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Gender Bent's Blog – June 2016 Archive (4)

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: South African filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman’s The Foxy Five follows intersectional feminists challenging oppressive status quo

Jabu Nadia Newman is the creator and show-runner of Cape Town’s The Foxy Five—an intersectional web series that follows a powerful group of 5 young womxn who are tearing down the “white-supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy“ on their own terms. The series also explores many of the different perspectives and…

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Added by Gender Bent on June 24, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

FEATURE: Femmes destroy street harassment with satirical #NoWomanEver hashtag on Twitter

If you’re a femme or femme presenting person who has walked down the street, chances are you’ve had a masc person shout unsolicited greetings, commands, and sexual commentary at you while you’re making your way from A to B. There’s a good chance that some man has approached you and tried to negotiate with or convince you to engage with them or be available to them on a personal level. Which, you know, is a very strange position to put a complete stranger, and that’s really…

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Added by Gender Bent on June 21, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Straight Black Men Killing Black Trans Women: Why?

Let me state my positionality. I am a self-identified masculine of center woman. I am black. I am working class. I am a radical, far left, millennial. As a poor black queer woman with overlapping oppressions I speak sincerely to a very specific segment of the population, black cis hetero males.  I do so out of love and anger.




I aim to spark dialogue between straight black men and the black trans community. My targeting comes from the countless articles…

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Added by Gender Bent on June 13, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "society teaches young girls to hold back, that’s bullshit."

Next to Toni Morrison, Audra Lorde, and Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the only people who actually matters. I’m kidding, of course, but not really. One of her most resonate and relative comments on female empowerment from last year came during a speech she gave while being honored by Girls Write Now—the acclaimed, nationally recognized NYC-based…

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Added by Gender Bent on June 8, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments

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