All posts by Naira Ruiz

I write about gender equality, race and tabloid culture.

Tweet Beat: Sorry, Tomi Lahren’s not sorry for being white

When you think about the consequences of racism in America, the first image your brain conjures up probably isn’t a white person jumping off a bridge, or in front of a train, because they’re shook up from watching “12 Years a Slave.”

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“Harvey’s Girls” and the Power of Casting Couch slut-shaming

As the Weinstein sexual harassment saga reverberates through Hollywood like an earthquake, taking down a series of notorious predators in its wake, people are eager to know which actresses refused Harvey Weinstein’s advances, and suffered the consequences, and which actresses didn’t.

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Tweet Beat: Cam Newton and “funny” female reporters

Last Wednesday at a press conference, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes” after he was asked by Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, about routes run by wide receiver Devin Funchess.

Needless to say, woke Twitter responded.

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REQUIRED READING (#Charlottesville and the Confederacy)

5.) What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations (The Washington Post)
Notable quote: “’The worst thing Britain ever did was letting go of our colony and thinking Americans were capable of governing themselves without eventually resorting back to tribal politics,’ said Martin Rhodes, a shopkeeper in London.” Continue reading REQUIRED READING (#Charlottesville and the Confederacy)