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Thank You So Much for Telling Me I’m Pretty

October 21, 2014
By
Harlan

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.
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Posted in Bodies, masculinity, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Sexism | 3 Comments »

Op Ed: A Curse Be Upon It

October 20, 2014
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a curse upon it

 By Ankita Anand For years now I have been looking to enrich my vocabulary of swear words with no troublesome arrows in the quiver. There are times when I urgently need to use profanity, for example against all the harassers on bikes and in cars who would hoot at or brush past me, literally giving...
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Slamming the Door: An Analysis of Elsa (Frozen)

October 16, 2014
By
Elsa letting go (1)

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 princesses despite the recent...
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Posted in Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Feminism, Film, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Sexism, Stereotypes, Youth | 1 Comment »

Poem Suite: Shards

October 15, 2014
By
Rainbow Shards

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 the lines traced boldly...
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Posted in Arts & Culture, Feminism, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing | 1 Comment »

Can the Subaltern Catcall?

October 14, 2014
By
Caterine

If we wish to sincerely practice intersectionality in our feminism, then we must look with eyes unclouded by idolization at the white feminists of the past.
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Posted in Black Women, Feminism, media, Personal is Political., Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Reproduction, sexual violence, Sexuality, Stereotypes, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color | 1 Comment »

CFP: A Forum on “Climate Change and Feminist Environmentalisms”

October 13, 2014
By
climate change

By Cristina Awadalla, Piper Coutinho-Sledge, Alison Criscitiello, and Sonalini Sapra As guest editors of this forum, we created the theme with the intent to create a space critical of imperialism, neo-liberalism, sexism, racism, and other factors that both drive climate change and contribute to the global oppression of women. We know that climate change is...
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Posted in Activism, Capitalism, CFP, Environmentalism, Feminism, intersectionality, Racism, World | No Comments »

Black on Purpose: Race, Inheritance and Queer Reproduction

October 10, 2014
By
Savannah Shange with her partner Kenshata 
and their child Harriet
Source: courtesy of the author

By Savannah Shange On the morning of my insemination, I stood chilly in a paper exam gown rechecking the sperm donor number on the side of the vial.  My partner frantically searched the order email on her phone before we signed, confirming that 7657 was indeed correct.  Since the bank we used had only...
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Posted in Black Girls, Black life matters, Family, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Privilege, Racism, Reproduction, Sexuality, White Supremacy | 2 Comments »

Coffee

October 9, 2014
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Coffee picture

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 only drank coffee for...
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Posted in Bodies, College Feminisms, Feminism, Love, Patriarchy, Poetry, Politics, Sexism, Writing | 3 Comments »

Poem Suite: Monsters

October 8, 2014
By
magical-weave-mirror

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 images of monsters and monstrosity from feminist perspectives.    Mary Shelley: My Mother’s Monsters By Melissa Knox   By the time I came along she bowed to convention She...
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The Myth of Diversity and Critical Thinking in American Academia

October 7, 2014
By
Academic Robes

American ideals about meritocracy and “pulling yourself up by your boot straps” are myths. They simply do not exist. Education in a capitalist system is not designed to take you out of the class you are born into.
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  • Poem Suite: Shards Rainbow Shards

    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 [...]

  • Poem Suite: Monsters magical-weave-mirror

    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 images of monsters and monstrosity from feminist perspectives.    Mary Shelley: My Mother’s Monsters By Melissa Knox   By the time I came along she [...]

  • Poem Suite: Becoming DSC_0377

    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 processes of change, motion, and becoming from feminist perspectives.        From “Lesion” By Indrani Sengupta   thereafter   overgrown freckle. overzealous lovemark not [...]