Category: Violence Against Women

Combating Cyber Violence with @UN_Women #OrangeDay

I was honored to have been invited to share my experiences with online harassment and the work of #YouOKSis on #OrangeDay. I joined Emily May (Hollaback!) and Jamia Wilson (Feminist Press) on a panel moderated by Emily Mahaney (Glamour Magazine). If you missed it, you can watch it here:

We Have Had to Defend Ourselves Against Online Threats

Check out my latest for the NY Times about online harassment and how we need to actively address this issue   For several years, I have endured vile, occasionally violent, harassment on social media. When you’re a woman who speaks up about feminism, race, liberation and the like, you can expect pushback. Too many have […]

Writing About Online Harassment

Greetings all! I have a new piece featured with the Women’s Media Center’s Speech Project about cross-platform online harassment. ┬áIt was important to me that I write about it from the perspective of a Black woman who openly identifies as feminist because our challenges are unique and underrepresented. Please read the article and share with […]

“Feminists Belong In The Kitchen” FJ on.. #DanielHoltzclaw

I invited you all into my kitchen last night (since anti-feminists keep demanding we go back into the kitchen) and we chatted about Daniel Holtzclaw, the former police officer accused of sexually assaulting at least 13 Black women. I’ve been talking about him since last year and wanted to weigh in on some of the […]

FJ at University of South Carolina

  (via The Daily Gamecock) Students and faculty flooded into the Russell House Theater Monday evening to hear Feminista Jones, acclaimed feminist writer, activist and public speaker, address social justice issues in South Carolina. With more than 63,000 Twitter followers, Jones has created an impressive online presence writing about what it means to be a […]

#ButSomeOfUsAreBrave (Weekly Periscope Chat)

A White school “resource officer” was called into a class by a Black male math teacher to “handle” a Black female student who was, according to him, not complying with his requests to turn off her phone and engage in the class. The young student was then severely brutalized by the resource officer as students […]