I’m a Man (Part 2)

by Oivvio Polite Translated by Jennifer Hayashida From a Swedish horizon it is easy to identify the Swedish Left of the 60s as an identity project for bourgeois youth and to think of projects in other countries as more “real.” While the Swedish 60s were about identity, the global 60s were about real questions of… Read More

I’m a Man (Part 1)

by Oivvio Polite Translated by Jennifer Hayashida In our family album, the summer of ’64 stands out. My parents are simply attractive beyond belief in those pictures. Dad always in a suit, Mom in a knee-length dress that hugs her body. They were in Copenhagen that summer. Dad organized an art exhibition at “Den Frie”:… Read More

Why are games with a customizable main character so popular?

by Brittney White The “diversity in video games” conversation has of late gained a lot of ground and reached larger levels within the gaming community. A recent example of this is the hour long speech Manveer Heir, a Bioware developer, delivered at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 about racism, sexism, and homophobia in video games. I didn’t… Read More

“The Wrong Kind of Athlete”

by Shane Thomas 2012 was a memorable year in British sport. At the forefront of that was Jessica Ennis-Hill[1], who managed to deal with the intense pressure of being billed as the face of the 2012 London Olympics, and to win gold in the heptathlon to the delight of a rapturous home crowd. The victory… Read More

Who Stole all the Black Women from Britain?

by Emma Dabiri There is no love left between a black man and a black woman. Take me for instance. I love white women and hate black women. It’s just in me so deep that I don’t even try to get it out of me anymore. I’d jump over ten nigger bitches just to get… Read More

The Revolutionary With A Bike

By Huma Munshi This review was first published on The F Word. Wadjda is the first feature film by a female Saudi director, Haifaaa al-Mansour. It is shot with great precision: every veiled glance has significance and every touch is noted. It gives us a unique insight into the experiences and stories of women in Saudi… Read More

The Symbolic Use of Women

by Sara Salem There is nothing new in using women as a cultural battleground. Women have regularly been used symbolically to signify and reproduce nations, cultures and religions; and the norms and values that constitute these. When the French colonized Algeria, for example, they used the status of women (thus constructing this status as a… Read More

A Conversation with a Kenyan Sex Worker

“When I sell my body for money I am shameless, but when they sell their country for cash they become MPs” by Samira Sawlani twitter-follow screen_name=’samirasawlani’] As I dial the number I think about the way the media portray sex workers. Those stereotypes which would lead to one expecting the voice which answers the phone… Read More

Is the sexuality of black women judged differently from that of white women?

Is the sexuality of black women judged differently from that of white women? “the image of white women as the standard of beauty and respectability is dominant throughout Brazilian society. Without making reference to the countless studies that analyze the question of race and representation in Brazilian society and media (and there are hundreds of… Read More

Dark-Skinned Black Women Are IN!

NO FEMALE EQUIVALENT by Anti-Intellect In the Black community, there can be no female equivalent of the often heard expression “Light skin men gone out of style.” White supremacist notions of beauty and femininity have seeped too far into the Black community for us to ever be comfortable with saying that “Light skin women have gone… Read More