Wednesday 18th January 2017,

Posts by Tag: sexism»


Men of Color and Feminism

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya
Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

By Sudip Bhattacharya

“I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man—when I could get it—and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen … Read more


WBUR: Museum Apologizes for ‘Kimono Wednesdays’

posted by Randall

Kimono Wednesdays at MFA

A conversation at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts about last summer’s controversial Kimono Wednesdays kicked off Sunday with an apology from the Museum’s director, reports WBUR.

“I want to start with our acknowledgement and apology,” said Matthew Teitelbaum. ” He was particularly critical of the event’s original title, Flirting with the Exotic. “I … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian Americans Absent from Victoria’s Secret Runway

posted by Randall

Victoria Secrets Model

Victoria’s Secret models strutted down the runway in their annual nationally televised fashion show this week on CBS.

Absent from the runway were any Asian American models.

There are those who see this as a lack of diversity. Asian American models deserve the exposure of such a high profiled program.

Skeptics, however, feel the absence … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Support for Ellen Pao Comes too Late

posted by Randall

Ellen Pao
When Ellen Pao was making headlines for suing Kleiner Perkins, she gained the support of many people who identified with her fight for equal pay and against gender discrimination in Silicon Valley.
When Pao was under attack by Reddit users for trying to eliminate some of the hate on that site, many of … Read more

Asian Americans

Montreal Gazette: Asian Student Stunned by Racist & Sexist Facebook Comments

posted by Randall

Concordia University, MontrealAn Asian student at Concordia University in Montreal has gone public with screen shots of racist and sexist remarks directed at her during a Facebook chat, reports the Montreal Gazette.

The student leader went public with the matter after school administrators told her to ignore it and that they couldn’t do anything about it … Read more


Bold Italic: I’m a Fat Asian

posted by Randall

Jennifer ChenJennifer Chen isn’t fat by most standards, but she says she’s sure made to feel that way.

In her blog in Bold Italic, Chen remarks that the typical Asian women is expected to have a size two waist and slender legs. All women face the same ridiculous standards of beauty, but from where Chen … Read more

Community Issues

North Korea Resorts to Racist Language While Some Call “The Interview” Racist

posted by Randall

The Interview with Diana BangThe controversy surrounding the movie The Interview and its aftermath intensified this week as Sony reversed itself and released it on both digital platforms and in theaters.

North Korea today called President Obama “a monkey living in a tropical forest” and blamed the US for knocking out its internet, reports the Daily Mail. The … Read more


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