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Refusing to Compromise My Beliefs

July 11, 2014
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By Christina Peterson As a student, I never thought I would be stuck in a place where I face the possibility of failing a class because I refuse to conform to another person’s beliefs. During my junior year of college, I took a course that required me to make a survey, send it out...
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The War on Women in My Hometown

July 7, 2014
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We at The Feminist Wire, and many people around the United States, were shocked but not surprised by the Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby. (Read our statement that we published the day of the decision here.) Justice Ginsburg’s dissent was an inspired piece of writing – but alas, it was a dissent and...
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A Statement on the Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014
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A Statement on the Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Feminist Wire finds the Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby to be a gross violation of women’s fundamental freedoms. SCOTUS has determined, in a narrow majority of 5-4, that a corporation has greater legal rights than women. In doing so, it has overlooked scientific misconceptions of the Hobby Lobby family –...
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Poetry By Jaclyn Weber

May 30, 2014
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  The Walking Dead   Girl in my history class totally started looking like a zombie from The Walking Dead.                 Maybe I’m watching too much Walking Dead…   She’s shake, shake, shaking those rotten corpse legs in off-brand Ugg’s in ripped up faded jeans blue. In...
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Who’s Still a Slave? Contemporary Black Women’s Rhetoric, Art, and Global Realities

May 16, 2014
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By Janell Hobson “Are you still a slave?” That was the title of a forum on May 6, 2014 at the New School, featuring black feminist critic bell hooks, writers Janet Mock and Marci Blackman, and filmmaker Shola Lynch. They had gathered to discuss the “liberation of the black female body.” While several heated...
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No One is Disposable: Dean Spade, Reina Gossett and CeCe McDonald Discuss Prison Abolition

May 8, 2014
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By Roges Ahnet No One Is Disposable: Everyday Acts of Prison Abolition highlights the importance of utilizing a prison abolitionist framework to confront and dismantle state and interpersonal violence. In the initial installment of the series, activist and prison abolitionists Dean Spade and Reina Gossett define prison abolition as a set of four principles:...
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Rethinking Resilience in Violence Against Women Debates

May 7, 2014
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By Emily Lindsay Jackson The article “Safe Passage,” written by Diane Hill of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, advocates young women develop “resilience” to overcome the challenges of living in our contemporary racist, patriarchal societies. The World Health Organization estimates that in Canada 1 in 4 women experience domestic or sexual violence during their life;...
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Putting Down the Weight: How Social Media Makes Eating Disorders Worse

May 5, 2014
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By Annetta Ramsay Demi Lovato, the actress and singer, has been open about her struggle with an eating disorder since her 2010 emergence from a stint in rehab. She has become something of an activist around the issue.  Despite her efforts to use her celebrity to change perception, she still gets called out on...
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For Cláudia Silva Ferreira: Death and the Collective Black Female Body

May 5, 2014
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By Christen Smith What do we want from each other After we have told our stories do we want to be healed   do we want mossy quiet stealing over our scars… – “There Are No Honest Poems About Dead Women” – Audre Lorde “Every police car has a bit of slave ship in it”...
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On Boko Haram, Missing Children, and Narcissism

May 2, 2014
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By Niama Safia Sandy This month I’ve watched as everyone talked about the mounting tension between the Ukraine and Russia, the Heartbleed superbug, the South Korean ferry disaster, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, NBA team-owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments, the banana that was thrown at Dani Alves of Atletico Barcelona fame, and whatever other news...
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