What about Samantha Bee? The Lack of Feminist Coverage for “Full Frontal”

Hey, y’all. So, remember that story from a year ago or so when Jon Stewart left the Daily Show, and many, many people were outraged that Trevor Noah, the south African comedian, replaced Stewart’s seat instead of a woman? Remember the hashtags directed at Jessica Williams, then one of the long-standing Daily Show correspondents, to…

Celebrities Are Not Activists, and Here’s Why

Lately, I’ve spent my precious free time reading HuffPost articles about the varying degrees of social consciousness from our favorite celebrities. Whilst perusing each article, I realized celebrities have a confusing relationship with social change. Either these people are considered beacons of social change or bigots fighting adamantly against any type of progressive action. Because the internet and other…

We Matter Because We Are People

http://ocrcc.org/the-intersection-of-sexual-violence-and-disability/ (content warning: sexual assault) With the current statistics of people that will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime in the United States, it is not difficult for one to imagine family members, friends, and acquaintances being affected. Current campaigns about sexual assault have attempted to familiarize the crime by portraying mothers, sisters, daughters, etc.…

Five Brilliant Women in Black History

https://rebelwomenembroidery.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/banner-collage-cropped.jpg?w=851&h=315&crop=1 Black History Month has come a long way since 1927 when it was first pitched as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. As of 1976, it has come to be the full month of February in the United States and, though it is the…

Beyoncé: Artist and Activist

http://static.vibe.com/files/2016/02/beyonce-formation-halftime-640×639.png Through the duration of my Queen B infatuation, Beyoncé has never failed to impress me with her new music. Her latest song, Formation was no exception. The video is a political statement in itself and furthers her involvement in the nation’s social justice dialogue. As she becomes increasingly engaged in these discussions with each…

Black Lives Matter: An Intersectionality of Race and Gender

  Most everyone has heard of the men involved in Black Lives Matter. Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin– they’ve become household names in regards to the movement. However, rarely do we hear about the women subjected to the police brutality BLM disputes; Rekia Boyd shot by an unarmed Chicago police officer in 2012, Michelle…

Catching up to Canada

Canada’s new International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is congratulated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Chris Wattie, AFP/Getty Images Recently Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed 30 ministers in the most diverse cabinet the country has ever seen. Of the 30 nominated were 15 women, an act that made headlines for having created a gender-equal cabinet. When…