Monthly Archives: April 2010

Challenging Gender–B. Scott

I ran across this really interesting piece celebrity blogger B. Scott wrote for Global Grind. In it, B. Scott describes his queer gender performance, saying “I believe I fall somewhere in between a number of society’s constructs and, as a result, I challenge the mainstream populace’s notion of what is acceptable for male and female behaviour and expression. I accept, embrace and celebrate my gender non-conforming androgyny.” Yay for celebrating gender nonconformity! Check him out. Source

Who’s Really Having Our Say?: Black Women and the Politics of Representation

We thought it would be good to include the proceedings of a panel recently conducted by three Crunk Feminists–Whitney Peoples, Asha French, and Brittney Cooper– at the National Council of Black Studies in March 2010. Click here for some crunk critiques of Tyler Perry’s and T.D. Jakes’ recurring filmic shenanigans at the expense of Black women!! transfer.php?action=batch_download&send_id=849056303&email=48a89067d1921fb3a970be3b4b0bbbb8

Dear Patriarchy,

Dear Patriarchy, This isn’t working. We both know that it hasn’t been working for a very long time. It’s not you…no actually, it is you. This is an unhealthy, dysfunctional, abusive relationship because of you. You are stifling, controlling, oppressive and you have never had my best interest at heart. You have tricked me into believing that things are the way they are because they have to be, that they have always been that way, that there are no alternatives and that they will never change. Anytime I questioned you or your ways, you found another way to silence me …Read more »

Why Did I Go to the Movies?

**Spoiler Alert** I’m reviewing a craptacular movie you don’t have any business seeing, so you can thank me later. Why did I go to the movies? That was the question I asked myself repeatedly as I watched Tyler Perry’s most recent cinematic travesty, Why Did I Get Married Too? I had put a moratorium on Tyler Perry movies in 2008 or so, when watching them had become so offensive, so tired, so boring that I just told myself (and anyone who would listen) that that fool was not getting any more of my hard-earned money. But there I was on …Read more »

[Sigh]…I am so tired.

Sometimes there are good days to be a crunk feminist. Sometimes there are bad days to be a crunk feminist – demoralizing, dehumanizing, frustratingly sad…sad…sad…days. Today was one of those days. I sat in on an undergraduate Women’s and Gender Studies course where the topic of the day was gay rights. Sigh. Within an hour, students weighed in on the pros and cons of gay marriage. Some comments were thoughtful, some were insightful, others however…others, however, just broke my heart. Sigh. Students defended upholding civil unions and not gay marriage because and I quote “humans are curious, if we allow …Read more »

“You are pretty for a dark-skinned girl”

I have heard this statement many times in my life from well-meaning black women, surprised black boys and peers, family members and perfect strangers who usually make the statement in response or reply to not having seen me in a while or in genuine wonder and fascination.  The words come as somewhat of a shock in the moment, somewhat of a criticism, somewhat of an offense.  I don’t know if I should be flattered or insulted… The words, which come to me softly, sometimes hard, but mostly behind smiling eyes and perfectly thick lips, insinuate that one is either pretty …Read more »

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