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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: My Message to Anti-Abortionists

April 24, 2015
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By Anonymous   Dear Picketer, Pulling into the abortion clinic you were there to greet me after my hour-and-a-half long drive across the state line. You glared at my boyfriend and I through the window of my car. He rashly opened the window to hear your opinion and take your pamphlet. You thought your...
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A Beginner’s Perspective on Being a Woman in Different Spaces of Environmental Activism

April 24, 2015
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By Georgie Johnson Since September 2014, I have worked for Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), a small London-based NGO that works towards environmental justice and gender equality by drawing vital links between the two, empowering women as change-makers, and educating people on health and wellbeing, their own and that of our drowning, wheezing world. At the time of...
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Climate Change and Feminist Environmentalisms Forum: An Introduction

April 22, 2015
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In 2013, Mi’kmaq mother Amanada Polchies made international news when kneeling in front of a line of police, raising a feather in her hand at an anti-fracking barricade in New Brunswick Canada.

By Cristina Awadalla I came to an important realization one night. I had long been learning about climate change, the anthropogenic kind that so many of our (purchased) congressmen like to deny. The climate change that is resulting in species and habitat loss. The kind that is disproportionately affecting womxn, people of color, and...
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Two Poems: Rose Moses

April 22, 2015
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By Rose Moses   My Church  When I pray I go to the forest I go to a place that no man could have created, only God. The forest is the only cathedral I know     Self-Government self-government is a very scary idea to some:   it would mean less jobs created for...
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3 poems by Christopher Soto (aka Loma)

April 22, 2015
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crush a pearl (its powder)   the night rory died, he moved the chair, his blonde locks fell & we will never be the same   i moved to the beach, thrusted my hands into the mud broke the jaw of every clam, hoping to find him   his pearly smile, like a broken...
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Did you find all your terrorists America?

April 21, 2015
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Did you find all your terrorists America?

By Yehuda Sharim Did you find all your terrorists, America? 1.3 million men, women and children from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, are dead and now: what is next America? Who is accountable for killing and treating black-brown-Arab looking men as subhuman? Is it a “war on terror” or just the instillation of terror that crosses...
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Posted in Academia, Criminal Justice, Culture, Ethnicity, History, Immigration, Militarization, Racism, White Supremacy | 1 Comment »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Oncofeminism

April 20, 2015
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The first edition of the book, "Our Bodies, Ourselves" by the Boston's Women's Health Book Collective in 1973

By Petra Jans Science has always been my calling, but it was not until I started studying feminism at Colorado College that I began to see the ways in which science was conflicting with my being a woman. Though I am now an aspiring physician scientist drawn to cancer research, studying feminism has revealed...
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Killing Me Softly: On the Power of “No”

April 16, 2015
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By Fiona Helmsley When it comes to sex, “no means no” has entered into mainstream thought as a concept; hopefully, in a much more effective way than the last big no-should-be-enough campaign. That one just led to a lot of kids seeing Nancy Reagan’s face in their weed the first time they smoked pot....
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2 poems by DarkMatter

April 15, 2015
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the bible belt by Alok Vaid-Menon i am back in my hometown when i receive the news that Leelah, a 17 year old trans woman in ohio, committed suicide by walking in front of a truck. the article refers to her by her birth name and gender and i remember that “rest in peace” is...
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Profiting from Rape: Sexual Violence and the Capitalist State

April 9, 2015
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By Kelly Rose Pflug-Back Rape culture. Although a somewhat new term, it unveils a truth which countless women and girls have known on both an intellectual and a visceral level since the advent of patriarchy: that sexualized violence and the objectification of female bodies underpins the fabric of mainstream society. Rape, when it comes down...
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