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Afro Girl Talks » Gender http://afrogirltalks.com Bolder Than Ever Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:01:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On Social Media Activism http://afrogirltalks.com/on-social-media-activism/ http://afrogirltalks.com/on-social-media-activism/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:53:39 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=3044 I didn’t anticipate the McKinney pool party, the church shooting, or Sandra Bland, but when I came home from college I did think I was going to be writing on... Read more »

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“I Just Like The Beat”: Excusing Offensive Content In Music http://afrogirltalks.com/i-just-like-the-beat-excusing-offensive-content-in-music/ http://afrogirltalks.com/i-just-like-the-beat-excusing-offensive-content-in-music/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:02 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2986 One of the most controversial music-related debates is how we as listeners are expected to take responsibility for the music we listen to. It isn’t rare for some of our... Read more »

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Q & A With Web Comic Illustrator Olivia Stephens http://afrogirltalks.com/qa-with-webcomic-artist-olivia-stephens/ http://afrogirltalks.com/qa-with-webcomic-artist-olivia-stephens/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:19:18 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2905 “Art has always been important to me. As a child my brother and I entertained ourselves with nubs of crayon and printer paper. In the 8th grade I saved enough... Read more »

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It’s My Face and I Can Do What I Want http://afrogirltalks.com/its-my-face-and-i-can-do-what-i-want-to/ http://afrogirltalks.com/its-my-face-and-i-can-do-what-i-want-to/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:26:59 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2885 I spend a LOT of time on YouTube, and amidst the music videos, CollegeHumor clips, and Vine compilations, my absolute favorite videos to watch are makeup tutorials. I adore the... Read more »

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Not Feminist Enough? http://afrogirltalks.com/not-feminist-enough/ http://afrogirltalks.com/not-feminist-enough/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 19:30:03 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2157 After a recent exchange with a friend, it was called to my attention that some felt like AGT wasn’t feminist enough. I asked her what she meant and she told... Read more »

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Women Every Woman Needs to Know: Wu Zetian http://afrogirltalks.com/women-every-woman-needs-to-know-wu-zetian/ http://afrogirltalks.com/women-every-woman-needs-to-know-wu-zetian/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:35:44 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=221   Wu Zetian—as the only female emperor in Chinese history, she is definitely a woman every woman needs to know. Born in 625 AD, Wu Zetian became a lady of many... Read more »

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Can Men be Feminists? http://afrogirltalks.com/can-men-be-feminists/ http://afrogirltalks.com/can-men-be-feminists/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 04:08:56 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=116 Before answering, we have the think about what we understand feminism to be and what it actually is. Sometimes when we think of feminists, we imagine absurd caricatures. We imagine an army... Read more »

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A Working Woman Isn’t a Good Woman? http://afrogirltalks.com/a-working-woman-isnt-a-good-woman/ http://afrogirltalks.com/a-working-woman-isnt-a-good-woman/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 04:01:23 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=113 Even with all of these college applications flying at me, I still find time to imagine life after my interpretation of college. On these occasions, I do not fantasize about potential... Read more »

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The Genetic Makeup of a Black Girl is Not Fit for a Learning Environment? http://afrogirltalks.com/109/ http://afrogirltalks.com/109/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 03:44:42 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=109 You are a black girl. You attend the local elementary school, you are a straight-A student, and you’ve won the school spelling bee two years in a row. You pride... Read more »

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The Fine Line Separating Exploitation and Empowerment http://afrogirltalks.com/104/ http://afrogirltalks.com/104/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 03:35:50 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=104 Somewhere between the realms of extreme booty shaking and intense empowerment conferences, a very thin line exists. This barrier encourages women to ask the question: What is “exploitation” and what... Read more »

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