Homeplace Is A Space For Political Resistance & Refreshing Opportunities For Solidarity & Community, According To Bell Hooks’s Essay

Homeplace Is A Space For Political Resistance & Refreshing Opportunities For Solidarity & Community, According To Bell Hooks’s Essay | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

In the midst of an oppressive and dominating social reality, homeplace is a site of resistance and liberation.

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International Women Day 2017 Campaign Theme Is, Appropriately, #BeBoldForChange

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It is important to remember that women's issues are varied, they are full of depth, and many are adjoined with intersectional issues. While International Women's Day is everyday, it can be easy to prioritize Women's issues in a way that dismisses and erases the economic and racial disparity that so often haunts women's rights and feminism. I encourage you to take a look at the pledge -- both women and men -- and select an issue that speaks true to you -- one which you know you can sincerely and actively do.

“THE TRUE COST” OF FAST FASHION

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We continue to consume, continue to dispose the older items, continue to increase the profits of the fast fashion companies, continue to contribute to the landfill, and continue to enable the system to proceed in this detrimental, unsustainable manner. We need change.

GETTING REAL WITH THE BABE, BARTHES

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Roland Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, critic, and rhetorician. He was quite crucial in developing many schools of theory: structuralism, Marxism, anthropology, semiotics, social theory, existentialism, and post-structuralism, just to name a few. No big.

Bell Hooks’s Response: What Makes Beyoncé’s Lemonade A Strong Topic For This Generation’s Feminists?

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Those out-of-sync with the hip-hop music scene may be unfamiliar with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Lemonade album, released on April 2016. Beyoncé, a household name in the liking of Madonna (for the use of a single name), is an artist familiar with feminist values and ideals. Her mother, Tina Knowles, is a known spokesperson for gender equality …