Month: August 2008

Swapping Knowledge Across Generations

Every now and again, I’ll hear someone make a remark that goes something like this: “Racism in the movement is just hold over bitterness from the second wave. We third wavers know better than that.” Upon hearing/reading this statement, I…

“One-Legged Hooker Slain”

That is the New York Post* title on the death of Elizabeth Acevedo.  Who is now dead.  A 38 year old woman who was disabled, and happened to be a prostitute.   Oh, yeah, and police are still looking for a suspect. …

Michelle and Hillary Open Thread

I just want to say that both Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton brought down the house with their DNC speeches.  (Clinton speech video and text here; Obama speech video here; text here)  Clinton’s speech last night, especially, really wowed me. …

Before I discovered feminism…

… I was already neck-deep in hip-hop culture. The facts are simple: I was raised with hip-hop. That was the emerging culture my parents were immersed in as teenagers in the early 80s*, and even to this day there are…

Defining Transphobia

Lisa Harney, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite bloggers, has written an excellent post explaining what transphobia is.  For those who are unsure of what is/is not transphobic, and what is meant by “cissexual privilege,” this is a…

On identification…

Who are you? When people ask you that question, how do you reply?  When you are asked to write a self-bio, or someone does one for you, what is your identity?  What words do you use to describe yourself?  You…

Allow Me to (Re) Introduce Myself

What’s up, Feministe? My name is Latoya Peterson, and I am the editrix of Racialicious.com, a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. I’ve also been known to write on video games every now and again for Cerise…

Thanks for the Memories

I have had a marvelous time posting here this week. Thank you so much for the engaging discussions. I’m really thankful that the wonderful folks at Feministe provided me with this opportunity to talk about a lot of issues that…