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On cultural exchange: Things we learned from our Grandmas

TweetThis piece was written in response to another essay entitled: “Culture Shock: How Straight Black Women Steal Black Gay Men’s Slanguage” written by Rashid Darden for the blog Dopalicious District. In his article, Rashid Darden talks about how it’s inappropriate for straight black women, some of whom are homoantagonistic, to appropriate gay black male culture, drawing from the popular [...]
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What’s Worse Than Sexual Objectification?

TweetPicture a strong female. Either a real one that you know, or a character in a story. She has a name, and, please, some defining characteristics and purpose.  Now: objectify her. Thank you. The thought experiment is now over. But one last thing before you go. What did that look like? I am going to [...]
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Heterophobe is the New Homophobe?

TweetWith all this talk of marriage equality for homosexuals in light of public opinion, states’ rights, and soon-to-be Supreme Court rulings, it’s easy to understand why the heterosexual community is feeling under attack. Luckily, there’s a new Facebook group calling for the annual observance of Heterosexual Awareness Month (HAM) each July. Participants are encouraged to [...]
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“I will do what it takes”: On Charlie Rogers and Activism Gone Awry

Tweet A SYTYCB entry On July 18, Charlie Rogers, a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball player, posted the following update on her Facebook profile: So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what [...]
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Why “It Gets Better” Is Not Enough

TweetLast weekend a gay teenager in Ottawa committed suicide. In his suicide note, he referenced the message of “It Gets Better” campaign, saying that he just couldn’t wait. I think his comment points to one of the biggest failures of the “It Gets Better” campaign. Its central message is: “Hey, we know high school is [...]
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