Special Topic: The Necessity of Intersectional Feminism

For the next two weeks I will be offering “Special Topics” in Feminism for my weekly Must Reads column. I’ll return Sunday May 7, 2017 with a regular Round Up of recent news. I was prompted to devote a weekly column to Intersectional Feminism after Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

Three hours prior to writing this column, the U.S. dropped its Mother Of All Bombs on Afghanistan, 45 has sent out a tweet threatening North Korea that it’s “looking for trouble”, and journalists are trying to determine if Assad or another party gassed Syrian citizens. Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

This week the conversation around the Whitney Biennial Emmitt Till painting continues. I’ve included an interview with one of the curators of the exhibit, Christopher Lew. Lew’s position focuses on his view of historical American events and the slippery slope danger of destroying artwork. Take Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

We heard some great slogans this week: “I’m a Strong Black Woman and I Can’t be Intimidated!” AND “Resist. Insist. Persist. Enlist.” The first, a statement of power made by Maxine Water, in response to a racist and disrespectful comment by Bill O’Reilly; the second, Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

You won’t find any articles this week by or in response to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s interview comments regarding trans women. Because I don’t think it’s important? Far from it!! I am currently gathering articles related to Adichie’s statements, and other critical issues that affect the Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

International Women’s Day, and the Day Without a Woman, landed several organizers of the January March on Washington DC event in jail in New York for civil disobedience, refusing to leave the street outside the Trump Tower. Meanwhile in DC, as of this writing, marchers Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

It’s impossible to rate which current issues are the most despicable, but surely the forced evacuations at Standing Rock and the deportation of undocumented immigrants rank among the top. Some reports have stated this week that all deportees, whether originally from Mexico or not, will Read More …

Recent Must Reads: A Weekly Roundup

Welcome back to Must Reads. It’s been a week in which many marginalized communities have become even more vulnerable. A Latina woman was arrested as an illegal immigrant as she sought a Restraining Order from her husband, while another woman and her daughter asked for Read More …