posted 10.24.2016 | Women
Kelseigh Ingram

I'm fully aware that Taylor Swift is held to a different standard due to her being a woman. But that is not an excuse for her to behave in the way that she does just because she claims to support gender equality.

Why Black Studies matters in an age of liberal arts angst

Deborah Douglas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah Douglas

Hampton University junior Talia Sharpp knew she had to come correct when she told her mother about plans to switch from a business major to political ...

Transmasculinity: Sexual Health & HIV Prevention

Shannon Weber | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Shannon Weber

When we prioritize those who are marginalized, we all benefit. It is essential that we find a way forward that is inviting and inclusive of all.

(Trans)Gender: The Missing Link?

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

As a movement, our struggle with inclusiveness is to some extent about how to understand justice and injustice in ways that cover the experiences of l...

Forget Fairytales Comics: The Wise Walrus Series

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.23.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

I first embarked on my "Forget Fairytales" adventure while in college. I contributed the comics to campus publications and eventually founded both Comicality Magazine and Quail Bell Magazine, too.

Stop Killing Us: Black Trans Lives Matter

André St. Clair | Posted 08.17.2016 | Queer Voices
André St. Clair

All lives do matter, but in reality, some lives are valued more than others. The brutal murder of 28-year-old Ohio Black transgender woman Rae’Lynn ...

A Trans Perspective on Queer Unity on the Two Month Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

Delia Melody | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since the homophobic massacre in Orlando. Here in Pensacola, just 8 hours away, it...

Hillary Clinton and The F-Word

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee this week. Moving forward, whatever happens during the ensuing general election, the fact that she is a woman will be an inextricable part of the narrative.

Orlando, Dallas, & The Failure Of LGBT Single-Issue Politics

Andy Thayer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Andy Thayer

The link between the two is the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan. But you would be hard pressed to find any mention of that from LGBTQ NGO "activists" talking about Orlando, or from anyone talking about Dallas.

Racially Biased Policing Poisons America

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Extrajudicial killings over minor offenses like broken taillights and bootleg CD sales will doubtless continue, because our nation resents being shown the evidence that black lives are deemed expendable.

Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability: Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Blahovec

A new hashtag campaign has been making waves in the disability community and facilitating dialogue about how we see disability. #DisabilityTooWhite

What Is A Male Feminist?

Jonathan Schild | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Schild

I am a white cis-male upper-class settler. I am an Ashkenazi Jew and I practice Zen Buddhism. I am a feminist. Yes, men can -- and, I say, should -- be feminists.

'The Homo Cholo' Explores The Importance Of Social Spaces For Queer People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.23.2016 | Latino Voices

"I think the gay community needs to check itself a little bit and realize there is a race problem." This is what gay rapper and self-described "homo c...

Crossing the Line: The Smithsonian's Most Recent Censorship of Artists Hurts Us All

Rachel Waters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Rachel Waters

(Artist Anida Yoeu Ali stands as The Red Chador in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Crosslines art show held on Memorial Day we...

Gun Violence Is An Intersectional Issue -- Let's Treat It That Way

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Anthony Berteaux

On June 12, when Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American, stepped into a gay club on Latin night armed with an assault rifle and homophobia, and murdered ...

The Orlando Shooter Was American, Not An "Other"

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

For all the innocent people who have lost their lives as a result of what may well have been Mateen's internalized homophobia turned outward, countless others lose their lives every day as a result of internalized homophobia and transphobia turned inward.

In Hope And Defiance, We Dance

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

LGBT folk have been on the receiving end of group blame ourselves. As a community we cross all demographic lines. We must tell the scapegoaters: you will not do this in our name.