Archive for August, 2010

21st Century Tokenism

Aug 23, 2010 @ 11:03 am | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

“Tokenism does not change stereotypes of social systems but works to preserve them, since it dulls the revolutionary impulse.”-Mary Daly

Individualism use to be an ideal and goal that everyone use to strive for. Whether it was being the token Black guy/girl, the token homosexual, or … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

“The Colored Single Girl Chronicles” Part 4

Aug 23, 2010 @ 11:02 am | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

She tears you down Darling
Says you’re nothing at all
But I’ll pick you up Darling
When she lets you fall
You’re like a diamond
And she treats you like glass
Yet you make it hard to love you
But Babe don’t ask if i was your woman  (Gladys Knight)

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“Colored Single Girl Chronicle” Part 3

Aug 16, 2010 @ 7:28 am | By TheFeministGriote | 3 Discussions

Eat Pray Love Edition:

When I started this series my main objective was to highlight the pluses of being single and how this time should be cherished and not be viewed as a form of penance, but in doing some soul searching and searching the universe … read more →

Yes, I am a Feminist and no I don’t hate Men!

Aug 16, 2010 @ 7:28 am | By TheFeministGriote | 4 Discussions

What is a feminist? I have had countless conversations with men and women who I have had the pleasure of  reeducating them on what feminism actually is. Both genders seem to believe that in order to be a feminist one must be anti-man and preferably … read more →

Categories: Venus vs Mars

The Black Queer Factor

Aug 16, 2010 @ 7:27 am | By TheFeministGriote | 5 Discussions

In 1993 the military introduced a policy called “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” This policy prohibits the military from inquiring about the sexual orientation of servicemen and women. Gay servicemen and women can serve as long as they did not disclose their homosexuality and if they … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

B.M.F (Blowing Money Fast)

Aug 09, 2010 @ 2:32 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 6 Discussions

Hip-Hop is the first thing that I discovered on my own when I was young that i feel in love with. The genre has reinvented itself several times since its birth. It went from being the ghetto CNN, the conscious of the people, and rapping … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

“Colored Single Girl Chronicles” Part 2

Aug 09, 2010 @ 2:31 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

“How much of the color complex infects and influences the way that Black men and women love and attempt to love one another?“-Marita Golden from the book Don’t Play In the Sun

Growing up I never had any qualms about my complexion. I was fortunate enough … read more →

“Ayiti Cheri, why you deserve better?”

Aug 05, 2010 @ 2:39 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 6 Discussions

“One of the hardest lessons we have to learn is that revolutionary struggle is scientific rather than emotional”- Assata Shakur

Tonight 8/5/2010  Wyclef Jean will be on Larry King Live to officially announce his candidacy for the President of Haiti. Since then I have had some serious … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

“Colored Single Girl Chronicles” Part 1

Aug 02, 2010 @ 12:24 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 8 Discussions

“Bag lady you gone hurt your back
Dragging all them bags like that
I guess nobody ever told you
All you must hold on to
Is you, is you, is you”-

Erykah Badu from the song “Bag Lady”

When I first started this blog … read more →

“Flirting with Power”

Aug 02, 2010 @ 12:23 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 2 Discussions

“Sexual freedom can be a smokescreen for how far we haven’t come”-Ariel Levy from the book  Female Chauvinist Pig

Every couple of years Disney unveils a new teen queen. This teen is always wholesome and becomes the pillar of tween fixation. As soon as these Disney … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

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