Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

The Suffragist Problem: Roots of White Feminism

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake “The history of American feminism has been primarily a narrative about the heroic deeds of white women.” - Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought As Beverly Guy-Sheftall states in the quote above, the narrative of feminist history has primarily been about the heroic deeds of [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues

Why Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop Removed “Fables” From Our Shelves

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake Each year, I attend Gen Con, the largest tabletop gaming convention in North America, and the experience of being surrounded by so many like-minded people is, simply put, amazing. Everything from the Writers' Symposium to the panels to the gaming leads me to inclusive, progressive, accepting people and genuinely interesting [...]

Book Reviews & Book Lists

Read Your Way Out: The Best Books to Read for Those in Despair about America

The start of Donald Trump's first term as our president has been a dumpster fire of racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and general bigotry. We've let fear divide us. The monster "other" scares liberals and conservatives alike. The difficult part is getting all of us to remove the "monster" costume from the "others" and see that we're [...]