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.”

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: “Real” Women: A Critique of “Feminist” Transphobia

March 3, 2015
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By Rebecca Long As awareness of the harmful affects of the presentation of distorted female bodies in media and advertising has risen, so too has the use of phrase “real woman.” Generally employed by advertisers in campaigns like Aerie Real and Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty,” the term is often applied to images of...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Call for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

March 2, 2015
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“COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS”:  CAMPUS VIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, AND STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL Editors: Martina “Mick” Powell (guest editor) and Heather M. Turcotte ~~~ In 2014, over fifty US college and university collectives filed formal Title IX complaints against their institutions for a variety of reasons, including the mishandling of sexual assault cases by the administration.  Students,...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: And We Sat: Violence against the Bodies of Diversity and Transparency (DAT) Student Movement at Syracuse University

February 27, 2015
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By Farrell Greenwald Brenner The ultimate connection cannot be the enemy. The ultimate connection must be the need that we find between us. It is not only who you are, in other words, but what we can do for each other that will determine the connection. – June Jordan, “Report from the Bahamas, 1982″...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Mama: A Short Story

February 25, 2015
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By Nora Kervroëdan     Mama always told me I should not complain. Stop whining, she would say. Be happy with what you’ve got. I was not sure I knew what she meant, but I believed her anyway. I believed everything Mama told me because when she had to raise her child on her...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Threw Me Chair

February 20, 2015
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By Hannah Seelman               He threw me into a chair, into despair as the blood rain warm, drip drop drip down my forehead. His drunken breath twirling in my nose and stinging my eyes. The full-bellied moon of a haze watching through the window, gazes on.      ...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Love Rests in the Scream

February 17, 2015
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By Brooklyn Payton     Reflecting on the plethora of suggestive social justice images in conjunction with a continual meditative praxis on desired results of social justice and healing, I have found the core desire of justice to be love. Whether it be through activism that rests within the thoughts of critical reflective minds...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Are Racial Preferences Racist?

February 13, 2015
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By Denio Lourenco Jr. Everyone has had a time in their life when they have been rejected or turned down by someone they were interested it, even the most “beautiful” of people. These encounters are either dismissed by a simple phrase: “Sorry, I’m not interested.” Or the more common: “You’re just not my type.”...
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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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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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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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