Author Archive

calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

April 18, 2014
By
calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

By luam kidane as Black women who won’t accept the world as white supremacy gives it to us there is a jarring, a dissonance as you try to reconcile your spirit with the things you are told to believe and the people you are told should hold you and love you. so you...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Culture, Love, Music, Popular Culture | 1 Comment »

On Misconceived Toxicity, Malice, and Failures

April 17, 2014
By
Pakistani queer women

"The million dollar questions are: Are efforts intended to increase reporting sexual harassment worth investing in for the greater good of womanity? What does the future of feminism hold for the queer women of the third world? Unless there are a hundred witnesses willing to stand up against the rapist, “solidarity” doesn’t really mean...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Feminism, LGBTQI, Personal is Political., Women of Color | No Comments »

For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
By
Coretta Scott King + Feminists

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, History, Love, masculinity, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | No Comments »

Decolonial Intersectionality and a Transnational Feminist Movement

April 17, 2014
By
Unity_in_Diversity

By Sara Salem Transnational solidarity among feminists has often been a difficult goal to achieve because of the continued dominance of Western feminism, the lack of self-reflexivity on the part of feminists, and the lack of an approach that addresses both the complexities and nuances of lived gender experiences as well as the ways...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Activism, History, masculinity, Patriarchy, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, U.S., Violence, Women of Color, World | 1 Comment »

I Knew what Rape was Before I Knew what Sex was

April 16, 2014
By
ribbon

By Shivani Davé I knew what rape was before I knew what sex was. It wasn’t violent stranger rape that my mother told me about. That I knew by watching the news, by being afraid to walk down the street, it became instinct. It was the friend-that-you-invite-over-after-dinner, the guy-that-lives-down-the-hall-from-your-dorm-room, the date-that-doesn’t-take-no-for-an-answer-while-your-roommate-is-sleeping-in-the next-room, kind of...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Feminism, History, masculinity, Patriarchy, Privilege, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World | 1 Comment »

2 poems by Margaree Little

April 16, 2014
By
molly little

BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  In the summer the...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Arts & Culture | No Comments »

White Beauty: At Home and Abroad

April 15, 2014
By
Mora

Amalia Clarice Mora explores white standards of beauty for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW, "It’s not just whiteness, but lightness, that grants privilege. Though I have experienced racism and discrimination on many occasions, I have also benefitted from white/light privilege because of my ambiguous-looking ethnicity. My dad is Mexican-American of mostly Amerindian descent, and my mom is...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Ethnicity, Personal is Political., Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Television, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | 1 Comment »

Beyond the Politics of Voting

April 15, 2014
By
Obama Rally, Manassas, VA, November 3, 2008

By Alexandra Moffett-Bateau   As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all, what good is a black political scientist that doesn’t study...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Economy, Education, Health, History, Politics, Popular Culture, Racism, U.S. | No Comments »

Critique and Beyond: The Draft as the Movement (A Postscript and a Prelude)

April 15, 2014
By
Lynn Richards

By Susannah Bartlow The voice came from a small, weighted core in my chest—“hello?”  As my eyelids dragged open I felt the wires—on my legs, my hips, my cheeks, my scalp.  My usual early-morning deep fog was weighted more heavily by the unfamiliarity of my surroundings—a pseudo-hotel room staged for an overnight sleep study. ...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Activism, Beyond Critique, Culture, Feminism, U.S. | 3 Comments »

Beyond the Beyond: Closing and Opening

April 14, 2014
By
JOEMARINARO

By Susannah Bartlow, Stephanie Gilmore, and Duchess Harris Acting on instinct and on experience in our own lives, responding in community, we read and invited contributions that we felt moved us closer to a space beyond critique. We have been reminded that critique is important, but we also have been reminded that many of...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Beyond Critique | 1 Comment »

Follow The Feminist Wire

Arts & Culture

  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]

  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]