Beti Power: Spotlight on Aashka Piprottar

Social media, or Instagram, in particular has been the space to be for anyone starting to connect, share, or begin their new venture.  One new account is creating a new type of cultural conversation. When soon to be finance graduate Aashka Piprottar noticed the importance of financial literacy and the lack of financial literacy in…

Pumping the Drain

Something is hiding behind the plunging prices and seemingly grim future of the fossil fuel industry. The insurance industry’s insidious support of Big Oil shows no signs of stopping in the face of the dangers of climate change. Three years ago, Native American tribes, environmentalists, and other activists protested the construction of the Dakota Access…

Unnatural Disasters

In the midst of the overwhelming societal and economic changes the world has undergone during pandemic times, one consequence is causing a somewhat invisible backwards force. The Atlantic argues that pandemics affect men and women differently-that of all of the consequences of this new way of life, the economic effect will hit women the hardest.…

Q&A Interruptor Series, No. 13: Sarah Birke

Originally posted on fp interrupted:
This week FPI talked to Sarah Birke, Middle East and North Africa correspondent for The Economist, a British weekly with semi-anonymous journalists (it has no bylines). We think it’s high time you meet the brains behind some of the magazine’s best pieces on the region. Sarah is currently based in Cairo but…

bell hooks

Current obsession: bell hooks

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/watch-this-amazing-conversation-between-bell-hooks-and-melissa-harris-perry bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry’s thoughts on media representation of black women is one of the most interesting aspects of the segment to me, as well as hooks’ observations about Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings (at approximately 37:00) but the entire interview is a must-watch. On Beasts of the Southern Wild: “No, the abuse…