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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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Climate Change and Feminist Environmentalisms: Closing Remarks

May 1, 2015
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By Cristina Awadalla, Piper Coutinho-Sledge, Alison Criscitiello, Julie Gorecki, and Sonalini Sapra Climate change impacts us all, from the itty-bitty crawler in your garden to the mother in Africa who spends most of her days dangerously trekking for clean water. This forum has concentrated on varying subjects, which shed light on how the climate...
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How Did This Happen? Capitalism’s Double Subordination of Women and Nature

May 1, 2015
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Federici discusses Hans Weiditz’s "The Witch’s Herbary" (1532) engraving in her book, which shows women’s special knowledge of medicinal herbs and treatments including contraceptives that threatened the new capitalist order.

By Julie Gorecki Waves of women most impacted by environmental destruction are spearheading viable solutions to the climate crisis by advocating that there can be “no climate justice without gender justice.” For them, the development of urban cities, the reduction of productive farming, and the poisoning of their native lands by industrial pollution are...
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Eco-Feminist Appropriations of Indigenous Feminisms and Environmental Violence

April 30, 2015
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Winona LaDuke

By Lindsay Nixon Settler environmental movements attempting to organize in solidarity with Indigenous peoples have frequently relied on the evocation of eco-feminism and, in doing so, have offered analyses around Indigenous women’s and Two-Spirit peoples’ relationships and responsibilities to land. This has seemed like both an appropriation of similar Indigenous organizing as well as...
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whosoever has let a minotaur enter them or a sonnet— (excerpts)

April 29, 2015
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By Emily Carr . . ) ONLY THE BIRD GENES REMEMBER     between her thighs, the buffalo holding sky. saucers of mountain sway. deities spill, shining & suffering … not forgetting we can’t ever—whose fury sings like eagles— skeletons unlean from fruit trees, falling like white gunsmoke. we want to be here. listen. the...
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3 poems by Tara Betts

April 29, 2015
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When Racism Affecting Black Girls is Ignored   “I was overwhelmed by the thought of having to be a black girl for the rest of my life.” –Khadijah Costley White, The Washington Post   Ignoring more than obvious hands ………….slicing a people in halves, more like eminent domain cutting ………….chopping up a neighborhood to...
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When Fear and Favor Rule: The World Bank’s Systemic Land Displacement

April 28, 2015
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By Cristina Awadalla According to the UN’s Trade and Environment Review, food security, poverty, gender inequality, and climate change can all be collectively addressed with a systemic paradigm shift away from giant monoculture agriculture to localized organic farms. But to address where we need to be, we must first understand where we are. As such,...
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Solidarity for Feminist Climate Justice

April 27, 2015
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By Corrie Ellis Judy Bonds, an inspirational woman activist leader of the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, U.S., echoed the following quote attributed to Gandhi: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!” (Bell 2013:164). We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and we must work together to build the...
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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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Posted in Activism, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Education, Family, Feminism, Health, History, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Reproduction, Stereotypes, Writing, Youth | 1 Comment »

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