Lauren founded this blog in 2001.
“HH4L is something I believe in. We have the potential — and are building the momentum to — impact the culture at large. Not just Hip Hop culture. I’ve seen myself transformed through this work. I know and believe to my core that we can reach folks with what we do.”...read more
This is a guest post by Lauren Bruce, former Feministe blogger and music superfan.
Hip Hop is For Lovers is a multimedia web experience dedicated to looking at love, sex and intimacy through the lens of hip hop culture. Its centerpiece is a weekly woman-centered, queer-friendly and justice-heavy podcast that features discussions about a variety of relationship topics punctuated with the best in rap. After months as a listener, I had the privilege of talking with podcast co-hosts Uche and Lenée about the making of the show, the tentative relationship between hip hop culture and mainstream feminism, and what we should be listening to next. After the interview, tune in live on Wednesday nights from 8-10 EST to hear Uche and Lenée in action....read more
Gaslighting is a particular kind of emotional abuse, whether intentional or not, that over time makes the abused feel that her perception of reality or of herself is false. The gaslighter manipulates the victim’s sense of self in order “to be right [and] preserve his own sense of self.” From wikipedia: Gaslighting is a form [...]...read more
This is a guest post by Lauren Bruce, life-long Indiana resident, founder of and former resident blogger at Feministe. Last week, Jill reported that the state of Indiana might cut funding to Planned Parenthood as well as enacting some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Yesterday that bill was signed into law, [...]...read more
It’s official, one of the oldest, crankiest feminist blogs is closing its doors, and it’s a shame too. It was a great place for conversation about the place for children, motherhood, and work in feminist movements. Also, how to find a good bra. Also, why to avoid academia unless you really fucking want it. Also, [...]...read more
Last year, Ariel guest blogged at Feministe and changed the way I think about maps, geography, the internet, community, and how they interact in a collective space. One of my favorite collective geography projects she facilitated here was called “From Strength to Strength,” a collective remembering of places where we felt strong and did brave [...]...read more
Life has gotten the best of us. Due to the overwhelming number of comments we are taking in daily, and our inability to moderate comments in an adequate and timely manner, all comments will go directly into moderation until further notice. Guest bloggers will continue to approve comments on their own posts, and we will [...]...read more
In an interview with the NYTimes, Katy Perry elaborates on what she imagines her gospel-aspiring, squeaky fifteen-year-old self would say to her camp persona today: “I think the 15-year-old me would be excited and flabbergasted,” Ms. Perry said, “and also say, ‘Put on some clothes.’ ” I think my fifteen-year-old self would look at me [...]...read more