6 times Pinterest quotes just got it so wrong

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Sometimes people lie, or have no clue what they’re talking about. Most of the time it’s the latter. 1.) Seriously? Nelson Mandela did not say this. The quote is from American author Marianne Williamson’s 1992 book, “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course … Continue reading

Nerd.Vomit: 12 Years a Slave

[WARNING: This review features minor plot spoilers] 12 Years a Slave, 2013 Writer: Solomon Northup Director: Steve McQueen The critically-acclaimed bio-epic “12 Years a Slave,” hit theatres early October. If the title doesn’t clue you in, here’s the premise: Solomon Northup, a carpenter and musician in New York, is drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery for … Continue reading

My Feminist Life in GIFS: Feminist Documentaries

[Potential Spoilers for Pride and Prejudice, Hunger Games Trilogy, Disney’s Kim Possible and 10 Things I Hate About You] — Sometimes, my Netflix recommendations look like this: Yes, I do watch Phineas & Ferb. But in other, more important news, I like to watch a lot of documentaries, and go figure–I sometimes, a lot of … Continue reading

Limited Time Offer: Mass Profit and Exchange of the “Real Indian”

A few weeks ago I ran across a blog about Native appropriation. One post specifically talks about how racist it is to dress up as Native Americans for Halloween. And I know what you’re thinking, so what? It’s December. And here’s what I’m going to tell you: read this anyway. I remember watching Disney’s Pocahontas … Continue reading

My Feminist Life in GIFS: The only Black girl in class

1.) When returning back from my summer vacation and visiting my neighbor, and I’m like: But then he stops me before I leave and says, “so what do you think about the whole Trayvon Martin thing?” And I’m like: 2.) Roomate: OMGSH! I have a video to show you! I think you might really like … Continue reading

Catching Fire and the thing about “strong female characters”

This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.  Warning: This post features major point spoilers  Late last November, the second film installment of the Hunger Games hit theatres in the U.S. … Continue reading

Nerd.Vomit.: Twilight & The Hunger Games

(This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.) Twilight, Stephenie Meyer The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins When I was 14, I read Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. Guys, I fell in love. When … Continue reading

In the Garden of English Roses

Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion” – Margaret Cho, Comedian – – A few weeks ago, actor Dustin Hoffman made headlines when a clip from an interview gained popularity online. In the clip, … Continue reading

My Feminist Life in GIFS: Visiting Family and Studying Abroad

0. How my Nana feels about my Black Feminist blog. 1. While at a Stevie Wonder concert, Stevie gives a speech saying that a world without equal rights for people of color and women, is not a just world–I was in the crowd like, 2. When returning from said concert and while on the bus … Continue reading

Am I a Feminist or a Womanist?

    I’m trying to think of the first I time I was like, “man, I totally want to be a feminist.”     I can’t remember. Sorry, bro. I remember sophomore year high school when I was like, “I’m totally not a feminist, I’m a womanist because I’m for equality for both men and … Continue reading