Women & Race, Women's History

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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Women & Race

Racism And Prejudice: Why We Have Been Encouraged To Confuse Them.

Reading Time: 8 minutes “We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale. (This was written before the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, posting it unaltered) One thing you hear over and over again in discussions on race is that everyone can be racist. The acceptance of this fantasy stagnates…

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International Women's Day, Women & Race

Should Black Women Withhold Forgiveness For Injustices Suffered, And How Do They Confront Growing Resentment And Misogynoir?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future. Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches All women are expected to forgive Forgiveness is defined as “the act of forgiving…

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Women & Culture, Women & Race, Women's History

Black History Month Matters (And Five Brilliant Female Black British Trailblazers You Should Know)

Reading Time: 9 minutes “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Carter G. Woodson Black History Month and its origins Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements, history and contributions by people of African and Caribbean descent. It originated…

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Women & Culture, Women & Race

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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