Gender Reporter and Columnist Akiba Solomon writes about race, gender, the assaults on women's reproductive healthcare and rights, and how women of color and poor women stand to lose the most.
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by Akiba Solomon on November 17 2011, 10:00AM
It’s one of those unspeakable crimes, until a high-profile case like the one at Penn State makes it inescapable. Here, some basic-but-vital facts about its victims and impact.
by Akiba Solomon on November 10 2011, 11:19PM
The scandals engulfing the Republican presidential candidate and the deposed Penn State football coach are fruit from the same poisoned tree.
by Akiba Solomon on November 9 2011, 3:18PM
Like the Energizer Bunny, the eggs-as-people movement plans to keep going and going and going. Thankfully, so do the folks who continually defeat them.
by Akiba Solomon on November 4 2011, 2:32PM
If the state votes yes on Amendment 26, fertilized eggs will be deemed people. Abortion will be illegal, even in cases of rape, incest and pregnancies that could kill the mother.
by Akiba Solomon on November 3 2011, 9:30AM
The founding SlutWalk crew offers thoughtful words on the decentralized movement’s race fails and shares next steps.
by Akiba Solomon on October 27 2011, 9:01AM
The biracial TV writer’s HuffPo editorial “Why You’re Not Married” will also become a book. Both should be a big hit for folks who believe that a wedding band is more important than a woman’s self-worth.
by Akiba Solomon on October 12 2011, 12:22PM
New laws make it easier to get ID and clarify what should be a basic truth: You can’t discriminate against somebody because they’re transgender.
by Akiba Solomon on October 6 2011, 3:09PM
I was ambivalent about SlutWalk—until I saw this picture.
by Akiba Solomon on September 29 2011, 10:05AM
It only took 80 years for the federal agency to acknowledge that “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” excludes a whole lot of victims.
by Akiba Solomon on September 22 2011, 2:00PM
The historian and author spent seven hours outside of the prison where Troy Davis was executed last night. Here, he describes the mood of the crowd, the police reaction and he weighs in on why Obama didn’t step in.
by Akiba Solomon on September 21 2011, 11:40AM
The abortion-as-black-genocide lobby is conspicuously silent in the life-or-death case of an acutal person outside of the womb.
by Akiba Solomon on September 19 2011, 9:29AM
My 19-month-old nephew is better at apologizing than the former IMF chief and the former Psychology Today blogger.
by Akiba Solomon on September 14 2011, 10:16AM
Teonna Brown says she’s sorry. For Chrissy Polis, it’s too little, too late.
by Akiba Solomon on September 9 2011, 12:15PM
Personhood Mississippi, the group behind the anti-choice ballot initiative Amendment 26, is the latest group to hijack racial justice history for a profoundly unjust cause. This sleaze has got to stop.
by Akiba Solomon on August 29 2011, 11:50AM
Tiawanda Moore thought she was doing the right thing when she reported a Chicago police officer who allegedly groped her breast during an interview. Little did she know that she’d end up facing 15 years in prison.
by Akiba Solomon on August 25 2011, 2:52PM
As expected, Nafissatou Diallo’s inconsistencies have compelled prosecutors to abandon her sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. It’s a sad day in so-called justice.