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2 poems by Margaree Little

April 16, 2014
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BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  In the summer the...
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White Beauty: At Home and Abroad

April 15, 2014
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Amalia Clarice Mora explores white standards of beauty for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW, "It’s not just whiteness, but lightness, that grants privilege. Though I have experienced racism and discrimination on many occasions, I have also benefitted from white/light privilege because of my ambiguous-looking ethnicity. My dad is Mexican-American of mostly Amerindian descent, and my mom is...
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Beyond the Politics of Voting

April 15, 2014
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By Alexandra Moffett-Bateau   As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all, what good is a black political scientist that doesn’t study...
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Critique and Beyond: The Draft as the Movement (A Postscript and a Prelude)

April 15, 2014
By
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By Susannah Bartlow The voice came from a small, weighted core in my chest—“hello?”  As my eyelids dragged open I felt the wires—on my legs, my hips, my cheeks, my scalp.  My usual early-morning deep fog was weighted more heavily by the unfamiliarity of my surroundings—a pseudo-hotel room staged for an overnight sleep study. ...
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Beyond the Beyond: Closing and Opening

April 14, 2014
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By Susannah Bartlow, Stephanie Gilmore, and Duchess Harris Acting on instinct and on experience in our own lives, responding in community, we read and invited contributions that we felt moved us closer to a space beyond critique. We have been reminded that critique is important, but we also have been reminded that many of...
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Dear Sister: The connections between sexual violence and feminism’s toxicity

April 14, 2014
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By Mandy Van Deven & Lisa Factora-Borchers If you want to know the future of online feminism, you have to know its past. Since no one has produced a comprehensive history yet—publishers, call me!—the void has been filled with false starts and near misses, most of which do little more than fan the flames...
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Not My Vagina

April 11, 2014
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By Meera Seshadri   “And then there’s the African American moan.” Something prickled under my skin as I sat there in the dark, watching the young White female performer reposition herself on all fours and slap the stage yelling “oh S*** oh S***.” She was unbelievably brave – captivating even – in her portrayal...
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Posted in Beyond Critique, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, Health, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World | 9 Comments »

Every 28 Hours: An Ode to Renisha McBride (A Sermon)

April 11, 2014
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By Nyle Fort The following is a sermon delivered on January 19, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (Somerset, NJ). The preaching text is Luke 7:36-50. Stephon Watts, 15. Remarley Graham, 18. Bo Morrison, 20. Rekia Boyd, 22. Dante Price, 25. Trayvon Martin, 17. Wendell Allen, 20. Darius Simmons, 13. Deshone...
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Room without a roof

April 11, 2014
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By Swati Bandi If I were to map myself, how would I begin? I am a 36 year old woman, a mother, a professor, a loving partner – writing a dissertation. Despite all of the things I am, the perpetual state of critique – that is the state of writing a scholarly, original piece...
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Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Sexual Violence

April 10, 2014
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By Jennifer Patterson Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement is a forthcoming anthology being published by Magnus Books in 2014. The following are portions of the introduction to the book; some parts have been edited out for the purpose of this publication. What is queering sexual violence? In a...
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