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).
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 »
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 »
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 »