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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Cops Can’t Come Here: How A Predominantly White Institution Is My Safe Haven

February 10, 2015
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By ray(nise) cange Preface:  I started this piece before Mike Brown. Before we were protesting for our rights. I started this one day after running late to work because a cop thought I looked suspicious as I waited for the bus. I started this when I had to sit in a room and comfort...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Criminal Justice, Culture, Education, Feminism, Militarization, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Stereotypes, Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness, Youth | 4 Comments »

Moving Images: On Queerness and Eritrean Identity

February 9, 2015
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By Hel Gebreamlak Masculinity was the last thing I learned how to do. I wasn’t one of those baby dykes who literally knew in utero. I thought girls were cool, and that Xena didn’t need no man because Gabrielle was more than enough. That was about it. I wore dresses. I didn’t mind them....
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Posted in Black Men, Black Women, Ethnicity, Family, Heteronormativity, Immigration, LGBTQI, masculinity | 3 Comments »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Divergence

February 6, 2015
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By Brianna Suslovic   You took me to my first protest when I was in the first grade, Mom, a peaceful affair outside the federal building downtown where the cops glared and we chalked the sidewalk, shouting anti-war chants and holding hands.   It was you who fed me the word feminist, and I...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, College Feminisms, Education, Family, Feminism, History, intersectionality, Love, Militarization, Patriarchy, Poetry, Politics, Work, World, Writing, Youth | 1 Comment »

We Walk Among You: Poverty in the Ivory Tower

February 5, 2015
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By Zoel T. Rodriguez I was in class today talking about poverty. We were discussing public benefits. Or rather, something having to do with poverty and poor people and how terrible it is that some people do not have stable jobs or income or food or access to hospitals. And I was sitting there...
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Posted in Academia, Education, Poverty, Privilege, U.S., Women of Color | 11 Comments »

Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

February 4, 2015
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by janaya (j) khan In the first month of the new year, three Black trans women have been murdered in the United States. Many of you might not have heard about it. The death of Black trans women doesn’t call for mass demonstrations, doesn’t call for petitions, nor has it led to demands for reforms...
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Posted in Activism, Black life matters, Feminism, LGBTQI, Op-Ed, Racism, Women of Color | 1 Comment »

Poetry by Jos Charles

February 4, 2015
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. BOTTOM FEED   to demand is to be wet with so many eyes.   i wanna be dickfucked in the face until my dough face fucks right off.   sucking is so essential it’s the opposite of significance. like ‘world’ or ‘culture’ or ‘internet.’   it’s fucked up and ableist i know but...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Precious Life

February 3, 2015
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By Sarah de Schweinitz     The first thing I notice in this advertisement is the model’s closed eyes.  She appears to be either sleeping or knocked out, looking more like the latter considering how difficult and uncomfortable it would be to sleep on rocks. The model is young, thin, and very pale. Her...
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Posted in Activism, Audre Lorde, Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Culture, Feminism, Health, media, New Media, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Sexism, Stereotypes, Style, White Supremacy, World, Youth | 3 Comments »

Top Yoga Studios Unite to Racially Profile Black “Yoga Thief”

February 2, 2015
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By Sabrina Strings His picture was not to go unnoticed. It was planned that way. Flyers showing his face were posted prominently; one was under the clock in the changing room, another on the window of the storefront facing a busy street. In the photograph he is wearing— conveniently enough—a beanie that could double...
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Posted in Black life matters, Black Men, Black Women, Bodies, Criminal Justice, Health, Men of Color, Privilege, Racism, U.S., White Privilege | 4 Comments »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Three Poems to End Domestic Violence

January 30, 2015
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By Stephanie Carter   under his control   sweet lullabies, he watches you dreaming. only so he can destroy them when you hit reality, as he nearly crushes your head to the Floor. please wake up befOre moRning comes, please sTay in contact with the sun, it’s the Only thing that knOws how to...
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3 poems by Tamiko Beyer

January 28, 2015
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Water stilled is not a dying sound   One bee clambers into a rose, then another—together they bump and buzz the bloom heavy with pollen and pollen collectors. Legs swollen sacks of sweet. I lumber their shape against my tongue, all desire in my bumble body. Under the sun’s eye, I am a shadow...
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