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TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

July 18, 2014
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NWSA 2014

Several members of The Feminist Wire will be in San Juan, PR for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference this November! Will you? If so, please consider adding our presentations to your personal schedule and checking us out! Additionally, if you're presenting, let us know in the comments, and we'll do our best...
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A Statement on the Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014
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A Statement on the Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Feminist Wire finds the Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby to be a gross violation of women’s fundamental freedoms. SCOTUS has determined, in a narrow majority of 5-4, that a corporation has greater legal rights than women. In doing so, it has overlooked scientific misconceptions of the Hobby Lobby family –...
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In Solidarity with Egyptian Feminists

June 26, 2014
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On Saturday (June 21, 2014), Yara Sallam, featured in TFW last year as a Feminist We Love, was arrested by Egyptian authorities while participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107), which gives officials the discretion to ban any protest without justification. The law also allows police officers to forcibly disperse any protest,...
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The Feminist Wire’s 1st Annual Poetry Contest

June 2, 2014
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The Feminist Wire’s 1st Annual Poetry Contest

Submissions are now open for The Feminist Wire’s 1st Annual Poetry Contest, judged by Evie Shockley. The winner will receive publication in The Feminist Wire and $200. The 1st runner up will receive publication in The Feminist Wire and $100. All submissions will be judged anonymously and considered for future publication in TFW. Additionally, we are...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis Discusses Beyonce’s Feminism on NPR

May 16, 2014
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Beyonce Time Cover

Beyoncé was recently on the cover of Time as one of the 100 most influential people. In response, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes, “She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.” However, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News said last month that for young girls, what Beyoncé does could...
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TFW on Break June 2014

May 15, 2014
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In the spirit of self-care and sustainability, The Feminist Wire Editorial Collective will be breaking for the month of June, beginning June 1st. We will be back in full force in July. Happily, our Arts and Culture column is scheduled throughout the summer, so you will be able to enjoy creative offerings every Wednesday. Please note that...
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TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in Philly Rally to #BringBackOurGirls

May 11, 2014
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Rock A Gele for Our Girls
photo credit: Bill Holmes

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, documentary filmmaker and TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in the “Rock A Gele For Our Girls” Rally held in Philadelphia in support of efforts to rescue and safely return the 234-276 girls who were abducted in northern Nigeria three weeks ago. In approximately 48-hours, Activist and Cultural Organizer Tarana...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis to Teach in Berlin

May 7, 2014
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Afro-German Women

This summer, TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis will be teaching a course in Berlin on Afro-German Women, Feminism and Berlin.
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Beyond Critique: An Introduction

April 7, 2014
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Susannah Bartlow, Stephanie Gilmore, and Duchess Harris We envision this forum as a way to map that terrain beyond critique in the means and moment we share.  We hope to build authentic dialogue and connections among the many people practicing feminism on this rich ground; to respect difference and difficulty as sacred, not as...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Partner to Address Sexual Violence with Youth in South Los Angeles

March 10, 2014
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On Friday, March 7, 2014, TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons gave a presentation on the importance of naming and ending sexual violence with approximately 50 African-American and Latino students from Washington Prep High School  and Duke Ellington Continuation School’s Women of Color in the U.S. class  in South Los Angeles. This International Women’s Day...
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