Posts Tagged ‘gender’

From A Mighty Girl: ‘Nigeria’s first female mechanic, Sandra Aguebor-Ekperouh, has trained 700 other women as mechanics since 2004 through her non-profit organization, Nigeria’s Lady Mechanic Initiative. By “teaching other women how to fish,” Aguebor-Ekperouh explains, she makes it possible for them to find skilled, well-paying jobs

thenewwomensmovement: readabookson: The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement Segregated Sisterhood: Racism Politics American Feminism Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

There is nothing about being ‘female’ that naturally binds women. Gender, race or class consciousness is an achievement forced upon us by the terrible historical experience of the contradictory social realities of patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism. Donna Haraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs (1985)