‘The Hunger Games’ Review in Conversation Part 1: Female Protagonists, Body Image, Disability, Whitewashing, Hunger & Food
Feminism / Films

‘The Hunger Games’ Review in Conversation Part 1: Female Protagonists, Body Image, Disability, Whitewashing, Hunger & Food

As I’ve written before, I love The Hunger Games, both the book and film adaptation. We desperately need more strong female protagonists like Katniss Everdeen on-screen. The riveting young adult series contains many complex social issues. But just because I enjoyed it, doesn’t mean the film didn’t suffer some problems. As we both love talking … Continue reading

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Women, Sexism, Racism & the Economy: Why Congress Needs to Reauthorize Unemployment Insurance

This post is part of the HERvotes Blog Carnival: Protecting Unemployment Benefits. The phenomenon of Occupy Wall Street has galvanized people to speak out and take a stand against economic injustice. The 99% moniker implies we either belong to the elite upper echelon…or there’s everybody else. But within that 99%, a variety of experiences and … Continue reading

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Why We Need to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, Not Columbus Day

Most people in the U.S. think of today as Columbus Day. But I refuse to celebrate this asshole. A shitty explorer (who refused to admit that he wasn’t even in Asia), Columbus kidnapped, colonized, maimed and committed genocide to the Indigenous peoples here. Oh yeah, that really sounds like someone we should honor with their … Continue reading

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Guest Post: This is the Movement of Our Generation: SisterSong “Let’s Talk About Sex” Conference

Written by Nicole Clark. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Let’s Talk About Sex: Love, Legislation, & Leadership Conference, put together by the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. I was invited to be on the planning committee for this conference, and I can definitely say that … Continue reading

Feminism / Music

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: M.I.A. & Erykah Badu’s Controversial Music Videos

Art continually pushes the boundaries of convention.  In singer & rapper M.I.A.’s new 9-minute video for her song “Born Free,” she showcases explicitly graphic, violent images and nudity.  Scenes show U.S. armed forces barging into houses, brutalizing civilians, raiding and rounding up red-haired adolescent boys.  The boys are driven to the desert.  In one of … Continue reading