Women’s March Listening Session Evokes Passionate Criticism From Some Community Members

On Jan. 2, Sacramento community members gathered to discuss last year’s Women’s March in light of an upcoming anniversary march. Some expressed their concerns over the events, including questions about diversity and ongoing action. “If it’s a women’s march, why shouldn’t everyone else be included, not just white women?” Read more at AccessLocal.TV.

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Local queer artists shine at feminist spoken word tour

The nationally spoken word tour Sister Spit showcased an evening full of humor, readings, and performances in Long Beach. According to their mission, the event brings together audiences with the best in underground “queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.” “I’m so glad I don’t have to go all the way to Portland for something like this.” More and […]

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What does it mean to be a feminist?

Bianca Brooks has grappled with the meaning of feminism in high school. She heard some teachers disparage housewives (and Beyónce!) labeled de facto non-feminists. But she kept working to find the definition that worked for her. “My favorite teacher later said to me, ‘Feminism is essentially about dignity.’ She explained that being a strong woman isn’t enough. I must also empower other women to […]

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Am I a feminist?

Bianca Brooks considers whether she is a feminist, and thinks some definitions of the word are too strict.  “I realized there’s no right way to be a feminist and no wrong way to be a woman, and that the greatest power in being either is the freedom to choose.”  Hear her commentary on Youth Radio.

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Why do we trash women in hip hop?

Sunday Simon, a young musician with roots in early hip hop and rap, hosts a show in which asks older women how lyrics have changed. During the 90′s, says Simon, the way rappers showed their desire for women started shifting.  Some agree that earlier artists wrote more about love, and were more respectful of women in general. […]

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