Category: Mind Over Chatter

A guide to allyship & interracial friendships

Jan 30, 2015 @ 4:13 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 8 Discussions

Back in August  The Public Religion Research Institute published a study that really painted a grim picture of Americans social networks. That study showed that 91% of white Americans have an all white friend circle and only 5% of that circle consists of people of … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

Motherhood and intersectionality; Black kids need more than love to survive in a racialized world!

Oct 08, 2014 @ 1:38 pm | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon the white lesbian Midwest couple have made major news because they are suing a sperm bank for giving them the sperm of an African-American male, instead of that of a blue-eyed blonde-haired white man that they requested. This story has garnered … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

The Humanity & reality behind #StrugglePlates

Nov 28, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 4 Discussions

It is the day after Thanksgiving or Genocidal Day . If you are fortunate enough, you may have some scrumptious leftovers that you will be feasting on for the next couple of days. On a major holiday like Thanksgiving FB, Twitter, & Instagram is swarming … read more →

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Category: Pop-Culture Fodder

The Radical Politics of #selfies

Nov 22, 2013 @ 1:02 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 33 Discussions

@bad_dominicana I used to criticize “selfies” until I understood the radical politics behind them. The fact that POC/fat/femme/queer & etc+

— Sister Outsider (@FeministGriote) November 21, 2013



@bad_dominicana find ourselves attractive despite the steady diet of self-hatred we’ve been fed is nothing short of miraculous.#vivalaselfie

— Sister Outsider … read more →

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Category: Mind Over Chatter

All critique of Miley isn’t hatred rooted in slut-shaming

Oct 05, 2013 @ 11:46 am | By TheFeministGriote | 10 Discussions

Yesterday I was called “whorephobic” anti-sex workers and accused of asserting a privileged view point becase I tweeted the following,  “Sinead gave Miley some sound advice.” Not sure which or what privileged stand point I was espousing, but that is Twitter for you, people hurl … read more →

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Category: Mind Over Chatter

The Curious Case of Antoine Dodson

Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:24 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

I just became the happiest man alive!! My beautiful Queen and I are having a baby!!

— Kevin Antoine Dodson (@antoinedodson24) September 18, 2013


One of our favorite internet sensations Antoine Dodson who became famous for protecting his sister from a near sexual assault, has announced that … read more →

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Category: Pop-Culture Fodder

Orange is NOT the New Black

Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:28 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 21 Discussions

Full disclosure: At the time I wrote this post I was only 7 episodes in. 

After weeks of seeing the hashtag #OITNB invade my #BlackTwitter feed and after some of the cast members were featured on the Melissa Harris-Perry show , I had to succumb to the adult peer pressure … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

Rachel Jeantel & respectability politics

Jul 01, 2013 @ 10:40 am | By TheFeministGriote | 35 Discussions

“what i learned from the internet today is that if you’re a Black person who is on the phone, while walking home, minding your own DAMN  business & you’re about to be gunned down by a racist, please make sure you’re on the phone with … read more →

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“White People Fatigue Syndrome”

Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:24 am | By TheFeministGriote | 41 Discussions

Cacunissimo March 2013 cover


I have recently come down this condition called “white people fatigue syndrome” it is a term I am borrowing from bell hooks essay “Representing Whiteness” that can be found in the book titled Black Looks. Truth to be told, I am not the only person of … read more →

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Category: Venus vs Mars

Girls, women, & sexual legislation the trifecta

Apr 08, 2013 @ 3:26 pm | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

 The U.S. District Court ordered on April 5, 2013 that the FDA make emergency contraception available over-the counter for women and girls without any restrictions. This means that a 30 year-old women who has had unprotected sex, failed to take her birth control, or has reason to … read more →

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