Black feminism and intersectionality | International Socialist Review
Although we are in essential agreement with Marx’s theory as it applied to the very specific economic relationships he analyzed, we know that his analysis must be extended further in order for us to understand our specific economic situation as Black women.”
—the Combahee River Collective Statement, 19771
Chasing Elusive Joy: The Trials and Tribulations of Good Women by Yejide Kilanko | Brittle Paper
At 13, my days were divided between time away at a girls boarding school in Onitsha and holidays at home in Ibadan, Nigeria. I remember the year as an awkward one. We (my friends and I) were dealing with the physical and emotional rollercoaster of puberty while armed with the newly found knowledge that “boys disease”, the plague which made us scream when a boy touched us, was a myth perpetuated by our mothers. In reality, it would take much more than a simple touch from a boy to get pregnant.
Winnie: Nelson Mandela will be remembered for his legacy – ITV News
It’s very hard for the family to even share him even in his death after sharing with the whole world and our whole country while he was alive.
He’s still not really just ours, the family, he still belongs to the whole world and we have to share.
Here we are…the family still having to share him. It was yet another pain…one of those pains. Nothing I could do about it.
kiskeácity: Open Letter to Eve Ensler: A Lesson for Haitians
Stop posting, quoting or amplifying the appropriators of your voice EXCEPT WHEN THEIR ARTICLES CONTAIN INFORMATION OF CONSTRUCTIVE VALUE TO HAITIANS. In that case, cut and paste ONLY the useful information without otherwise promoting your sabotager. After all, they are insiders to the current system, and as such may have information that you will never be privy to. But beyond that information, do not further amplify their inevitable references to “poorest country in the you know what” or gratuitous use of the word V-O-O-D-O-O in the titles of their books or other tragic depictions of Haiti that leave out their own participation to its plight and ultimately demean YOU.
Prison Culture » One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler and the Contradictions of Carceral Feminism(s)
Eve Ensler seems to have discovered state violence…in much the same way as Columbus ‘discovered’ America. She has announced herself ready to discuss and address the negative consequences of increased criminalization. Yet just a few months ago, One Billion Rising, Ensler’s global ‘anti-violence’ campaign, was primarily encouraging survivors of interpersonal violence to report their rapes & assaults to law enforcement.
Columbite Tantalite: a short film by Chiwetel Ejiofor – video | Stage | theguardian.com
The latest in a series of short feature collaborations between the Young Vic and the Guardian, this short film is written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. It’s a postcolonial parable about the west’s hunger for African mineral wealth, and about Congo’s struggle to come to terms with its past – a contemporary response to Aimé Césaire’s A Season in the Congo, which played at the Young Vic theatre earlier in 2013.
For Brazil’s Minister of Racial Equality, the figure of Mandela is used to try to disguise racism in Brazil | Black Women of Brazil
For Brazil’s Minister of Racial Equality, the figure of Mandela is used to try to disguise racism in Brazil