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A Call to Young Women

September 18, 2014
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By Shama Nathan Recently, I came across an old post that had quickly surfaced on Tumblr. The post was discussing the problem with teaching girls “how to avoid rape.” I decided to share this post with a male friend of mine, and his was response was, “If girls continue to dress a certain way,...
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Back Up, Back Off, and Listen

September 18, 2014
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By Aaminah Shakur In the wake of a very public war in Ferguson, Missouri, following the murder by police of Michael Brown, the white power structure in our country is having a meltdown. I doubt many of us are especially surprised that our white colleagues, family, and friends are showing themselves overwhelmingly incapable of...
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Two Poems by Tsitsi Jaji

September 17, 2014
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By Tsitsi Jaji   Pause. (For All the Madibas)*   There is a breath before the pendulum rends its center, A breath before what leapt comes back to its ground.     There, men and women in chains broke rock, forcing it to deliver         .          ...
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An Open Letter to amerika

September 16, 2014
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When people say racism doesn’t exist, they are blinded. They are blinded by the privilege and high property value that their skin possesses; they are blinded by the whiteness that their skin caresses.
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Op-Ed: Perspectives We Don’t Need and Those We Do

September 15, 2014
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By Mirabel Ash In popular discourse, we have come to recognize individuals from dominant groups who advocate for civil rights and liberties on behalf of “others.” Such individuals aim to foster an alliance with other racial groups to indicate a shared interest in social progression. Objectives of a racial alliance are to advance a...
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Step One: Show Skin, Step Two: Praise Talent: A Look at Scarlett Johansson and the Film Industry

September 12, 2014
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By Megan Felder I’ve always loved movies.  A lot.  Romantic comedy, sci-fi, superhero action  – you name it, I will watch it.  Perhaps that’s why I’m such a fan of Scarlett Johansson.  In her most recent movies, she plays a self-absorbed love interest (Don Jon), a creepy alien (Under the Skin), the voice of...
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The Limits of Speaking on Catastrophe: Confessions of a Palestinian Teacher

September 11, 2014
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By Diya Abdo I am a Professor of English at Guilford College. I am Chair of the English Department. I am a faculty member in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. I am also a Palestinian. More specifically, I am from Arab Al-Sawahreh. My tribe is so big that its name, The Sawahreh...
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Perseverance Conquers: An Open Letter

September 10, 2014
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By Princess Harmony-Jazmyne Rodriguez    The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken. - Audre Lorde,...
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Fiction Feature: from “Kill Marguerite,” by Megan Milks

September 10, 2014
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By Megan Milks   This excerpt from the short story “Kill Marguerite” takes place after the protagonist, Caty, has already beat Level One and killed Marguerite, her arch-enemy.   Level Two: The Trampoline     BEGIN>> The trampoline is this big old trampoline in Matt and Curtis Wheeler’s backyard, and it’s surrounded by woods...
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A Review of Koblitz’s “Sex and Herbs and Birth Control”

September 9, 2014
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By Tiffany Lamoreaux Addressing an Iowa audience in August 2014, Republican Rand Paul claimed that the GOP was not interested in banning birth control. Instead, Paul claimed, the “war on women” is simply an exaggerated and/or made-up narrative perpetuated by Democrats. Never mind that Paul had, as recently as 2013, co-sponsored personhood legislation that...
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  • Two Poems by Tsitsi Jaji tumblr_m0jjzqsYiq1qbh27fo1_500

    By Tsitsi Jaji   Pause. (For All the Madibas)*   There is a breath before the pendulum rends its center, A breath before what leapt comes back to its ground.     There, men and women in chains broke rock, forcing it to deliver         .   [...]

  • Fiction Feature: from “Kill Marguerite,” by Megan Milks Milks-avatar-magicked-out

    By Megan Milks   This excerpt from the short story “Kill Marguerite” takes place after the protagonist, Caty, has already beat Level One and killed Marguerite, her arch-enemy.   Level Two: The Trampoline     BEGIN>> The trampoline is this big old trampoline in Matt and Curtis Wheeler’s backyard, and [...]

  • Video Feature: List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege by Nicole Shantè White nicole white photo

    By Nicole Shantè  White   This creative visual addresses queer invisibility by encompassing the intricacies of the Gay Liberation manifesto and the Black Panther Party’s manifesto. Originally inspired by Sofia Snow’s “List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege, emerging author Nicole Shantè White uses the bed as a metaphor [...]