Tag Archives: sexism

Open Letter to Bishop Joseph Walker and the Members of SHIFT

  [Note to our readers: One of the things we are passionate about is challenging structures of domination. Crunktastic is especially passionate about challenging those structures in the Church, which plays a disproportionately significant role in the lives of Black women and women of color. So the open letter printed below is in response to an egregious act of sexism recently committed by members of the Full Gospel Baptist denomination of the Black Baptist Church. Thanks for reading and sharing.]   December 12, 2013 Open Letter to Presiding Bishop-Elect Joseph W. Walker III and the “By Invitation Only” Attendees of …Read more »

Battle of the What?: A Brief Reflection on the Battle of the Complexions Controversy

                                            I am sick and tired of the cultural story line that insists only one version (complexion) of black women can be “in style” (beautiful, popular, desirable) at any given time.  There seems to be a not-so-invisible scale that insinuates that black beauty is either light or dark, always one or the other, never both/and.  Binary thinking is always problematic and especially in this instance because these evaluations are inextricably linked to issues of self-esteem and self-worth.  In a …Read more »

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