Can you imagine the uproar if white people were enslaved for hundreds of years, and after having been freed were still denied basic rights for another century, and then were denied the tools that would allow them to better their overall circumstance like decent education and access to housing and banking, and then… Read more
What’s even more bizarre about this is that Fredrick Douglass is one of like, 6 black people who you learn about in public school (along with Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, MLK, Chrispus Attucks and Dred Scott). Most 8th graders could probably tell you that Douglass isn’t exactly a contemporary figure.
Same reason Ron Swanson got the Dotty Everytime a Smurf award from the Indiana Women’s Association.
Why couldn’t they have had a woman host the Ms. Foundation Gloria Awards? I don’t care how fucking woke bae here is.
My mother raised my sister and I with the notion that I was the “pretty” one and should use my looks to land a rich husband and my sister was the “smart” one and should pursue a hardcore career despite her obvious creative talents. It was a somewhat Hiltonian way of raising us. It obviously screwed both of us because… Read more
Yes! I know Adichie isn’t saying you should be a raging bitch to everyone all the time, and I totally get and agree with what she is saying: girls and women are encouraged to tie our self-worth to what other people think of us, and consequently we spend way too much time trying to change and conceal and lie about what… Read more