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2 poems by Oliver Bendorf

November 5, 2014
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TEN TELEGRAMS FROM PARADISE   1. To wither a sensation possibility. The body feels more vulnerable. A man carrying a child across a track. Toes keep random bleeding. When will I again. Speak easy. Forget to be whole. Trying to be kind. Killed the chord. Sorry for everything.   2. I just...
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Silent No More

November 4, 2014
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By Katie Wayhart   SILENT NO MORE   Spent more time with mommy than the other girls at school. Tall, blonde, “mature for her age” little girl. Older cousin says, “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” A seemingly innocent “game” turns into something more.   Years go by.  Are her memories...
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Posted in Activism, Bodies, College Feminisms, Family, Feminism, Health, Patriarchy, Poetry, Politics, Sexism, sexual violence, Writing, Youth | 1 Comment »

Hello vs. Holla? A Letter to the Hollaback Folks

November 4, 2014
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By Rebecca Wanzo   Like every woman I know, I’ve been in public places and experienced harassment from male strangers. I remember being in high school and going to a haunted house with girlfriends, and while standing in line, a drunken man in a group asked if he could “touch my titties.” Repeatedly. Perhaps...
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Posted in Activism, Black Girls, Black Men, Black Women, Feminism, intersectionality, masculinity, media, Media Inquiry, Men of Color, Patriarchy, Sexism, Uncategorized, White Women, Women of Color | 13 Comments »

The Unbearable Hush of My Day Job

November 4, 2014
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Though I declined the opportunity to speak face to face with my harasser, as I was afraid of being made to feel even more uncomfortable, the next day I was forced to sit down with him anyway. After this awkward talk, with the manager halfheartedly apologizing with, “I’m sorry you misunderstood my joke.” I...
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Op-Ed: What’s Happening on the Mindy Project is Not Okay

November 3, 2014
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By Nashwa Khan I used to love The Mindy Project. I would buy a pint of ice cream, drop all my work on Tuesday nights, and cancel plans with other people. It would be Mindy and me in my dorm room. I would watch repeat episodes, loving an unapologetic South Asian woman on screen....
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Posted in Entertainment, Ethnicity, Popular Culture, Sexism, sexual violence, Sexuality | 8 Comments »

Op-Ed: Enthusiastic Consent

November 3, 2014
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By Brittany Burton Contrary to what I know is best for my emotional wellbeing, I recently read a news article about California’s new Enthusiastic Consent law, and then I proceeded to read the comments. Why I put myself through such torture is a conversation I will save for another day, but I feel an...
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On The Parliament Hill Shooting, Canadian Moral Panic, and Lack of Tenderness

October 30, 2014
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By Dorothy Attakora For those residing in the downtown core of Ottawa like myself, the fear has not yet subsided. By now many worldwide have heard about the October 22 shootings on Parliament Hill in Canada. I have witnessed the collective fear and uncertainty slowly evolve into moral panic. More specifically, I speak of...
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Posted in Activism, Black life matters, Bodies, Criminal Justice, Militarization, Military, Privilege, Racism, Religion, Stereotypes, Uncategorized, Violence, White Privilege, Women of Color | 2 Comments »

How Useful is a Feminist Approach to History for Historians?

October 30, 2014
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By Grace Corn In today’s world, the very word “feminism” can stir up polarized reactions. As a feminist myself, I find it difficult to understand how feminism, in Pat Robertson’s words, “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Nevertheless, this interpretation prevails throughout history, especially...
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Posted in Academia, Culture, Education, Elementary Feminisms, Feminism, History, Politics, Sexism, Writing, Youth | 1 Comment »

Fiction Feature: “Artist Statement” (A Short Story)

October 29, 2014
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by Christine Stoddard   I pluck my hair from the root because my scalp can make the sacrifice. Because I want to create from my own body. Because my children are hungry. Open the studio. There is no paint in the house. Open the fridge. There is no milk in the house. Open the...
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Music Feature: Las Krudas Cubensi – “Mi Cuerpo es Mio” [VIDEO]

October 29, 2014
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  Las Krudas Cubensi are Cuban Hip Hop MCs, independent musicians, poets, and theater performers representing womyn, immigrants, queer people and people of color through action as a central part of world change. They choose art as a weapon to fight against oppression, for justice,  balance, and our rights to celebrate life. Kruda in Cuba means raw, unprocessed, unrefined, natural, real, deep....
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    I am tired of the silences that have been imposed on us. Shhhhh. Black women and girls.
    I am tired of the silences that we, Black women, have imposed on ourselves and on our daughters.

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    She asks us to be well

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    So that we are all safe and loved

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