gender politics

The Sex-Positive Black Woman

I am a “sex-positive” Black woman, and I believe that the sexual empowerment of Black…

Do Brothers Care Enough About Sexual Assault?

As I recently listened to Nas’ 1999 album I Am-–a record I’d always considered to…

Is Chivalry Dead or Just Changing Lanes?

If some almighty ‘love doctor’ has declared chivalry dead, then the burial occurred at the tail…

Too $hort and the Anatomy of a Weak Apology

There’s a major difference between profit-driven behind-covering and making a meaningful public apology that addresses…

Blow The Whistle: Too $hort’s Bad Advice for Boys

A few days ago, a friend called my attention to a disturbing video that had…

Jay-Z’s Publicist Denies Rapper Will Drop The ‘B-Word’ From His Songs

Don’t believe the hype. Jay-Z’s publicist has denied claims that the music mogul has vowed…

Stop Telling Women How to Not Get Raped

New rule for 2012: No more ad campaigns and public service announcements targeted at women…