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TFW’s Darnell L. Moore and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Present at “Are The Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?” Conference

October 20, 2014
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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:30AM through Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:15PM, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University will convene “Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?  Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics,” a national conference. TFW’s Managing Co-Editor Darnell L. Moore and Associate Editor...
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TFW’s Heather Laine Talley Releases Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

October 16, 2014
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  Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance By Heather Laine Talley In the twenty-first century, appearance matters seemingly more than ever before. At the same time that “looking good” drives cosmetic surgery consumption, the threat of looking different inspires biomedical interventions too. Saving Face explores a wide-range of surgical interventions—from reconstructive surgery on...
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Editorial: In Solidarity with Anita Sarkeesian and All Women Who Speak Out

October 15, 2014
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Editorial: In Solidarity with Anita Sarkeesian and All Women Who Speak Out

This morning, we, along with many others, learned that feminist blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a scheduled talk at Utah State University (USU). We write today in solidarity with Anita Sarkeesian and with all women who speak out at great risk against sexual, gender, racial, class, and other...
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Are You Willing to Put “5″ on TFW?

October 7, 2014
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The Feminist Wire just hit 50! We are so excited that more than 50,000 people have liked our Facebook page, which means thousands of readers have access to timely and forward-thinking articles, interviews, op-eds, and poetry. Over the next 5 days, we hope to expand our readership, reach, and resources. And we need your help! Please consider donating $5,...
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TFW’s Mecca Jamilah Sullivan reads at All About Skin celebration of women writers of color

October 4, 2014
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    Saturday, October 25th, 2014 5:00-7:30pm at La Casa Azul Bookstore 143 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029           TFW Associate Editor for Arts & Culture, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, joins noted fiction writers Chinelo Okparanta, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Ari Arsendorf, and Ivelisse Rodriguez at the New York City launch celebration for All...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson & Andrea Plaid at Atheists of Color “Moving Social Justice” Conference

September 20, 2014
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On October 11-12, the People of Color Beyond Faith network and Black Skeptics Group will host the first annual “Moving Social Justice” conference at the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles.  The conference will feature panel discussions on race, intersectionality and atheism; prison pipelining and youth leadership; feminism(s) of color; confronting homophobia and transphobia in...
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Rotten to the Core: The NFL and Domestic Violence

September 8, 2014
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Rotten to the Core: The NFL and Domestic Violence

By David J. Leonard and Monica J. Casper The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that fully a third of women in the United States have experienced partner violence. Authors of the study note that the long-term consequences and public health burdens are “substantial,” especially for women. And yet, while many feminist...
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Women Running: Sandra Fluke

September 8, 2014
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In 2012, an important election year, The Feminist Wire published “women running” features of candidates for local and state offices. This year, with elections across the country critically hinging on questions of women’s rights and anti-Black, anti-labor, and anti-immigrant initiatives, we’re again featuring progressive women who run. TFW does not endorse candidates; however, we...
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Lessons From Ferguson

September 5, 2014
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By Tamura Lomax, Stephanie Troutman, and Heather Laine Talley One week ago, we traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, a place that has drawn the attention of the nation. Ferguson has dominated the news cycle, elicited a response from the United Nations, and mobilized thousands not simply because of what happened there but because of how...
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Better Off Dead: Black Women Speak to the United Nations CERD Committee

September 5, 2014
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By Farah Tanis and Aishah Shahidah Simmons With each of our dead, we mourn the loss of a piece of ourselves and with each of our raped we mourn the loss of a piece of our souls. We can and will name Renisha McBride alongside Michael Brown; Rekia Boyd alongside Trayvon Martin; Jada alongside Abner Louima; Naffisatou Diallo...
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