microaggression

I don’t know if men realize the comments they make on a daily basis can be quite hurtful.

12 Of The Sh*ttiest Things Men Have Said To Me

Recently I’d gotten into an argument with a male friend. It got me thinking about the shittiest things men have said to me… Read...
Peta Serras of SHESAID    |   11.29.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
"We’re painfully aware of the fact that we’re “the only one” in the room, or one of very few. Don’t make it worse." Image: Author

3 Ways To Avoid Tokenizing People (Because I'm Sick Of It)

It’s like being a deer in the headlights. You’re in imminent danger. You know it. But you can’t move. You can’t speak. No reaction whatsoever. You Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.26.16   |   SHARE
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When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.5.16   |   SHARE
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When subtle homophobia meets the three of us out in public, it looks back and forth from face to face and eventually just asks, “So, whose kid?” Image: Thinkstock.

It's The Casual Homophobia That Hurts My Family Most

Despite our relative insulation from homophobia, my wife and I are not unaware of the situation. There are plenty of people in this country who don’t Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   04.20.16   |   SHARE
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She couldn’t see me as the leader of the class and couldn’t recognize me as a professional equal.

Reflections Of A Black Female Scholar: I Know What It Feels Like To Be Invisible

As a black female academic, I know only too well what it feels like to have people look right though you. Let me give one instance — from just a few Read...
Cherise Smith of The Conversation    |   03.24.16   |   SHARE
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