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Personal is Political: Unhandsome: Race & Gender, a Chocolate Man’s POV

January 6, 2015
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My complexion earned me unflattering monikers including, but certainly not limited to, Blackie, Spot, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Tar Baby. I was also the butt of tasteless snaps such as "you so black if you went to night school, they would mark you absent" or "you so black you could go to...
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Image Weavers: In Honor of the Spirit of Toni Cade Bambara

November 24, 2014
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October 25, 2014
L-R Mee Lin Yuk, Roxana Walker Canton, Anula Shetty, Tina Morton, Stephanie Yarbrough, Miyoshi Smith, Nikki Harmon, Asake Denise Jones, Yvonne Marie Jones, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, NaOme Richardson
Photograph: ©Roxana Walker-Canton

NaOme Richardson: Consequently TCB opened the door of learning how to express oneself through words and images for several of the women who became Image Weavers. Their entrance into her world of expressing through images and words, encouragement and sharing was duly rewarded.
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TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

November 11, 2014
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Several members of The Feminist Wire will be in San Juan, PR for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference this November! Will you? If so, please consider adding our presentations to your personal schedule and checking us out! Additionally, if you're presenting, let us know in the comments, and we'll do our best...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Feminism, Immigration, LGBTQI, media, Music, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Region, Sexism, Sexuality, Stereotypes, TFW in the World, U.S., Violence, Women of Color, World | Comments Off

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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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Slamming the Door: An Analysis of Elsa (Frozen)

October 16, 2014
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By Shira Feder The Disney Princess franchise presents misogynist and terrifying fairy tales for profit. These stories enforce patriarchal views towards women that instate an impossible standard of beauty in the young female characters who serve as role models for children. Disney has failed to represent women of color as princesses despite the recent...
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Op-Ed: Perspectives We Don’t Need and Those We Do

September 15, 2014
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By Mirabel Ash In popular discourse, we have come to recognize individuals from dominant groups who advocate for civil rights and liberties on behalf of “others.” Such individuals aim to foster an alliance with other racial groups to indicate a shared interest in social progression. Objectives of a racial alliance are to advance a...
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Feminists We Love: Toshi Reagon [VIDEO]

September 12, 2014
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In today’s Feminists We Love feature,  writer, performer and arts activist Toshi Reagon talks with TFW Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan about feminist lineages, the politics of creative work,  and the role of the artist in feminist thought and movement-building. Toshi Reagon is a multi-talented singer, composer, musician, curator and producer with...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Step One: Show Skin, Step Two: Praise Talent: A Look at Scarlett Johansson and the Film Industry

September 12, 2014
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By Megan Felder I’ve always loved movies.  A lot.  Romantic comedy, sci-fi, superhero action  – you name it, I will watch it.  Perhaps that’s why I’m such a fan of Scarlett Johansson.  In her most recent movies, she plays a self-absorbed love interest (Don Jon), a creepy alien (Under the Skin), the voice of...
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Blood (Orange) on the Tracks

August 22, 2014
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I have been listening to the new Blood Orange album, Cupid Deluxe, twice a day for the past few weeks.  A friend suggested it for the emotional trauma I was then, and still am, living through.  This week I have been arriving at work late, still jet lagged and exhausted from two weeks on...
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Elementary Feminisms: Anthem for a New Breed

August 6, 2014
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By Victoria Schulte The word “feminist” is loaded and can carry bad connotations. The word “feminist,” often generates two types of thoughts; (1) social, economic, and political equality of the sexes; or (2) angry, bra burning, man hating, activists. Conservative understandings of feminism suggest that feminists are “crazy” girls being too ambitious, wanting too much,...
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Nimrud: Iraq Officials Denounce Islamic State's Destruction of Ancient Site
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Harrison Ford plane crash: Facing numerous obstacles, he did 'best thing' - Los Angeles Times


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Harrison Ford plane crash: Facing numerous obstacles, he did 'best thing'
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Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack - Chron.com


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Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack
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Dimapur officials suspended over mob violence, probe panel set up - The Hindu


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Study: Nearly 50000 pro-IS Twitter Accounts - Voice of America


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Study: Nearly 50000 pro-IS Twitter Accounts
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Blast Kills al Nusra Commander, 3 Others
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