It’s the 1990s when a young, ambitious filmmaker goes on the hunt for “the Watermelon Woman,” a black actress who played mostly mammy roles in 1930s and ’40s Hollywood films. So goes the plotline for The Watermelon Woman, a movie by Cheryl Dunye, a black, lesbian filmmaker
State courts cannot refuse to recognize same-sex adoptions granted by other states
“What is the most popular porn search term in your state?”
Today in tragic non-surprises: an Australian study finds that online harassment of women has very nearly become the “established norm.” Women under 30 are especially susceptible.
Jelani Cobb on the activists Alicia Garza and DeRay Mckesson, and the development of a new kind of civil-rights movement.
The goal of this activism is to stress the severity of the situation, this is happening in all of our backyards. Leading up to the night, there was a movement to try to pit the Oscars against what was happening in Flint: white people in Hollywood v. black people in Flint.
A piece recently published in the New York Times has charted a direct relationship between limiting abortion clinic access and self-induced abortions. It looks like the latter has seen a significant increase since 2011, when 24 states legislated 92 provisions to obstruct access ...
From illustrated sex dreams to a guide to “queering herbalism” to comics about the queer and trans Armenian experience, the fourth annual NYC Feminist Zine Fest (FZF), held at Barnard College on Sunday, February 28, was a showcase of radical, DIY intersectionality.
MSNBC has confirmed the network and Melissa Harris-Perry have officially parted ways—and one of the main reasons was over Beyoncé’s #BlackLivesMatter-themed music video for “Formation”—the same video made by a non-white person that white people just don’t seem to understand.
“This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” the rapper’s collaboration with the producer Ryan Lewis, and the song “White Privilege II.”