Oh, the Irony of the Fight over the Immigration Reform Bill

Are you a criminal? Let me be specific: have you committed the civil offense of working in the United States without papers? Have you thwarted our nation of laws through heinous acts of unauthorized fruit picking? How about using ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today.  • Did England’s Queen come out in support of gay rights? Well, not specifically. [Guardian]  • Senators... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s a list of feminist news from around the internet to kick off your week.  • Leaked emails show that immigration officials have set... Read more »

All-American Girls: Immigrant Parents and Generation Gaps in TV's New Girl and Ugly Betty

Onscreen, young women of color with immigrant parents are often far from traditional. Consider All-American Girl’s Margaret Kim (Margaret Cho), Grey’s Anatomy’s Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez), The Office’s Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling), and Elementary’s Joan... Read more »

Artist Statement: Don't call Favianna Rodriguez a political artist.

When I saw images of artist Favianna Rodriguez's “Slut Power” series circulating on Facebook, I was already familiar with her bold silkscreened posters, which often feature people of color tackling subjects as varied as immigration and sustainability. The Slut Power posters, however,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Happy Monday! Here’s our list of feminist news links to kick off your week.  • Grammy Time: Was Frank Ocean stiffed awards because he’... Read more »

On Our Radar

What a week! Here’s some of what caught our attention in the blogosphere: At Racialicious, Bitch contributor Latoya Peterson speaks of... Read more »

Race Card: An English-Only America?

Iowa Rep. Steve King reportedly plans to reintroduce a bill that would make English the official language of the U.S. The bill would require those trying to become naturalized U.S. citizens to be... Read more »

Douchebag decree: a Winter Round-up!

Gather 'round pardners! It's time for a Douchebag round-up! This week we're featuring three women unafraid to rain their misguided, bigoted, and douchey ways down on the world. Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Frozen River

Given mainstream Hollywood's fondness for glamorous actors and happy endings, it is a wonder 2008's Frozen River's lead actress Melissa Leo got an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and first-time writer-director Courtney Hunt a nod for Best Original Screenplay. Surprising none of its fans... Read more »