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How I Jeopardize My Feminist Card Every Time

Masculinity as a sociological concept is so fascinating to me, but when it’s intersected by race, I’m even more fascinated. And I’m black, so I’m specifically talking about black masculinity. I’m fascinated for two reasons: because I’m attracted to men (and they suck) and because I’m affected by patriarchy (and that sucks too). But you… Continue reading How I Jeopardize My Feminist Card Every Time

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Coffee Will Make You Black and Womanish

I’ve written before about how growing up, I was not happy with being black. When I look back on how I thought of myself and the messages I internalized, I am sad and ashamed. Occasionally, I may revert to those awful thoughts, but it’s gotten a lot better. It’s funny (it’s actually not funny). As… Continue reading Coffee Will Make You Black and Womanish

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The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion

Nikki Haley’s book, With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace, is an adventure over enemy lines that has been quite fascinating. Lately, I have been reading books written by “people on the left” analyzing conservative extremism and Trump supporters, but I have dabbled in reading books directly from prominent conservatives, and Nikki… Continue reading The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion

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Fifty Shades of Feminism

My second attempt at reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal has been a success! I started it before (the audiobook version) and I didn’t pay attention because I couldn’t stick with the narrator’s voice (a very important characteristic for an audiobook). I decided to give it another chance and I loved… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Feminism