College Feminisms

The Feminist Wire is proud to publish outstanding works by millennial feminists between the ages of 18-24 in our college column. This column is managed and edited by college age feminists, and features exclusive works such as articles, videos, poetry, interviews, public service announcements, youth and campus advocacy, and more. It is intended to 1) showcase young feminist voices through writing, publication, speaking, and activism, and 2) serve as a teaching tool and source of resistance on college campuses and beyond. If you are interested in submitting to this column, please see our “Submissions” tab and submit your work through the category “College Feminisms.”

‘Night, Beautiful

April 22, 2014
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By Emma Weisberg You’re beautiful. Why are those the hardest words to believe? The thing is I believe in what other people say pretty easily.  I’m actually an extremely gullible person.  So, how can the single phrase, “You’re beautiful,” face so much mental resistance? I’ve always had a hard time with confidence—with thinking “I...
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Posted in Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Feminism, Love, Patriarchy, Stereotypes, Youth | 3 Comments »

For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, History, Love, masculinity, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | No Comments »

An Unfinished Story About Violence

April 10, 2014
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By Emma Redden 30.25° N, 97.75° W I am in Austin, Texas, two thousand miles from home asking strangers on the sidewalk to talk about the epidemic of abusive men. I’m standing next to a pizza stand with a mist machine with a camera and stack of white papers. I am asking people I...
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Posted in Beyond Critique, College Feminisms, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Privilege, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence | 1 Comment »

Just Because: Colorblindness Is a Real Problem

April 4, 2014
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By Mohadesa Najumi **This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, College Feminisms, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Stereotypes, White Privilege, Whiteness, World | 6 Comments »

Continuation in Death: Generous Inspiration from the Warrior Poet

February 18, 2014
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By Morgen Snowadzky It may seem incorrect to talk about death for a birthday celebration. I believe that we must embrace death to appreciate life. Contemporary America tends to have an awkward relationship with death. It causes people to fumble around emotions they aren’t used to dealing with in an often sterile world that...
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Help Wanted: Sexual Harassment and the Restaurant Industry

February 7, 2014
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By Jennifer McGreevey   On my second day of waitressing at Athen’s Kitchen*, it rained. “It sucks cock,” said my boss, Baldios*, barely understandable due to his heavy Greek accent. “Days like this, they suck cock.” Statements like these were not uncommon from the manager of the popular Forest Hills, N.Y. eatery, where the...
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Until the Last One…

January 21, 2014
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By Olivia N. Jones, Mount Holyoke College ‘14   September 14, 2013 was Marissa Alexander’s 33rd birthday.  It is undoubtedly incredibly unfortunate that this black mother of three, who had no prior arrests, was forced to spend this birthday (and at least the next 10, if Florida has its way) behind bars.  What is worse...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, College Feminisms, Criminal Justice, Mumia and Mass Incarceration, Racism, U.S. | 1 Comment »

I am a girl

January 15, 2014
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By Rasheé Johnson I am a girl With imperfect skin With imperfect intentions I am an imperfect person With a strong spirit But with strong doubts I doubt myself As do you With your statements Of fact, of course You say: “You’re so sensitive” And I say: “Am I?” Am I really? Do I...
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Unpacking the Idea of Segregated College Hostels

January 14, 2014
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 By Leila Gautham Note: I am a final year undergraduate student at St Stephen’s College at Delhi University. I was involved in a student movement against sexual discrimination in college spaces. I have never written for a formal space before (though we wrote and published a great number of pamphlets within college). We have...
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My Intersectional Take on Marriage “Equality”

January 13, 2014
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By T’Shana McClain In the wake of the gay-marriage debate sweeping the nation, I am aware that my stance on marriage equality is inextricably linked to my experience as a bi-racial child of a single mother raised in the racist South. As everyone waited in anticipation this past summer for news of the Supreme...
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