Rachel Nichols’s lack of solidarity with Maria Taylor as two women marginalized at male-centric ESPN and her dismissal of Taylor’s unique experiences as a Black woman suggest how timely that famous refrain attributed to Sojourner Truth remains: “Ain’t I a woman?”
We are left questioning how we can productively condemn Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s anti-democratic, conspiracy-laden and discriminatory words and actions without turning to superficial, misogynistic attacks.
True and lasting liberation requires the elimination of sexism for everyone, everywhere—including for our worst enemies.
Gender parity doesn’t necessarily mean the U.N. is working better, and towards the interests of women, girls and marginalized populations. If the U.N. is to “leave no one behind,” it must fully grasp the multiple forms of discrimination holding people back.
It’s time U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres accepts and takes on recommendations for making intersectionality central to the U.N.’s mandate.
In the midst of this climate emergency, there are, of course, many who have been—and are—ringing the alarm bells. It has become increasingly evident that young people are the leaders of the swelling climate justice movement, with young women at the forefront of this work.
Title IX exponentially increased opportunities for women in sports by ensuring equitable participation, treatment and benefits and college scholarship. However, girls of color still face an unequal playing field.
“A Pride without racial justice, a Pride without intersectional feminism, is no Pride at all. It is simply a mockery of the work of the trailblazers that came before us.”
When languages disappear, so do the living cultures and human stories embedded within them. The Maya Girls are refusing to let that happen to the linguistic family of 22 different Mayan languages tracing back 5,000 years.
Black women have never been apathetic to the marginalization that their families and their communities face, to the marginalization that they face themselves. Their resolve to confront that marginalization fuels Black women’s political participation. We saw that in 2018. We’ll see it again in 2020.
On Latina Equal Pay Day, the EEOC wanted to shirk its civil rights duties to protect women workers of color.
When we re-envision gender-based expectations and imagine and practice into more roles for people of all genders, we begin to shift the fundamental cultural underpinnings of oppression. We were curious about how Black and Indigenous women, trans and gender non-conforming people and their allies might imagine freedom looking and feeling like in Wakanda, a place where liberation is the norm and anything is possible.