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Op-Ed: Why Does “Gender” Mean No Pay?

February 3, 2014
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By Dean Laplonge It’s not unusual for me to be approached by resource companies for advice. My research and work explore the topic of gender in male-dominated industries like mining, and oil and gas. And gender has become something of a buzz-focus in these industries. I received such an invitation the other day from...
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Op-Ed: A Difficult Solidarity with Saudi Women

November 30, 2013
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Op-Ed: A Difficult Solidarity with Saudi Women

By  Sana Hashmi A Huffington Post headline last month read: “Rotana Tarabzouni’s Lorde Cover Will Make You Stand In Unity With Saudi Arabia’s Women (Video).” Covering pop-singer Lorde’s song “Team,” Rotana Tarabzouni, a Californian college student from Saudi Arabia, raised her voice in support of the October 26th nationwide movement against the ban on...
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Posted in Activism, Economy, Immigration, Women of Color, World | 3 Comments »

Op-Ed: Economic Barriers in Disability Studies

November 24, 2013
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Economic Barriers in Disability Studies

By Corbett Joan OToole Conference registration: $230 Hotel room (3 nights at $159 * 17% for tax and lodging fees): $558 Airfare (roundtrip): $325 Transportation from airport to hotel (round trip): $54 Food (hotel restaurant per day * 3 days minus conference meals): $90 Required costs for this conference: $ 1,257 These are conservative...
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The Government Shutdown, Rape and Other Extortions of Assets

October 9, 2013
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The Government Shutdown, Rape and Other Extortions of Assets

By Farah Tanis For many in this movement to end rape and address the intersecting, crosscutting and causal factors that perpetuate it, a government shutdown is not just a government shutdown.  For us, it is yet another extortion of assets—an extortion of resources from those who are often, if not consistently, financially vulnerable. When...
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Posted in Black Women, Economy, Feminism, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Women of Color | 3 Comments »

Op-Ed: Black Elders Need to Stop Demonizing Black Youth

August 11, 2013
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Black Elders demonizing Black youth; intergenerational conflict

By Aaron Talley  Sometimes, I shudder to think that many of the Black elders fighting against Trayvon Martin’s death might have actually held the same sentiments as George Zimmerman. Recently, there have been a chorus of Black adults who have taken it upon themselves to shame Black youth. Critics like Allen West, Romany Malco,...
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A Statement on the Reclamation of All Black Life: For Trayvon, Marissa, & Jordan

July 18, 2013
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By Brothers Writing to Live  We begin this collective statement by proclaiming a truth that has been rehearsed on countless occasions by many before us: The lives, the bodies, the souls, and the minds of Black people matter. And even though the spirit of these United States, since its inception, has been animated by a White...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Moral Mondays in North Carolina

July 10, 2013
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“Grotesque” is the word the New York Times used in an editorial today to describe North Carolina politics. I can think of some others. In many ways, what’s happening in North Carolina is not entirely different from what is happening in places all over the country. In North Carolina as in other places, legislators...
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Dispatch from the 'Very House of Difference': Anti-Black Racism and the Expansion of Sexual Citizenship – OR – We Need to Do So Much Better at Loving Each Other

July 4, 2013
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Dispatch from the 'Very House of Difference': Anti-Black Racism and the Expansion of Sexual Citizenship – OR – We Need to Do So Much Better at Loving Each Other

By Kai M. Green and Treva Ellison We (Treva and Kai) are Black, queer, trans, and anti-capitalist scholars, activists, and artists based in Los Angeles, where we dream about and plan for the abolition of racial capitalism and the growth of life-affirming relations and structures. We wrote this piece out of a desire to...
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Posted in Activism, Culture, Economy, Education, Family, Immigration, LGBTQI, Racism, Region, Sexuality, U.S., Violence | 40 Comments »

Gender, Race, And Going To Class: A Call For A Feminist Reading of For-Profit Colleges?

July 1, 2013
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Most of us have seen the ads exhorting us to “call today!” to start on a new future with a college degree. How many of us have noticed the faces in those ads? The gender, race, and affect of the faces and voices in for-profit college marketing are the kinds of things I  notice...
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Indigenous Women: Never Idle

June 28, 2013
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(Photo by Blaire Russell) Every morning this week I have woken up to my email inbox and social media feed filled with inspiring stories and images of resistance as part of the Idle No More and Defenders of the Land call for Sovereignty Summer. Sovereignty Summer is “a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions...
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