Quebec’s Bill 62: Muslim women’s bodies as the battleground for populist politics

Barâa Arar argues that the new law in the Canadian state which denies access to public services to those wearing face coverings targets women who wear niqab Read More

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Hollywood’s Awards Season Fascination with Rape and Sexual Abuse

by Winnie M Li  Content warning: includes references to rape and sexual abuse A few months ago at the Golden Globes, Isabelle Huppert won a Golden Globe for playing a rape survivor, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson won for playing a rapist-murderer. While subsequent awards shows haven’t panned out the same way, both actors continue to be lauded… Read More

‘Dark Girls’ The @WritersofColour Review

by Taimour Fazlani Dark Girls is a documentary-film that brings to the screen an ensemble of intimate accounts that entice the audience into a poignant experience which studies the indignities faced daily by dark-complexioned African-American women. The documentary, which is the brainchild of Dr. Channsin Berry also includes interviews with objective psychologists, social commentators and… Read More

Photo Gallery: #BlackIsBeautiful

Alice Walker’s Definition of a “Womanist” from In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. WOMANIST 1. From womanish.  (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color.  From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman.  Usually referring to outrageous,… Read More

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

Originally posted on Black Women of Brazil:
Funk groups Bonde das Maravilhas (left) and Gaiola das Popozudas Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so the debate over the Brazilian music style known as “Funk” has raged on for a minute now. As in past posts that have touched on the topic of funk, it is…