PoC News in America

There’s a lot to catch up on, from the ongoing #blacklivesmatters protests to The Wiz Live. Let’s get to it. Read More PoC News in America

On The “Rape As Backstory” Trope

A few weeks ago, after I’d (finally) gotten around to finishing season one of Top of the Lake, I posted some thoughts about the rape as backstory trope, and my distaste for it. I figured that while it could be an instance of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon gone awry, there seemed to be far too many fictional women who’d been raped or sexually assaulted in some way. Read More On The “Rape As Backstory” Trope

PoC News in America

This week in PoC News is video-heavy so make sure your roommates aren’t hogging all the bandwidth.

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News in Europe: The Charlie Aftermath

The news this week has mostly been about the fall-out from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. It’s not often you get such a clear picture of the state of the world just by looking at the news headlines. Read More News in Europe: The Charlie Aftermath

Gifts for the Budding Black Feminist In Your Life

For me, being a black feminist is all about being confident in who I am, loving myself , and wanting to support other black women. For the black feminist in your life, her definitions may be different. (For the love of God, just ask her.) But in the meantime, I’ll share with you a few of the gifts I’d have loved to receive as a young black feminist.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.

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PoC News in America

I wish we didn’t publish as early as we did because last Sunday was a busy day for news!

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A Feminist Character ≠ A Character Who Is A Feminist: Examining Claire Underwood and Olivia Pope

As far as I can tell, there’s a stark difference between a “feminist character” and a “character who is a feminist.” While there certainly can be overlap, there rarely ever seems to be, and I can’t understand why there seems to be so much confusion. Read More A Feminist Character ≠ A Character Who Is A Feminist: Examining Claire Underwood and Olivia Pope