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#BlackChurchSex: Taking the Harness Off the Mouths of the Oppressed

May 21, 2015
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By Ahmad Greene-Hayes “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” –Revelations 12:11 “Are you sure you want to be well? … holeness is no trifling matter… A lot of weight when you’re well.” -Toni Cade Bambara, The Salt Eaters On May 14, 2015, I started the hashtag...
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Campus Rape Survivors Need Policy Change, Not Trigger Warnings

May 21, 2015
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By Maggie Hardy I write as a rape survivor, and like any victim, I can assure you that triggers are out there. If higher education should be a preparation for life, then it is worth noting that life doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Rape is common. Triggers are real. We should have an open...
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Poetry by Fabienne Josaphat and Laila Malik

May 20, 2015
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  POLITICAL SILENCE For Michael Brown   You tell me to keep quiet as we walk past the block where black boys are seated with their hands cuffed behind them, staring hard into the concrete for answers.   You want me to obey because obedience keeps us safe and out of trouble. You say,...
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Towards An Abolitionist Feminism

May 15, 2015
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By Zillah Eisenstein As an anti-racist white feminist, I wonder if it is enough to be an “ally” in this present and “newest” moment of racist/militarist/carceral violence. Or, is there something more to do? I am thinking hard about this “newness,” which is also very old. White anti-racist feminists can take the lead from...
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2 poems by Jaimie Gusman

May 15, 2015
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Swoon   When I pass out I have visions of my soul. My soul is a large blue flicker with white glow.   I pass out two or three times a year. The first time I held my breath before jumping   in the pool – I was ten or eleven years old. When...
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Ganesh and Kali: Seeing Myself in a Feminist Artist’s Goddess of Destruction

May 14, 2015
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Chitra Ganesh

By Chaya Babu The other day, I furiously penned a blog post after two simultaneous attacks that I am not the right kind of woman. I had been on the phone with a well-meaning cousin who suggested that my ongoing heartache over the death of my best friend, his little sister, was preventing me from...
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How Sex Reassignment Surgery Works in America

May 11, 2015
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By Eric Plemons Fascination with Bruce Jenner’s possible transition from male to female has prompted a deluge of writing on Jenner and on the process of transition, more broadly. One such article, by Lenny Bernstein, appeared on the Washington Post “To Your Health” blog in February. Using Jenner as a point of departure, Bernstein’s...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: POETRY BY WAFA SIMPORE

May 6, 2015
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~~~~~~~~~ Step by step is an understatement of the Complexity Confusion Exhaustion That comes along with this work, Deconstruction Reconstruction so that many of us can carry on Carry onto a place of understanding Willingness Strength   Until the lion has a historian, the hunter will always be the hero. – African Proverb  ...
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3 poems by Eve Kenneally

May 6, 2015
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South   In between, I brush my teeth in a truck stop and remember how to fishtail my hair. Mostly my hands cramp around the steering wheel, strange names echoing behind my eyes. Chilhowie. Jensi feeds me strips of seaweed, wasabi salt stinging my lips. Alhowe. Lauryn Hill croons under my questions about exits...
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Personal Is Political: Trans Feminine Humility

May 5, 2015
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While internalized misogyny tells me I need to be humble and quiet, internalized transmisogyny tells me I need to be even more humble and quiet—this has effectively shut me up. Although I have begun to challenge this notion within myself, the question becomes: How do we begin to fight this in the world at...
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