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On The Parliament Hill Shooting, Canadian Moral Panic, and Lack of Tenderness

October 30, 2014
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By Dorothy Attakora For those residing in the downtown core of Ottawa like myself, the fear has not yet subsided. By now many worldwide have heard about the October 22 shootings on Parliament Hill in Canada. I have witnessed the collective fear and uncertainly slowly evolve into moral panic. More specifically, I speak of...
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How Useful is a Feminist Approach to History for Historians?

October 30, 2014
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By Grace Corn In today’s world, the very word “feminism” can stir up polarized reactions. As a feminist myself, I find it difficult to understand how feminism, in Pat Robertson’s words, “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Nevertheless, this interpretation prevails throughout history, especially...
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Fiction Feature: “Artist Statement” (A Short Story)

October 29, 2014
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by Christine Stoddard   I pluck my hair from the root because my scalp can make the sacrifice. Because I want to create from my own body. Because my children are hungry. Open the studio. There is no paint in the house. Open the fridge. There is no milk in the house. Open the...
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Music Feature: Las Krudas Cubensi – “Mi Cuerpo es Mio” [VIDEO]

October 29, 2014
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  Las Krudas Cubensi are Cuban Hip Hop MCs, Independent Musicians, Poets, Theater Performers representing Womyn, Immigrants, Queer and People of Color Action as a Central Part of World Change. They choose  art as a weapon to fight against oppression, for justice, for balance, for our rights, to celebrate life. Kruda in Cuba means raw, unprocessed, unrefined, natural, real, deep. Cubensi is...
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Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Black Girls, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, LGBTQI, Poetry, Racism, Reproduction, Sexism, sexual violence, Sexuality, Uncategorized, Women of Color | No Comments »

Late Bloomer

October 28, 2014
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Of course, “slut” was cloaked in phrases like “appropriate appearance” and “giving a professional impression.” Sitting across from this woman who obviously had not signed up to be a mother or middle school hall monitor, I kind of felt sorry for her. How did we both get here?
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The Avenging Woman Onscreen: Man’s Best Friend?

October 27, 2014
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By Lara C. Stache As most graduates of introductory film class learn, film is not only a source of entertainment but also reflects the society in which we live. One example of this is the Bechdel Test, which received renewed interest last year when Sweden used it as a requirement to rate films. The...
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Posted in Culture, Film, media, Popular Culture, Stereotypes, Television | 1 Comment »

Thank You So Much for Telling Me I’m Pretty

October 21, 2014
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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 | 6 Comments »

Op Ed: A Curse Be Upon It

October 20, 2014
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 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
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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
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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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  • Fiction Feature: “Artist Statement” (A Short Story) imgres-2

    by Christine Stoddard   I pluck my hair from the root because my scalp can make the sacrifice. Because I want to create from my own body. Because my children are hungry. Open the studio. There is no paint in the house. Open the fridge. There is no milk in [...]

  • Music Feature: Las Krudas Cubensi – “Mi Cuerpo es Mio” [VIDEO] corazon-200x300

      Las Krudas Cubensi are Cuban Hip Hop MCs, Independent Musicians, Poets, Theater Performers representing Womyn, Immigrants, Queer and People of Color Action as a Central Part of World Change. They choose  art as a weapon to fight against oppression, for justice, for balance, for our rights, to celebrate life. Kruda in Cuba means raw, unprocessed, unrefined, [...]

  • 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 [...]