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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Cultural Plagiarism

March 25, 2015
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By Shantel Perry   Cultural appropriation is a continuing epidemic in the United States (US). Yes I said it, Black Culture (although we are not the only ones) is being eroded and manipulated by Whites who steal elements of Black Culture, adapt them for dominant and mainstream use, and rebrand them as popular, new,...
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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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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Film, masculinity, media, Men of Color, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Television, Whiteness | 7 Comments »

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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Iran talks stretch into another day; deal seen close but elusive
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Kenya Garissa students 'taken hostage' by al-Shabab - BBC News


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Kenya Garissa students 'taken hostage' by al-Shabab
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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead, rescue workers say - Newsday


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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead, rescue workers say
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Thailand junta nods to foreign calls for scrapping martial law, but takes absolute ... - Fox News


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25000 Foreign Fighters Now Linked to ISIS, Al Qaeda - NBCNews.com


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25000 Foreign Fighters Now Linked to ISIS, Al Qaeda
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White House adds another layer to executive cyber powers - FederalNewsRadio.com


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White House adds another layer to executive cyber powers
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Suicide bomber targets protest in eastern Afghanistan, kills 17 - Reuters


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Suicide bomber targets protest in eastern Afghanistan, kills 17
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Russia reportedly issues new threat to NATO over forces in Baltics - Fox News


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