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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: REMINDER Call for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

March 17, 2015
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REMINDER– Please share widely: “COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS”:  CAMPUS VIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, AND STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL Editors: Martina “Mick” Powell (guest editor) and Heather M. Turcotte ~~~ In 2014, over fifty US college and university collectives filed formal Title IX complaints against their institutions for a variety of reasons, including the mishandling of sexual assault cases...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Day I Understood My Privilege

February 16, 2015
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By Shama Nathan     My friend and I sat on his back porch, slithering in the Caribbean heat. We sat in quietness, mostly slapping mosquitoes. “You talk like a white person.” He blurted out. It was not until a few minutes later, that I realize that this is meant to be a compliment....
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Moving Images: On Queerness and Eritrean Identity

February 9, 2015
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By Hel Gebreamlak Masculinity was the last thing I learned how to do. I wasn’t one of those baby dykes who literally knew in utero. I thought girls were cool, and that Xena didn’t need no man because Gabrielle was more than enough. That was about it. I wore dresses. I didn’t mind them....
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The Telling of Stories

November 25, 2014
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Bia Vieira: When Toni comes into my life, when she invites me to understand my story as a way to find strength and value within myself, I am surprised by her attention. I am also very flattered. Her interest makes me wonder what she is seeing. I saw my secrets and shame, but was...
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Towards Freedom from Violence: Queer and Trans People of Color Activism in the U.S.

November 14, 2014
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By Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez As a queer migrant who got asylum based on my sexuality, I often feel exiled from progressive environments in the United States. Rarely do I enter spaces where my multiple identities co-exist. Even more rare are progressive environments that celebrate what it means to be a queer migrant. LGBTQI activists of...
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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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She’s In: Anti-Racist, Anti-Imperial Feminists Against War

August 21, 2014
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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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A Latina’s Perspective on MBK

July 11, 2014
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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
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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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DENVER – Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face. Investigators say Dynel Lane lured ...
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Joyce Hardin Garrard is led back to the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Ala. on Thursday March 26, 2015, after a jury recommended she be sentenced to life in prison following her capital murder conviction. Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree will ...

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Bowe Bergdahl could get lesser sentence for desertion, legal experts say - Washington Times


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Barack Obama talks drugs with The Wire creator David Simon
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship, a position at odds with his ...

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