The Washington Post has reported that Charles and David Koch, two white men, have organized a complex, secret network of feeder funds and groups that raised about $407 million for the 2012 elections. These photographs of Charles and David are from the print edition of the story, which can be found online here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/koch-backed-political-network-built-to-shield-donors-raised-400-million-in-2012-elections/2014/01/05/9e7cfd9a-719b-11e3-9389-09ef9944065e_story.html
This is great.
"Although racism and sexism readily intersect in the lives of real people, they seldom do in feminist and antiracist practices. And so, when the practices expound identity as woman or person of color as an either/or proposition, they relegate the identity of women of color to a location that resists telling." - Kimberlé Crenshaw (pictured above), Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color
did u know, there’s this small rural town in japan called obama.
so there’s this girl in a 2007 drama who moved from the city to obama.
and she hates it at first and blames the town for her misery.
i kid u not. didn’t make this shit up.
This is brilliant.
|—||Patricia Hill Collins, from “Defining Black Feminist Thought” in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (via riseabovethemadness)|
2013 has ended! In 2012 I did a “best of” post of the most shared/most interacted with essays/writing for the year though I started Gradient Lair in May 2012. This time a full year has passed and below are some of the most shared essays/posts, some favorites, mentions and posts from other…
In HuffPo UK, Adele Wilde-Blavatsky published a piece titled Stop Bashing White Women in the Name of Beyonce: We Need Unity Not Division. Yes, the piece is as offensive as the title and I’ve responded to some of it below, her portion in blockquote:
Over the last few days, I have read a few…
Beyoncé is a remarkable singer, artist, dancer, artistic visionary, Black woman, feminist (I’d say womanist, really), wife, mother, human being. I write this sentence and like…I can hear the haters (that I call miserys; the opposites of stans) screaming their heads off and thinking of horrible…