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Sexual Politics's Blog – July 2017 Archive (2)

An open letter to "undateable Blerd men": It's not us, it's you

Another day partaking in the internet’s favorite pastime: slandering Black women. The latest 0 Kelvin take is also a staple: Why Black women made me, a Black man, date white women. An opinion piece so cold Mr. Freeze couldn’t hold it without losing a limb to frostbite has popped up frequently on popular sites…

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Added by Sexual Politics on July 12, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

My aunt (Jay-Z's mother) inspired me to embrace my queerness

Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 is being praised for its deeply personal nature, for the ways he takes accountability for his failings and lack of tools, and for the effect his physical and emotional absences has had on those he love. There’s a poem by Rumi where he writes “the wound is the place where the light enters you.” 4:44 is the wound’s light, the personal confrontation with the ego, masks, and defenses we erect in hope to make ourselves appear solid and hard, but we…

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Added by Sexual Politics on July 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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