Category: women

April 13, 2011 / / Quoted
March 28, 2011 / / african-american
March 24, 2011 / / african-american

By Sexual Correspondent Andrea (AJ) Plaid

As soon-to-be-former UCLA student Alexandra Wallace packs her stuff and leaves the university due to fear for her life, I’ve watched how some people and the press reacted to her.  As Colorlines and other blogs noted, combating her anti-Asian racism with life-threatening misogyny really wasn’t the best social-justice idea:

Nor combatting racial stereotypes with…racialized sexual stereotypes:

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Or even having a “yeah, you’re racist, but I’d still fuck ya” vibe, a la the guitar-strumming crooner, in an otherwise witty comeback song:

Read the Post Go After the Privilege, Not the Tits: Afterthoughts on Alexandra Wallace and White Female Privilege

March 7, 2011 / / african-american
March 3, 2011 / / african-american

By Sexual Correspondent Andrea (AJ) Plaid

Full disclosure: I met Loretta Ross at a Women’s Media Center’s media workshop for progressive women last summer, and we’re connected through the New York City chapter of SisterSong, which reshaped the reproductive-rights fight to reproductive justice. And I just think she is an incredible activist and living historian.

I saw this clip of her explaining to another generation of feminists where the term “women of color” came from and wanted to share.

Transcript after the jump.

Read the Post For Your Women’s History Month: Loretta Ross on the Origin of “Women of Color”

February 18, 2011 / / african-american