Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? She’s the modern-day Joan of Arc who calls out Hollywood and its sexist pay structures while still headlining some of the biggest films of the year. Well, Chris Rock, like many people of color doesn’t believe Lawrence is the great light for equality. Rather, he suggests that her focus on pay differences for women misses how race also plays a factor.
Brittney Griner, the 6’8 Phoenix Mercury rookie and the new face of the WNBA, graces the cover of ESPN: The Magazine’s Taboo issue, which will be on newstands in a few days.
In the cover story, Griner talks about coming out, the bullying she experienced, her experience living in a “glass closet” while attending college, and sexual identity:
According to the Center for American Progress, a whopping 97 percent of women are working jobs men are typically getting paid more for.
Of the 534 professions listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earn more than men in just seven of them.
President Obama is facing criticism for calling California Attorney General Kamala Harris “by far, the best-looking attorney general.”
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser, Obama called Harris “brilliant,” “dedicated” and “tough.” He then added, “She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general.”
Many are calling his comments sexist, and inappropriate considering the hurdles women face in being recognized for their talents and accomplishments.
Black gay youth face a unique set of challenges in coming out to family and friends, according to a recent study.
The report – authored by Michael C. LaSala, director of the Master of Social Work program at Rutgers University School of Social Work – asserts that these young men face rigid and exaggerated conceptions of masculinity, making it more difficult for them to find acceptance or accept themselves.
Furthermore, black gay men face a myriad of intersecting oppressions (i.e. racism, homophobia, sexism), and elicit a particular kind of disdain and worry from within their communities and families.
By many accounts, the prevailing narrative of this year’s presidential election was that Republicans have alienated women and people of color.
But it seems the GOP didn’t get that memo.
Yesterday John Boehner announced the 19 House Committee Chairs for the next Congress.
All of them are white men.
During a recent interview on NPR, comedian and Obama stan, D.L. Hughley unequivocally confirmed his misogyny.
D.L. Hughley claims to genuinely not like women.
The internet is still up in arms about the debut music video from 6 year-old rapper Albert Roundtree Jr.
The video, entitled “Booty Pop,” features little Albert rapping pool side, while scantily clad women “booty pop” all around him. At one point he even sprays one of them down with a water gun.
Although his parents actually paid for the video, and the director is claiming that the whole thing is meant to be “satire,” it’s still hard to see how there could be any justification for featuring a child in a music video like “Booty Pop.”