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Links 1 through 8 of 8 by Latoya Peterson tagged via:feministing

"We can place the figure of the feminist kill joy alongside the angry black woman, explored by black feminist writers such as Audre Lorde and bell hooks. The angry black woman could also be described as a kill-joy; she may even kill feminist joy, for example, by pointing out forms of racism within feminist politics. bell hooks describes for us how the arrival of a woman of color disturbs a shared atmosphere: “a group of white feminist activists who do not know one another may be present at a meeting to discuss feminist theory. They may feel bonded on the basis of shared womanhood, but the atmosphere will noticeably change when a woman of color enters the room. The white women will become tense, no longer relaxed, no longer celebratory.”

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"[Sergio] Garcia, 18, spent most of his years at Fairfax openly gay and wanted to be part of the Los Angeles school's prom court -- but not as prom king. He felt that vying for prom queen would better suit his personality, so he decided to seek that crown, running against a handful of female classmates."

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"Indeed, the Library does not deny that it discriminated against Schroer because she was transgendered. The trouble for Schroer is that it's not explicitly illegal to discriminate against the transgendered, because no federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity."

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"I called the first friend a Diminisher and the second a Denier and came to discover that both represented how mainstream America talks about blackness."

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[O]n this North Carolina show they called us "lazy" among other slanderous highlights, and said specifically that the Lumbee tribe are "inbred," referenced Pocahontas as "Poca-ho-tas," and Sacajawea as "Sacacooter."

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"Young women are growing increasingly frustrated with the fanatical support of Barack and gleeful bashing of Hillary."

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"So what happens if women of color are not included in the conversation about beauty and femininity? What happens when those lighthearted stories about how to apply the latest shades in makeup never include examples of ebony skin?"

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Riiiiiiiiiiight. "Boys like blue, girls like pink and there isn't much anybody can do about it, researchers said on Monday in one of the first studies to show scientifically that there are gender-based color preferences."

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