Pop Culture

WOMEN Are WHITE: Or So Heidi Klum, J. K. Rowling And White Feminists Want Us To Believe.

Reading Time: 7 minutes WHITE WOMEN IMAGINE THEMSELVES THE EMBODIMENT OF WOMANHOOD Do you notice when white women talk about women in any capacity, they mean white women? This may seem like a clumsy mishap, but history tells us it is actually a social and political move to obliterate, to repudiate the existence of womanhood that is trans, Black, of colour. Indeed, this attitude…

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Lessons, Pop Culture

How Women Are Taught To HATE Other Women To Protect Men’s Bad Behaviour.

Reading Time: 8 minutes FEMALE SOLIDARITY, sisterhood, sibling-hood, womanhood, women who have each other’s backs, is at the core of feminism. It is our source of power, our inspiration, but how are we to achieve it when we are taught to prioritise men? Whether it is boyfriends, husbands, fathers, sons, men we are yet to meet, men we will not meet. We women are…

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Pop Culture

So, We Are Seeing More Black People On TV, What’s The Big Deal?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Have you noticed there are more Black faces on our TV screens? Especially on US programmes? On 29th July the BBC aired the documentary; “TV’s Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood”. Presented by Yates himself and Produced and Directed by Yemi Bamiro. Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ.  The documentary set out to inform the British audience…

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Pop Culture, Social Criticism

Being Pissed Off As A Woman Is (Still) ACCEPTABLE! Part 2

Reading Time: 7 minutes In part one we uncovered the policing of women’s anger. Discouraged in them while encouraged in men. There is another layer, because the policing of “women’s anger has never been uniform…Black, Latina, and Asian women have faced racist assumptions about their anger”[1]. Race therefore makes anger particularly suspect. The “angry black woman” (ABW) myth expresses this. A triple negative.  Black…

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Pop Culture, Social Criticism

Being Pissed Off As A Woman Is ACCEPTABLE! Part 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes Generally, women’s anger is viewed as a negative emotion.[1]With woman imagined by male supremacy as negative, women’s anger is doubly negative. I see this expressed back by women who believe anger achieves nothing. In those women who cite it to silence other women out of fear and discomfort. The message being, anger has no place in women’s fight for justice.…

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