Between 1977 and 2007, the population of U.S women prisoners grew by 800% with an annual growth rate doubling that of men over many years. The vast majority of incarcerated and criminalized women (trans and non-trans) have previous histories of … Continue reading
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At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat … Continue reading
Breaking Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color presented by the African American Policy Forum (http://www.aapf.org) and Girls for Gender Equity (http://www.ggenyc.org). Hosted at Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies on October 11th, 2014
Lang scholar-in-residence and leading public intellectual bell hooks discusses with long-time activist Gloria Steinem about how feminism encourages transgression and what it has done to resist male violence and domination.
Repost from The Current The aftermath of the massacre at a gay club in Orlando, Fla., by a Muslim man has some Muslims in the LGBTQ community fearing targeted homophobia and Islamophobia. “I’ve been feeling this unbearable grief and rage,” … Continue reading
By Odette Yousef | WEBZ News “After Sunday, I was standing with one foot in this new camp of LGBTQ, and in this other camp of being Muslim,” she said, “and underneath my feet was just quicksand, and it was … Continue reading
Redressing the thousands of murdered and missing women in Canada. Featuring Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power Project by Moon Voices Group & REDress Project by Jaime Black.
In this talk Professor Ferguson engages the history of black queer diasporic formations in the 1970s as part of radical attempts to reimagine and eroticize socialist imaginations. The talk situates these formations within a social and political context in which … Continue reading
Leading public intellectual bell hooks engages in inspiring dialogue with Laverne Cox, critically acclaimed actress and the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on television. What are the politics of transgender women? What exactly does contemporary … Continue reading
For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading
“This part of me is different…and what if it changes the way they see me…?” This Buzzfeed video looks into the complicated natures involved with coming out to immigrant parents in the U.S.
Habla Men will enlighten audiences on what it means to be Latino in the United States through the perspective of a diverse group of Latinx role models whose personal stories are told straight into the camera. This is one part of … Continue reading
“There is no need to love your body with trepidation…You say I don’t know I am beautiful, but what if I did?” Watch an aw inspiring poem about beauty, self-validation, and confidence. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow
What does it mean to be feminine? When it comes to gender identity, the boundaries we draw have real consequences. Alok Vaid-Menon, one half of the trans South Asian artist duo Darkmatter, explains why everyone has a stake in challenging … Continue reading
WARNING: Contains graphic images Repost from the New York Times. This video offers brief insight into the widespread domestic abuse women face in Papua New Guinea.