The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions


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Beyond the Lights shows the whole picture of the violence of commodification

I recently had the opportunity to finally watch Beyond the Lights (Thanks Netflix!).  I was excited to watch another film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (from Belle) and also Minnie Driver (who rocks), and by a female writer-director (Gina Prince-Bythewood), but I... Continue Reading →


Feminism: Gloria Steinem and Black Women

  Gloria Steinem & Dorothy Pitman-Hughes While at the Black Enterprise’s Women Of Power Summit Gloria Steinem (a noted feminist) made some important comments on race and feminism.  Back in the 1970s Steinem made some "courageous" moves to place a... Continue Reading →

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