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Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying

Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on April 12 2011, 10:12AM

The U.S. ranks behind 40 other countries in terms of maternal mortality, despite spending the most money per capita on health care.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

On DJ Mister Cee, Malcolm X and Online Homophobia

On DJ Mister Cee, Malcolm X and Online Homophobia

by Akiba Solomon on April 11 2011, 10:31AM

How should we deal with the kinds of comments littering Mister Cee and Malcolm X threads?

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, History, Mister Cee

50 Cent's New Pocketbook Values: Anti-Gay Won't Pay, Even for Hip Hop

50 Cent’s New Pocketbook Values: Anti-Gay Won’t Pay, Even for Hip Hop

by Kenyon Farrow on April 8 2011, 9:34AM

Iconic DJ Mister Cee’s arrest for allegedly having commercial sex with a transgender woman is stirring an unexpected conversation in the hip-hop industry.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Mister Cee

Mister Cee's Arrest Should Spark Talk of Sex Work, Not Hysteria

Mister Cee’s Arrest Should Spark Talk of Sex Work, Not Hysteria

by Jamilah King on April 6 2011, 2:14PM

Dream Hampton argues that instead of sexuality, we should be talking about decriminalizing sex work. Who’s listening?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Alabama House Approves Apology for Recy Taylor

Alabama House Approves Apology for Recy Taylor

by Benjamin Greenberg on March 30 2011, 12:57PM

Taylor’s 1944 rape stands as an iconic example of the impunity with which white men attacked black women during the Jim Crow era.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Recy Taylor

How Do We Support Men With Violent Histories? [Reader Forum]

How Do We Support Men With Violent Histories? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 27 2011, 1:09PM

Chris Brown’s temper has struck again. Colorlines.com asks you: How do we support men with violent histories who aren’t getting help?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Why Discussing Black Male Feminism is Necessary

Why Discussing Black Male Feminism is Necessary

by Thoai Lu on March 23 2011, 10:11AM

Two important essays by black men on their path toward feminism give pause to the Web.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Report: Chris Brown Breaks ABC Studio Windows After Rihanna Questions

Report: Chris Brown Breaks ABC Studio Windows After Rihanna Questions

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2011, 4:04PM

He says he’s never been better, but his actions speak louder to his young fans than his words.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

Jay Smooth Remembers ALL of Nate Dogg's Legacies--Sexism Included

Jay Smooth Remembers ALL of Nate Dogg’s Legacies—Sexism Included

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2011, 3:12PM

We can’t ignore the iconic rapper’s role in making misogyny catchy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Recy Taylor Gets a Personal Sorry, But No Apology From Alabama

Recy Taylor Gets a Personal Sorry, But No Apology From Alabama

by Benjamin Greenberg on March 22 2011, 11:10AM

The 91-year-old’s family still wants a formal apology for the failure to investigate and prosecute her rapists for nearly 70 years.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Recy Taylor

Ricky Martin Urges GLAAD to Spread the Love in Latin America

Ricky Martin Urges GLAAD to Spread the Love in Latin America

by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2011, 2:17PM

Meanwhile, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons earns the group’s praises for taking on Donald Trump.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Can Alexandra Wallace Yell Racism in a Crowded Library? [Reader Forum]

Can Alexandra Wallace Yell Racism in a Crowded Library? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 20 2011, 1:16PM

A UCLA student’s viral video sets off heated conversation about free speech, and well-meaning people fighting racism with sexism.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth, Technology

Alexandra Wallace's Anti-Asian Rant Draws...Misogyny and Death Threats

Alexandra Wallace’s Anti-Asian Rant Draws…Misogyny and Death Threats

by Jorge Rivas on March 18 2011, 3:16PM

Some of the most popular comedic riffs on the UCLA student’s infamous viral video are as sexist as she was racist.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, Schools & Youth

Federal Civil Rights Suit Challenges Louisiana's Felony Sex Work Law

Federal Civil Rights Suit Challenges Louisiana’s Felony Sex Work Law

by Jordan Flaherty on March 17 2011, 10:19AM

Jordan Flaherty follows up on last year’s report of an archaic anti-gay law that puts sex workers in child molestation registries.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Recy Taylor May Finally See Alabama Acknowledge Her 1944 Rape

Recy Taylor May Finally See Alabama Acknowledge Her 1944 Rape

by Benjamin Greenberg on March 16 2011, 3:00AM

She was one of literally uncounted black women who were assaulted without justice in Jim Crow’s South.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Recy Taylor

White House Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

White House Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

by Shani O. Hilton on March 15 2011, 12:37PM

Some sadly inactive congressional bills seek to move the conversation from personal responsibility to school policy.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Whose Fault Is It When Women Aren't Respected? [Reader Forum]

Whose Fault Is It When Women Aren’t Respected? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 14 2011, 10:18AM

Our readers use Lil Wayne, and a response rap by two young sisters, to discuss who exactly gets disrespected by misogynistic lyrics.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Year's Top 10 Women's Movements Victories

The Year’s Top 10 Women’s Movements Victories

by Hatty Lee on March 11 2011, 4:04PM

The Global Fund for Women celebrates the extraordinary victories by women’s movements around the world.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Michelle Obama: Fashion Icon, Feminist, or Both?

Michelle Obama: Fashion Icon, Feminist, or Both?

by Thoai Lu on March 11 2011, 2:39PM

Clutch Magazine’s Jamilah Lemeiux writes that white feminists have still been slow to have the first lady’s back.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Women Fight Back Against Street Harassment

Women Fight Back Against Street Harassment

by Jamilah King on March 8 2011, 2:45PM

In this video sent to us by a reader, women reclaim their rights to walk safely and undisturbed by strange men.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality