Misogynoir Transformed: How Nelly Made Me a Digital Alchemy

Dr. Moya Bailey, C’2005, will discuss the so called “Nelly Protest” that she, Asha Jennings, C’2004, and Leana Cabral, C’2006, initiated during her time at Spelman College. What began as a request for conversation and explanation regarding the rapper’s dehumanizing treatment of Black women in his lyrics and videos gained international attention. Bailey will explore how this early action around issues of Black women’s representation in pop culture led her to coin the term misogynoir, which describes the unique anti-Black racist misogyny that Black women experience.

This event is part of an ongoing lecture series “The Future is Intersectional: Black Women Interrogating Technology,” organized by the Spelman College Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM, in collaboration with the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry and Mozilla.

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