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How Lauren Duca and Other Liberals Weaponize Feminist Language To Uphold Oppressions

In the over-simplification of feminist language, Lauren Duca and other so-called feminists have stripped feminist theory of its anti-capitalist stance. By Nashwa Lina Khan In January 2020, The Independent published a piece by Lauren Duca entitled “In Backing Liz Warren And Amy Klobuchar, The New York Times Rejected Toxic Masculinity- As We All Should”. The...

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How Men Can Be Slightly Less Trash

Cisgender men need to intentionally open themselves up to more than just their own perspectives, opinions and experiences. Cisgender men often ask me what they can do as “allies” or “accomplices” to women, femmes, trans and GNC/nonbinary people. I am usually willing to offer my thoughts on the matter, but I am often discouraged because...

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#DecolonialLove: On Building A More Liberatory Culture of Love

Decolonial love, liberated love, is true love. “Feminism is, nevertheless, very threatening to the majority of Black people because it calls into question some of the most basic assumptions about our existence, i.e., that gender should be a determinant of power relationships.” – The Cohambee River Collective I have ended or paused two relationships recently–both...

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R. Kelly Is A Predator, But He Gets Away With It Because We Don’t Protect Black Girls

The latest news about R. Kelly illustrates how we are failing Black girls, we are failing Black women. A new chapter in the R. Kelly saga broke yesterday when Buzzfeed published an investigative piece about the artist. The article details accusations of the singer/sexual predator having a ‘cult’ or harem of young women whom he...

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Jay-Z’s 4:44 is apologetic, but it doesn’t fully delve into toxic masculinity

4:44 is a raw look into Jay-Z’s mind. He offers explanations and apologies for years of toxic behavior. Last week, Jay-Z’s 13th studio album, “4:44″ was released. It’s the response that folks had been waiting for ever since Beyoncé’s visual album, “Lemonade” dropped last year. The album chronicled the experiences of a woman betrayed by her lover and...

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So, Wait, the Justice System is Dysfunctional for Black People — Except When it’s Nate Parker?

Penn State alumni’s defense of Parker makes no sense in the face of Black Lives Matter’s critique of our judicial system. With each passing day, it seems the Nate Parker rape controversy grows even bigger and spirals more out-of-control, threatening to set us back some years on the already suppressed problems of sexual violence and...

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Why Toxic Masculinity is the Cause For Most Massacres

Most Mass Shootings are Committed by Men. Is Toxic Masculinity to Blame? It feels as though I’ve been seeing headlines about mass shootings all my life. Every time it happens, it’s hard. Vicarious trauma is a real thing, especially for folks who already suffer from PTSD. What is the root of most of mass shootings, the vast...