24 Oct 2014
Feminism is the theory, philosophy, politics and practices of the movement for women’s liberation. It has numerous manifestations all over the world. It offers us tools and strategies for demystifying and working to change the myriad historical and material realities that oppress and exploit women. I prefer to refer to “feminism in Africa” or “African feminisms” rather than to use the singular term “African feminism” because the theories and practices that comprise the struggle for women’s liberation vary widely according to context.
28 Oct 2014
Of course, “slut” was cloaked in phrases like “appropriate appearance” and “giving a professional impression.” Sitting across from this woman who obviously had not signed up to be a mother or middle school hall monitor, I kind of felt sorry for her. How did we both get here?
21 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for telling me I’m pretty. Because I can’t possibly know if I’m pretty unless you tell me. How could I know? Clearly, I must need you to tell me. I must need three, seven, ten men to tell me everyday.
16 Oct 2014
By Shira Feder The Disney Princess franchise presents misogynist and terrifying fairy tales for profit. These stories enforce patriarchal views towards women that instate an impossible standard of beauty in the young female characters who serve as role models for children. Disney has failed to represent women of color as […]
9 Oct 2014
By Shelby Simonsen My boyfriend never liked coffee. The rich, bitter, earthy flavor didn’t jive with his tongue. He hated the way the taste clung to my lips; My sigh of content after the first sip. I […]
30 Oct 2014
By Grace Corn In today’s world, the very word “feminism” can stir up polarized reactions. As a feminist myself, I find it difficult to understand how feminism, in Pat Robertson’s words, “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Nevertheless, this interpretation […]
29 Oct 2014
by Christine Stoddard I pluck my hair from the root because my scalp can make the sacrifice. Because I want to create from my own body. Because my children are hungry. Open the studio. There is no paint in the house. Open the fridge. There is no milk in [...]
29 Oct 2014
Las Krudas Cubensi are Cuban Hip Hop MCs, Independent Musicians, Poets, Theater Performers representing Womyn, Immigrants, Queer and People of Color Action as a Central Part of World Change. They choose art as a weapon to fight against oppression, for justice, for balance, for our rights, to celebrate life. Kruda in Cuba means raw, unprocessed, unrefined, [...]
15 Oct 2014
In our Poem Suites, we bring together the voices of emerging and established poets exploring a common theme. In today’s Poem Suite, two poets explore fracturing, fragmentation and “shards” from feminist perspectives. . Making Mosaics By Leah Ware Gluing the pieces together, One by one, the mirrors go down Along [...]
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