The CFC

12 Jan 2013

thatsucia:

shana—e:

glossylalia:

Angel Haze speaks up about being sexually abused on her powerful new track, and her testimony couldn’t have come at a more urgent time.

This right here is why mainstream feminism needs to wake-up and learn about intersectionality. Important artists like Angel Haze get looked over and their tracks get pigeonholed, and it helps nobody, when these are messages that need to be heard by everyone.

I often side eye The Atlantic, but this is good:

Moreover, hip-hop has long rewarded artists who break the silence and speak truth to power, and that may end up being the case again. Groups like Public Enemy started a conversation about police brutality against blacks and Latinos long before data about the racism of “stop and frisk” policies made its way to the public sphere. LGBT hip-hop artists continue to carve out their own spaces and challenge sexism and homophobia, and when those connected to hip-hop communities come out, as Frank Ocean did, it provides fuel for more prominent figures like Common and Kanye West to challenge bigotry. And finally, during this election system, some of the most poignant critiques of our political system have come from rappers like Lupe Fiasco and Killer Mike. In their music and media appearances, these artists ask pointed questions about the usefulness of electoral politics and the two-party system for the urban poor, whose degradation and marginalization remain no matter who is in the White House.

20 Dec 2012

catladysoul:

Whenever someone asks me for recommendations on books to read about feminism that is not RIOT GRRRL IS EVERYTHING 5EVER I recommend this book first. I wish tumblr search was easier to do, because when I first read through it I talked about each chapter in depth on tumblr and it’s totally lost in the abyss. It’s a great primer to movements NOT focused on riot grrrl culture and a very easy and interesting read, which isn’t easy considering sometimes Gender Studies books can be dry as fuck. 

catladysoul:

Whenever someone asks me for recommendations on books to read about feminism that is not RIOT GRRRL IS EVERYTHING 5EVER I recommend this book first. I wish tumblr search was easier to do, because when I first read through it I talked about each chapter in depth on tumblr and it’s totally lost in the abyss. It’s a great primer to movements NOT focused on riot grrrl culture and a very easy and interesting read, which isn’t easy considering sometimes Gender Studies books can be dry as fuck. 

8 Dec 2012

janetmock:

I had the pleasure of being on a panel called “Race & Gender in the 21st Century” at last month’s “Facing Race” conference by the Applied Research Center, which publishes Colorlines.com. In it, I added my two cents on the intersections of race and gender, specifically issues and advances for trans women of color.

The Center for Social Inclusion’s Maya Wiley led the conversation with myself, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, race scholar Michael Omi and the Albany Law School’s Christian Sundquist

1 Dec 2012

thatsucia:

retrosecks:

identifierexpected:

Please take a few seconds to pass this on.

Reblogging this again because 17 notes does not cut it. This needs more notes. No one is safe in the world. NO ONE!

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thatsucia:

retrosecks:

identifierexpected:

Please take a few seconds to pass this on.

Reblogging this again because 17 notes does not cut it. This needs more notes. No one is safe in the world. NO ONE!

:(

(Source: aurif3x)

31 Oct 2012

thatsucia:

shana—e:

glossylalia:

Angel Haze speaks up about being sexually abused on her powerful new track, and her testimony couldn’t have come at a more urgent time.

This right here is why mainstream feminism needs to wake-up and learn about intersectionality. Important artists like Angel Haze get looked over and their tracks get pigeonholed, and it helps nobody, when these are messages that need to be heard by everyone.

I often side eye The Atlantic, but this is good:

Moreover, hip-hop has long rewarded artists who break the silence and speak truth to power, and that may end up being the case again. Groups like Public Enemy started a conversation about police brutality against blacks and Latinos long before data about the racism of “stop and frisk” policies made its way to the public sphere. LGBT hip-hop artists continue to carve out their own spaces and challenge sexism and homophobia, and when those connected to hip-hop communities come out, as Frank Ocean did, it provides fuel for more prominent figures like Common and Kanye West to challenge bigotry. And finally, during this election system, some of the most poignant critiques of our political system have come from rappers like Lupe Fiasco and Killer Mike. In their music and media appearances, these artists ask pointed questions about the usefulness of electoral politics and the two-party system for the urban poor, whose degradation and marginalization remain no matter who is in the White House.

TW: Rape