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‘It’s Not About Sex, It’s About Power’ And Other Lies

What’s insidious about this phrase is that it assumes we have stable and agreed upon definitions of fraught terms like “sex” and “power.” The phrase ushers us past the physicality of sex and violence all together in favor of an abstraction. Read more

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Don’t Hate ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ Hate Hollywood

The criticism ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has received for its promotion of the model minority myth and moments of anti-blackness are completely valid, but we also need to be realistic about the role pop culture plays in pushing a truly progressive agenda and the timeline in which that agenda unfolds.
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The Co-creator Of Safety Pin Box Explains Why You Should Pay Black Women

Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Leslie Mac and Marissa Johnson, two black female activists, started working on development of the Safety Pin Box which — unlike the viral solidarity campaign of wearing a safety pin from which the project took its name — provides guided tasks for white allies who want to fight to end systemic oppression in society. Read more