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“Paws” by Tracy Burkholder

August 20, 2014
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tracy

Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while their wrists revealed a...
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The Other Girl: How I Found Feminism When My Mother Went to Prison

August 19, 2014
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DiLallo

I was only 15 when it happened, but it took years for me to understand that other girls weren’t interested in hearing about my hurt. They wanted to have sleepovers and talk about periods and cute boys and algebra tests.
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So You’re Horrified By What Happened in Ferguson: What Are You Doing About It?

August 18, 2014
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Ferguson Day 4

If you are still trying to admit defeat in the face of racism, you aren't reading enough people of color. Until they give up, you don't get to.
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Meme what you say, say what you meme: What kind of Asian woman am I? A good one gone bad

August 16, 2014
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j. mijin cha

By J. Mijin Cha As I was sitting through the second excruciating hour of my first Tinder date, I couldn’t help thinking: How did I end up here, sitting across a white man who wouldn’t stop mansplaining about the difference between Japanese and Korean culture? More important, how had I so internalized social norms about...
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Dancing while Laying Dead in the Street

August 15, 2014
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By Wade Davis II and Michael Jennings  The poet Claude McKay wrote a poem called “The Lynching” where he vividly describes the lynching of a black man and says, And little lads, lynchers that were to be, Danced round the dreadful thing in fiendish glee. We thought about that line and the history of...
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Baby Gammy and the Problem of Women’s Labor

August 15, 2014
By
Interracial Adoption

It is typically poor and/or women of color who bear the brunt of...contracted out reproductive labor. They bear the brunt of our burdens—we are parasitic and reliant upon their labor.
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Posted in Academia, Bodies, Capitalism, Economy, Ethnicity, Family, Health, Patriarchy, Racism, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, Work | 2 Comments »

On Date Rape and the Good Girl/Bad Girl Dichotomy

August 15, 2014
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By Elena Carter In the hours after I was date-raped and had stumbled, still drunk, into the hotel room where I was staying with my identical twin sister, Corrina, I couldn’t shake the question my rapist had asked me earlier in the evening as he leaned in close to me, “Are you the good...
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Posted in Activism, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, Health, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Sexism, Sexuality, Stereotypes | 2 Comments »

Anti-Feminists and the Continued Backlash Against Suffragettes

August 14, 2014
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By Tiffany Lamoreaux Last week this lovely gem made its way around my internet feeds. The Buzzfeed list features 14 women, holding up signs that note why they “do not need feminism.” These pictures were posted on the Facebook page “Women Against Feminism,” and are meant to mockingly mirror an ongoing feminist campaign that asks...
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Two Poems by Lorean Galarza

August 14, 2014
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Error: Page Not Available   I’m sorry. What you are asking for is not an option. This page Is Not Available.   Error.   My breasts are my own. Do not ask me if you can see them.   My waist is my own. Do not touch it.   My lips belong to me....
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Op-Ed: The NFL’s Response to Violence Against Women: Why One Fan Won’t Watch This Year

August 13, 2014
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NFL

This is an issue of basic human dignity and respect. I, as a man, am perfectly capable of not beating up my wife and children. Most men are.
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  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]