Archive for the ‘Mind Over Chatter’ Category

#BlackWomenMatter & #InternalAbolition

Feb 08, 2016 @ 1:32 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 3 Discussions

On November 18th, 2015, I was invited to FIU North to give a talk on #BlackWomenMatter. I was encouraged to make the speech available and here it is. Happy Reading it is a #longread.

Happy Black History Month.

 

In the words of my favorite rapper Jay-Z, “First … read more →

What Happened FeministGriote, where you been?

Sep 02, 2015 @ 11:26 am | By TheFeministGriote | 6 Discussions

 I think about writing every single day. I start writing in my head, I go to my computer or cellphone to try and write,- and the bravery  leaves. The words leave. The necessity to write leaves. This is my new normal, and it terrifies me.

These … read more →

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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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Rachel Jeantel & respectability politics

Jul 01, 2013 @ 10:40 am | By TheFeministGriote | 38 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 →

Allow me to reintroduce myself my name is FEMINISM.

Mar 04, 2013 @ 8:59 am | By TheFeministGriote | 3 Discussions

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit!”-Flavia Dzodan

There has been lots of murmuring among some feminists and those outside of feminism trying to redefine and reconfigure feminism. I and many other feminists felt no need to engage in … read more →

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Cory Booker & his appropriation of the poor

Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:19 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 6 Discussions

America has a new Mayor. This title was once held by Rudy Guiliani, but he has been eclipsed by Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker. Booker is by far everyone’s favorite do-gooder, statesman, and superhero. He has been called Superman, and quite frankly that title isn’t the … read more →

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