Gender equality

7 Ways to Combat Manterrupting on Behance

“Studies show when women speak up at work, they are more likely to be interrupted and less likely to be credited for their contributions. As a result, women speak up less than their male counterparts. However “manterrupting” and “bropropriating” don’t just harm women. The pattern stifles teamwork and holds back innovation.” 7 Ways to Combat Manterrupting on Behance

7 Ways to Combat Manterrupting on Behance.

Activist Loretta Ross Explains the Origin of “Women of Color” as a Political Identity

Loretta Ross | SisterSong, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

While many view the terms “women of color” and “people of color” as trite phrases that don’t accurately describe the histories or experiences of Blacks, activist Loretta Ross provides important historical background on the origin of the phrase. She underscores that the use of “women of color” is about exerting a political identity in opposition to white supremacy.

via Activist Loretta Ross Explains the Origin of “Women of Color” as a Political Identity.

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde

James Baldwin & Audre Lorde

The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts republished this conversation between iconic Black thinkers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde on their Tumblr page. The conversation took place at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and was was originally published in ESSENCE in 1984.

The dialogue reveals the importance of recognizing that shared racial histories cannot overshadow the divergent gendered histories between Black men and women.

via Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde.

Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones, But Dammit, People, Words Hurt Too, Y’Know

This ad campaign for a Lebanese organization called KAFA, which promotes gender equality and works to end violence against women, turns the sound wave patterns of derogatory words into physical wounds. The result is a sad but powerful reminder of just how deeply scarring verbal abuse can be.

via Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones, But Dammit, People, Words Hurt Too, Y’Know.