I caught my 55+ white, male-identifying, neighbor recording me. I was dancing in my living room, participating in a fundraising event for an organization for differently abled folks. But does that matter?
your body determined my birth feet pounding the hot pavement marching for a revolutionary while supremacists profit from pain
Men are excellent at claiming a space as their own. They can remove safety from a city block with the flick of their tongue. This skill is transferable on digital platforms as well. I was recently attacked on my own social media profile for having a body that a white man, over the age of sixty, deemed fuckable.
The older generation often finds humour in the anxieties possessed by Gen Z and millennials as if our intergenerational trauma does not stem from the failures of boomers. We may be afraid to send our orders back in fear of ruining someone’s day but we’ll chokeslam a racist and milibop on a cop car to hear you say her/they’re/his name.
It’s hard to talk about bisexuality without making it sound like a sob story. I promise it’s not my aim; I always wish to engage in open and constructive conversations about sexuality so I hope you keep that in mind when reading these lines.
It’s no secret that self-identifying as a “feminist” in 2020 is often met with backlash, insults, and rebuttals that feminists are just “angry lesbians who hate men and grow armpit hair.”
I never thought I had a problem. I started drinking at 21 and by now (31) I figured I had the hang of it. I hadn’t done it ages so it wasn’t really an issue right? The “it” I’m referring to is vomiting.
As an argentine and a native Spanish speaker that has lived in the UK for five years, it always struck me as odd that most people (including some radical feminists) commonly call gender-based violence, ‘domestic’.
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be not racist. You have to be anti-racist.” In the last two months, the iconic words of Angela Davis have reappeared on protest signs and reverberated online, as the senseless death of George Floyd propelled the Black Lives Matter movement into the global spotlight like never before.
We won’t stop. And I’m not here to please anybody :) How much time did it take for you to recognise yourself as a feminist? This girl in the picture is my dear friend Indira. I’ve known her since my childhood and admired her from day one. When we were teenagers she was a badass political being. She was clever, smart and highly committed to make a better world.