She’s In: Anti-Racist, Anti-Imperial Feminists Against War

August 21, 2014

By Zillah Eisenstein Hillary Rodham Clinton (un)officially entered the 2016 presidential race in her interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine. Much has been said of her criticism of the Obama administration’s Syria policy and the vacuum it supposedly created allowing Islamic “terrorism” to flourish. Much less has been said of her unequivocal...
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Op-Ed: Why We Need Critical Ethnic Studies in Arizona (and Everywhere Else)

August 7, 2014
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By Michelle Téllez I find it imperative to call attention to the disconnect between Ethnic Studies as a discipline and the communities from which it emerged. Universities, and many individual faculty members, have largely abandoned the original critical impetus. I started graduate school at the cusp of the new millennium, following a three-year run...
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TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

July 18, 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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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
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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
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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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