The feminism of different races

Hi all, 

It seems in my academic career that I have reached a problematic subject. I am taking “African-American perspectives on crime” my class is taught by a black male and the whole class is about black masculinity and how black men are unfairly tried in the judicial system (which is of course a problem) HOWEVER, black women are almost never talked about and if women are even INCLUDED in the discussions, in the films we watch they are sexual objects, in domestic positions, or called a bitch or a hoe.

My professor even said that if a woman lets a man call her a “bitch” or a “ho” then there is nothing that can be done about that. 

 

He also glorifies male athletes…. which considering there is a gap of women in sports is something that leaves women out ENTIRELY.

 

Any feminist voices with other opinions about this subject? I am also looking for a feminist analysis of the popular tv show “The Boondocks” I would prefer to have a black feminist opinion, simply because there is both race and gender present in this issue.   

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Why is this still an issue?

Seriously!

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In the United States, there has been a change in the way people perceive gay rights. There has a been an upward shift in the amount of people willing to socially accept gay and lesbian couples, however, there are still laws in many states that prohibit same-sex marriage.

It seems as though the laws are behind with the times and this can be a very frustrating reality to face for same-sex couples who seek a basic human right—to marry their loved one. 

On March 23, Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. brought up many interesting points about this issue at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala. 

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The New York Times  covers the Vice President’s pro gay rights case and notes that he recognizes that we still have a long way to go to gain equality for all.  Biden even criticizes the fact that this is even an issue in…

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Angry white men

Warning: this by no means directed at all white men in the United States, or anywhere for that matter
HOWEVER, I believe that at times this is the hardest group to get through to because they don’t know what oppression feels like; unless they have been poor, but they otherwise haven’t been faced with people of the opposite gender harassing them, structural racial oppression, or police brutality

Finding gender neutral housing at OU

Lengthy article but very interesting!

Speakeasy Magazine

20140410-170145.jpg Smith House is home to Gender Neutral Housing, which houses about 25 students – half the amount of students since its debut in 2011. Photo by Tristen Phipps

Gender neutral housing (GNH) was introduced to Ohio University in the fall of 2011. Since its debut, the specialized housing has been cut in half.

GNH was developed to provide a living space where two students regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression can live in the same room.

Initially GNH could accommodate 50 students. In the fall, the size was cut in half, allegedly due to the large size of the incoming freshman class and lack of full capacity of gender neutral students. Located on South Green, aka “Dirty South,” in Smith House, GNH now occupies only half of the third floor.

Smith House is located in one of the farthest south buildings on South Green.  The location is…

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