Fathers, Fairy Tales, and Lies: Why We Can & Should Hold Black Male Celebrities Accountable for Their Crimes

I wrote this back in May of last year, but all the Bishop Eddie Long apologists I'm reading on Facebook brought it back to my mind and renewed its relevancy, at least to my thinking. I will say the same thing here that I said on Facebook about some people's refusal to be silent about … Continue reading Fathers, Fairy Tales, and Lies: Why We Can & Should Hold Black Male Celebrities Accountable for Their Crimes

White Men Will Be Boys, Black Men Will Be Predators: Nate Parker, Casey Affleck, Intersectionality, and the Prevaricating Press

Buzzfeed--the "edgy" Internet periodical--has an article up about the fraternal Sundance cinematic wunderkinds Nate Parker and Casey Affleck. In it, the author--young, white, woman--explains why Parker's history of sexual violence tanked his movie, "The Birth of a Nation, and Affleck's did not tank his ("Manchester by the Sea"). She says Parker was accused of "rape" and put on trial … Continue reading White Men Will Be Boys, Black Men Will Be Predators: Nate Parker, Casey Affleck, Intersectionality, and the Prevaricating Press

With Her or Against Ourselves

It pains me to have to say this, but I have to say it because I believe it, top to bottom. The fallout from this "hot mic" Trump scandal isn't going to lead him to drop out of the Presidential race. It won't lose him a significant number of male voters, and it won't stop him … Continue reading With Her or Against Ourselves

Rebellion: Against Hypocrisy, Gender Racism, & Rape Apologetics

I can't fathom, for the life of me, how men have such a hard time comprehending why raping an unconscious woman isn't "sex" or consensual or why rape is such a destructive act of misogyny, but I thought I'd try to explain it here. In terms that might make it plainer for them. My students always … Continue reading Rebellion: Against Hypocrisy, Gender Racism, & Rape Apologetics

Clothes Don’t Make the Man

So-- I won't recount the videos circulating on social media of DeVon Franklin defending his wife, actress Meagan Good, at a talk where an audience member told her to "cover up" in magazine photo shoots or Amber Rose arguing with hosts Tyrese and Rev Run on their TV show "It's Not You, It's Men" about … Continue reading Clothes Don’t Make the Man