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Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller

April 2, 2014
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By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale house, it stands strong...
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Guinevere

April 1, 2014
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friendship and sisterhood

Elizabeth Dunphey writes about friendship and sisterhood for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW, "Your voice was big and powerful and special. You grabbed my hand to read my palm, and told me I would meet a man with a Spanish accent one day. You were a total tomboy. I liked you for it, so much,...
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What has changed for you? Reflections on Women’s History Month and Movement Forward

April 1, 2014
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CantBelieveProtest

By Lorena Campos The Women’s History Month comes to an end not without reflections. Instead, we should remind advances but seek first real stock of the situation of women in contemporary times throughout the following year. In 2012, I covered the United Nations International Women’s Day events themed “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and...
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Op-Ed: Body Politic (or, Skinny Hate: Maria Kang, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the New Misogyny)

March 30, 2014
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Ballet-Ballerina-1853

By Laila Pedro As a longtime dancer now working as a scholar, writer, and media strategist, I am (often to my detriment) deeply and constantly aware of how women’s bodies—my own and others’— are talked about and looked at. I follow with befuddled, irresistible interest the bafflingly tone-deaf coverage of “fat acceptance”, body issues,...
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The Invisibility of Asian Americans

March 28, 2014
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By Grace Ji-Sun Kim Where is the public face of Asian Americans in our society? As we follow the case of Kenneth Bae, the only Asian American faces we see on the television news are those of Kenneth Bae and his family. Relatively few Asian American analysts, commentators or advocates (with the exceptions of...
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A Feminist Defense of Cinderella

March 27, 2014
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Schechter-Shaffin

Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin explores the relationship between feminism and princess culture for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW, "When we completely and totally reject princess culture, we limit our daughters from a full exploration of their gender and femininity. I find this quite ironic, since many of my 'mommies of girls' friends worry that by exposing their daughters to princesses...
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Poetry by Teré Fowler-Chapman

March 26, 2014
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tere

Truth levitated like smoke Thoughts came from the depth of our bellies Rose and set like a fresh breath in   Out of all the names left hanging on trees Burned on crosses Torn at the mercy of animals teeth   Out of all the names gunned down in the name of God Raped...
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On Why My Girlfriend and I Got Hitched & No One Was Invited

March 25, 2014
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same sex marriage

Jenny Kurzweil writes about the same-sex marriage movement for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW, "But why do we have to call it marriage in the first place? The very word has such deep religious connotations. In my opinion, the religious sanctity of marriage is just a cover up for it being an institution of patriarchy that had absolutely...
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Toni Cade Bambara: ‘. . . an uptown Griot’

March 25, 2014
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Toni Cade Bambara
http://www.hastac.org/blogs/krambsy/2012/03/07/toni-cade-bambara

By Cheryl Clarke In March 2005, Cheryl Clarke was the featured keynote speaker at Spelman College’s Women’s Research and Resource Center’s Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference. The Feminist Wire is elated to offer here the 2014 edited version of her previously unpublished talk on the occasion of Bambara’s 75th birthday anniversary. Toni Cade Bambara:...
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And The Beat Goes On: Toni Cade Bambara

March 25, 2014
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Toni Cade Bambara

By Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D. In October 1995, Valerie Boyd conducted an interview with Toni Morrison wherein Morrison described Toni Cade as, … outrageously brilliant…  She had this keen, keen intellect, absolutely on target… intuition — and humor… Morrison’s statement about our very dear sister friend is positively, absolutely correct and I wish to...
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