Solidarity is For White Women? My Opinion

After gender studies writer Hugo Schywzer “quit” the Internet and had a mental breakdown (on which I believe everything that has to be said has been said on various media outlets), Blogger Mikki Kendall started the Twitter hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen. It has opened up a long-overdue discussion on the inherent racism in mainstream feminism. Jezebel (former home of Schwyzer’s column) posted about it, apparently oblivious to the fact that their role in pushing Schwyzer’s agenda and silencing or banning commenters (particularly women of color) who criticized him and their decision to publish his work had led to this in the first place. Read More Solidarity is For White Women? My Opinion

(Not So) Accidental Racist

Country singer Brad Paisley has co-written a song, “Accidental Racist” about the reaction he gets when wearing a Confederate flag. My reaction when I heard it: What exactly is accidental about it? Read More (Not So) Accidental Racist

P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1994 with Zahra

I turned thirteen in 1994. I started eight grade, I reluctantly stopped playing with my Barbie dolls because I decided that thirteen was way too grown-up for dolls, and I spent a lot of time in the library (sadly, my card catalogue knowledge is useless these days). Read More P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1994 with Zahra

Comfort Movies

When the Winter blues inevitably strike, there’s a stack of movies that always make me feel a little better. Over the years, these same movies have become my cinematic version of comfort food. These are a few of my favorites: Read More Comfort Movies

What We Don’t Talk About: Heart Health in Women

February is American Heart Month (also known as Heart Health Month). Most of the information we hear about heart disease is geared towards men, despite the fact that one in three women suffer from some type of heart disease. Read More What We Don’t Talk About: Heart Health in Women