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Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson

A certified media junkie, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, anime, American comics, manga, magazines, film, television, and music. She has written for The American Prospect, Bitch Magazine, Clutch Magazine, the Women’s Review of Books, Jezebel, Slate’ Double X, and the Guardian. Her essay, “The Not Rape Epidemic,” was published in the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (Seal Press, 2008).


Featured Columns

Privacy in the Time of Facebook

Privacy in the Time of Facebook

June 21, 2010

Pop culture commentator Latoya Peterson, a WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna, explains how we make assumptions about privacy at our own peril in the world of social networking. More »

Is Wealth a Feminist Issue?

March 15, 2010

Better paying jobs aren’t enough to ensure women’s economic stability, according to a new study. For black women and Latinas in particular, a focus on bridging the “wealth gap” rather than the pay gap may make the most sense. More »


}The Iranian Election and the Global Politics of “Pretty”

The Iranian Election and the Global Politics of “Pretty”

June 24, 2009

With reporting opportunities strictly limited in Iran, images carry the narrative, many of them focusing on young, attractive women. The author wonders about complexities hidden behind the emerging icons. More »