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The Feminist Wire Celebrates Writer Toni Cade Bambara’s Life and Legacy In An Upcoming 75th Birthday Anniversary Forum

November 13, 2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.thefeministwire.com Curators/Editors: Heidi R. Lewis, Ph.D., and Aishah Shahidah Simmons     The Feminist Wire  (TFW) will host a ground breaking two-week online forum  ~ http://thefeministwire.com ~ in honor of TONI CADE BAMBARA (1939-1995), beginning on Monday, November 17, 2014. The forum is the first on-line celebration of Bambara, an award...
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Posted in Black life matters, Black Men, Black Women, Feminism, media, Politics, Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Uncategorized, Writing | 4 Comments »

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

November 11, 2014
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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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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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Posted in Black life matters, Black Women, domestic violence, Family, masculinity, Patriarchy, Sexism, sexual violence, Sports, U.S. | 5 Comments »

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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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    M. Nzadi Keita: what you remember/ starts with a smile/ a raw edge/ a single snip/ from the someone dead

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Alice Lovelace: Toni Cade made an art of living/ Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved/ Toni listened and we were validated/ She is the breast that fed our union/ Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment.

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