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From Feminist Critique to Social Transformation: Lessons from Social Forum

April 8, 2014
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By Rose M. Brewer A little over seven years ago, January 20-25, 2007, I was in Nairobi, Kenya at the World Social Forum.  For those unfamiliar with the forum, it is the global gathering of the world’s peoples, the dispossessed, genders, ethnicities, cultures, and regions.  The World Social Forum was established in 2001 in...
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

March 5, 2014
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

I met Deanne Stillman in September 2013, and it seemed we had a great deal to discuss. We talked on a breezy, warm day at a Starbucks near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, covering topics ranging from writing, to violence against women, to militarization—all issues of great interest to both of us....
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War and Disability

November 25, 2013
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War and Disability

By Sandra Trappen Problem According to Chris Hables Gray, “wars do make men” (1997:295). And to this I might add, they make women, too. That said, when we consider gender in relation to war and disability, there are—to the detriment of all women—not enough feminists, let alone disability scholars who are feminists, exploring these...
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The Postconventional Ethics of Chelsea Manning

October 7, 2013
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Ethics of Chelsea Manning

By John Stoltenberg At this moment in U.S. history, there may be no nonelected figure in the public eye whose ethics are both more respected and more reviled than the incarcerated soldier known as Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley). Yet the public conversation about Pfc. Manning has not given serious consideration to what those ethics...
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Op-Ed: The Military's Culture of Sexual Violence

July 7, 2013
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Op-Ed: The Military's Culture of Sexual Violence

By Carrie Reed Earlier this year, a monumental announcement came from Department of Defense lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles. However, women have been in combat for years. What’s changed is that they will finally be compensated with combat pay just as every man serving in a combat zone. Coincidentally, only...
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The Military Rape Problem is Not About Women or Sex

June 17, 2013
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By Kari O’Driscoll I may be just one more voice in the wind when it comes to this issue, but I just can’t stay quiet in the face of so much rhetoric about ‘rape culture.’  I want to add my energy and words to the current outcry about the pervasive problem of sexual assault...
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Assata the Unflinching

May 17, 2013
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by Gregory L. Caldwell and Omar Ricks Dear President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, At the risk of running afoul of the PATRIOT act, we declare that we still love and respect Assata Shakur no matter what you say. Black people are in a new nadir, and Assata Shakur comes out of...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, Feminism, History, Military, Politics, Racism, U.S., Violence, World | 4 Comments »

Are Men to Be Trusted? Thoughts on Sexual Assault and the Chain of Command

May 8, 2013
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Are Men to Be Trusted? Thoughts on Sexual Assault and the Chain of Command

By Bill Patrick This week brought the startling news of the arrest of Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski, the officer in charge of the Air Force’s effort to eliminate sexual assault within the ranks. His reported crime? That he sexually assaulted a woman in a parking lot. The woman fought back and left visible scratches...
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Posted in Military, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Women, Women of Color | 24 Comments »

The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

March 25, 2013
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The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

By Jimmy Johnson Tel Aviv University Professor Orly Lubin asks about Israeli feminism, “Should feminists struggle for the implementation of equal rights in the army in the form of the inclusion of women in exactly the same roles and functions of men, or is feminism about dismantling all modes of violence, the army included?”...
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Zero Dark Thirty and the Problem of Pakistan

February 24, 2013
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Zero Dark Thirty and the Problem of Pakistan

Zero Dark Thirty has been the subject of heated debate since its early release on Christmas Day last year. A number of reviews have focused especially on the film’s deployment of torture as a plot device, and a few Hollywood stars have even organized an appeal against the film ahead of the upcoming Academy...
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