Archive for October, 2010

Plus-size angst!

Oct 27, 2010 @ 10:30 am | By TheFeministGriote | 5 Discussions

“…But some women’s struggle with body image is about power. Body image goes far beyond weight, and it runs deeper than skin color. Our bodies have become arenas for feelings we don’t deal with, for unresolved traumas and injustices…”-Ophira Edut from the book Adios Barbie

I … read more →

Blacks & Money (CNN commentary)

Oct 26, 2010 @ 10:17 am | By TheFeministGriote | 2 Discussions

“I still have a poor person’s mentality. I can’t shake it, and it gets really detrimental when you can’t just shake off the ideas. It’s like when I go to sleep at night, right now, I’m as financially nervous as I was 20 years ago…”-Will … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

Girl child in a family of men

Oct 25, 2010 @ 9:39 am | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

“Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors.” ~Evelyn Cunningham

“This world done changed since I’ve been conscious,” as a feminist Erykah Badu’s words haunt me on a daily basis. Since adopting a feminist consciousness I … read more →

Categories: Venus vs Mars

My womb My terms: #NWNW

Oct 12, 2010 @ 1:30 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

“I don’t think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they’re black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That’s what we’re upset about.” –Toni Morrison

The revolution will not be televised it will be tweeted and blogged. On September 22, 2010 … read more →

Categories: Venus vs Mars

Urban Legend the DL boogeyman

Oct 12, 2010 @ 1:29 pm | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

“Keep your head up, legs closed, eyes open either a nigga wear a rubber or he die smokin”-Tupac from the song “wonder why they call U”

All the good fine men are gay. I can’t count how many times I or one of my single friends … read more →

Black Queer Factor Part#2

Oct 12, 2010 @ 1:29 pm | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

“You don’t have to live next to me Just give me my equality”-Nina Simone from the song Mississippi Goddam

October is National LGBT month and October 11th is designated National Come Out Day. I read an article on by Aliya S. King yesterday titled the “The Mean … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

Lil Wayne: Being a COON ain’t COOL!

Oct 05, 2010 @ 3:08 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 11 Discussions

“Beautiful black woman, I bet that bitch look better red”-Lil Wayne from the song “Right above It” ft. Drake

As a feminist I wrestle with justifying my love for hip-hop. I know that the music I have grown up listening to doesn’t respect my intelligence, doesn’t … read more →

A Nation of Bullies

Oct 01, 2010 @ 9:34 am | By TheFeministGriote | 6 Discussions

Do you think that it’s your civil duty to out another human being? Well that is exactly what Dharun Ravi did to his roommate 18 year Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi. Dharun Ravi placed a video camera in the dorm room that he shared with … read more →

Categories: Mind Over Chatter

Respect the Institution of Black Love

Oct 01, 2010 @ 9:34 am | By TheFeministGriote | 2 Discussions

I don’t know what is worse when white people assert their white privilege and act as if they’re better than people of color or when people of color adopt the thinking that whites are better than brown and Black people simply because they’re white. I … read more →

Categories: Venus vs Mars

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