TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

July 18, 2014
NWSA 2014

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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A Latina’s Perspective on MBK

July 11, 2014

On July 10, women of color spoke out on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) policy initiative, in a webinar sponsored by the African American Policy Forum. The 90-minute webinar followed a June 17th letter signed by over 1,400 women of color from all walks of life—activists, artists, nurses, teachers, day laborers, students, academics,...
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Disentangling Radical Love from Narcissism

May 13, 2014

By Lisa (Leigh) Patel   Sometimes when some folks approach me out of an assumed shared cultural identity, I get tight. Recently another South Asian woman spoke to me at a gathering and the more I talked with her, the more I could see her pauses and the dawning disappointment that I wasn’t quite the...
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F-Bombs to Live By: Feminism, Faith and Functional practices

May 6, 2014

By Stephany Rose I don’t hate white men. Though having to directly assert such a position is evidence for why my work of Abolishing White Masculinity is so critical in this present day race conversation. When I tell people I’m a professor, they are initially congratulatory and delighted. When they ask what I teach,...
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Feminists We Love: Katarzyna Marciniak

May 2, 2014
Katarzyna Marciniak, professor

If feminist rage is something feared and often mocked (in order to belittle its power), then feminist immigrant rage is definitely a hard-core offense. We know that an immigrant is expected to be quiet and grateful; barely visible and barely audible, but at the same time a hard-working body that pays off her debt...
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An Unfamiliar Gaze: A Muslim American in France and the 10 year Anniversary of the Veil Ban

May 1, 2014
Muslim American in France

I find myself unwittingly pulled into an old and tense national debate, laïcité vs. Muslim visibility, where I once again find myself on the not so favorable end of the duel. My second hand French and just general cluelessness leaves me largely unequipped amid a frosty ideological landscape. On the one hand, this type...
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Finding Your Different

April 28, 2014

By Vaidehi Mujumdar  We’ve already buried so much of our different, it feels so hard to find. Almost every day, my friend and I exchange poetry, current articles, quotes, and the casual Buzzfeed posts in an effort to satiate our love of reading. We live in different places, work different jobs, and have different...
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Looking for Home: Interethnic Racial Profiling

April 3, 2014

Erika G. Abad, "Racial profiling 'from below' builds another avenue through which we can understand how we measure the possibilities of intimacy, solidarity and community. It’s really about inclusivity: how we invite others to the table and how we treat others who invite us into their homes and lives."
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The Colbert Report and White Privilege: Satire I don’t believe in

April 3, 2014

By Michelle Medina I am a fan of The Daily Show. I am a fan of Jon Stewart and his cultural resistance to the status quo and holders of social power.  In fact, I watch his show religiously with my daughter.  We anticipate the next instance where he will speak truth to power.  A...
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Una Marson: An Anti-Colonial, Feminist, Anti-Racist, Pan-Africanist Champion of Good Causes

March 19, 2014
Una Marson: An Anti-Colonial, Feminist, Anti-Racist, Pan-Africanist Champion of Good Causes

By Lisa Tomlinson No more moaning and groaning No more self-hatred masquerading as integration. No more rejecting your own Ethiop’s child for somebody else’s Barbie doll. You are part of a strong African-Caribbean influenced literary tradition. Affirm your right as an individual, a woman and a writer to be both Black and British. –Una...
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