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A quasi-academic look at Feminism, politics & race relations through the lens of a 20-something year old Nigerian American who was born & raised up in the (still) segregated south but has relocated to the "liberal" yet historic & traditional north.
This blog is my space for an interdisciplinary examination of race, gender, class, sexuality - all things intersectional & multi-dimensional.
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Posts tagged "news"

Gloria Steinem, Marlo Thomas. 

Aside from Melissa Harris Perry being on the panel, i’m not familiar with the rest of these names: (from MSNBC)

Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy), columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues.

Rangina Hamidi, president of Kandahar Treasure, the first women-run business in Kandahar.

Sarita Gupta (@saritasgupta), executive director of Jobs with Justice, co-director of Caring Across Generations.

Laura Flanders (@GRITlaura), founder of, contributing writer to The Nation.

Mallika Dutt (@mallikadutt), founder of Breakthrough India/Breakthrough U.S.

Anyone have any thoughts? Critiques? Wanna watch with me and share feedback? Please humor me through this snow storm… 

Today’s topics: war (women in combat), abortion, homelessness

Enjoy the next two hours! Show starts right now!!

From the @MHPShow & @Mharrisperry twitter:

Among today’s  guests: ,,.

This morning on  we discuss whether President Obama has a mandate, and if he does, what is it a mandate to do? 

We are launching our new  segment focusing on poverty— Below the Line. And we’ll discuss how women rocked 2012.

I have 6 boys, I’m used to people repeating things over and over again that aren’t true

roughly paraphrased quote from Mitt Romney, referring to the President’s remarks on the Romney tax plan.

1) Yes, Romney just said that the PRESIDENT is just repeating lies about his campaign (lets ignore his blatant lies about welfare)

2) He just equated the president (and VP Biden) with his children. cool.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax… My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Awesome, poor people are entitled and will vote for Obama just because of handouts. Not because poverty is a struggle and the president is making an effort to make that struggle more livable so ALL of America can have a somewhat DECENT standard of living…

See the full video:

I’ve traded my Saturday & Sunday morning cartoons with the shows on MSNBC. Up with Chris Hayes and OF COURSE The Melissa Harris-Perry show. Up in on now, MHP in an hour and a half. Link goes to a live stream of MSNBC if anyone else wants to watch along with me.

I’ll post a reminder when MHP is on, I know thats what y’all wanna watch anyway lol

I don’t have a TV or cable so i’m definitely going to be utilizing this website to watch all my favorite MSNBC shows live, but for right now I know y’all want to see that MHP. It comes on at 10AM ET/9c Saturdays and Sundays

According to her twitter, today’s show should be “Discussing the politics of sport, African diaspora & the rise of the black chef.


A teenage boy who raped a girl of five was handed a community order by a judge who blamed ‘the world and society’ for his exposure to pornography.

This judge needs to recuse himself from the world

(via thenewwomensmovement)



People are already trippin and the decision hasn’t even been said yet?

The news is going to be a zoo for the next few days, I can already tell


“We need to fight the patriarchy, not men.”

- Nesrine Malik, in ‘Do Arab men hate women? It’s not that simple.’

She replies to Mona Eltahawy’s controversial article in Foreign Policy magazine about the treatment of Arab women. Read her piece here.

I’m glad SOMEONE wrote a response to that nonsense.

as I read on that instead of unravelling and unpicking the usual stereotypes which pepper the plethora of commentary on Arab women and exposing missing nuances, the author simply reinforced a monolithic view – holding the argument together using rhetoric, personal anecdotes and a rhythmic punctuation with her main theme – that all Arab men hate Arab women.

there is so much money to be made with putting sensationalized stories of brute POC on the front page magazines. Interesting that its on the cover of Foreign Policy even, is this a subliminal “intervention in these areas is necessary because, look how terrible and much worse than us they inherently are” kind of thing?


The Violence Against Women Act is up for reauthorization this year, and despite overwhelming bipartisan support in the past, Republicans have expressed concerns over new provisions in the bill. 

Here’s what you need to know about it in one infographic. 


Do we really have to educate editors that women can bring new perspectives on major stories, and not just to stories about living as a single woman or going through a divorce? 

- ThinkProgress culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg


Gee, she must have a pretty low opinion of male soldiers. And women. But as we found out, she didn’t have those problems when she was a “combat” reporter in Vietnam.

Clicking the link to get context only makes the story even more sickening. In response to offering services to PROTECT those in service “That’s funny, I thought the mission of the Army, and the Navy, and four services was to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war." wow - the mission of the Army & Navy is to defend "american interests" (whatever that means) at all cost - even at the expense of the people who signed their life over to fight… because they’re just pawns in the game right?

I’m so glad the army recruits so hard in low-income areas & schools just for their recruits to continue to be treated like second class citizens breaking their backs for the benefit of the rest of America…


Oklahoma Senator Proposes Making It Illegal For Men To Ejaculate Except Into A Woman’s Sexual Organs

Life imitating art aka Legally Blonde:

Don’t worry, she’s joking. But she’s joking to make a really good point.

The controversial Senate Bill 1433, which is one of the “personhood laws” cropping up in conservative states is seeking to define life as begining at conception, and that “the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.”

That makes it really hard to get an abortion.

Perhaps inspired by the Virgina State senator who proposed a mandatory rectal exam for men looking to recieve erectile dysfunction drugs, if women had to have an ultrasound to receive an abortion,  Oklahoma Senator Constance Johnson– our new hero – added an “Every Sperm Is Sacred” amendment claiming that:

Any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.

High five, lady.

all the awards

(via corycorybobory-deactivated20140)