I have a confession. I rushed through a viewing of Harlem is Heaven (1932) last week, trying desperately to tick off another task on my to-do list, going through the motions without fully engaging. I tend to do that often—getting lost in work for the sake of work, giving into a state of mindlessness. I … Continue reading BLACK FILMMAKING IN THE 1930s: “Harlem is Heaven” starring Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
I spent a little over five years living in Nevada, the only jurisdiction in the United States where prostitution is legal. Out of Nevada’s 16 counties, 10 counties permit brothel prostitution but only eight have active brothels. There are 21 active brothels in Nevada and yes, I have actually been inside of one. Let me … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What is sex work and why should feminists care about it?
Last night, Planned Parenthood President Dr. Lena Wen was the guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. As I watched, I realized I had a rather incomplete knowledge of the history of Planned Parenthood, so I went to the website and read the history…and I invite you to do the same here. As I … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What are the Puerto Rican pill trials?