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Op-Ed: Nous Ne Sommes Pas Charlie: A Feminist Rejection of “Je Suis Charlie”

February 12, 2015
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By Elizabeth Harwood The January 7th attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is an atrocity.  Yet, it is not only the actions of “terrorists” but also the Western response to the attack that deserves critical attention.  Rather than being met with silent sympathy, massacres are often followed by political opportunism – just look at...
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Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

February 4, 2015
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Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

by janaya (j) khan In the first month of the new year, three Black trans women have been murdered in the United States. Many of you might not have heard about it. The death of Black trans women doesn’t call for mass demonstrations, doesn’t call for petitions, nor has it led to demands for reforms...
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Posted in Activism, Black life matters, Feminism, LGBTQI, Op-Ed, Racism, Women of Color | 1 Comment »

Op-Ed: Paris, #BlackLivesMatter, the Cultural Violence, and the White Western State

January 8, 2015
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By Malik Nashad Sharpe Today, I mourn with French society, especially the families who have lost their loved ones to violence during yesterday’s attack at Charlie Hebdo. I also stand in solidarity with all of the Brown people in France, who, because of media fear-mongering, and Islamist-blame-gaming, will be further excluded from French society...
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Op-Ed: The Signs and Boxes Tell Us So: On Sex Classification Policies

November 13, 2014
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By Heath Fogg Davis Sex-classification policies that bureaucratically and physically sort us into the binary categories of male or female may seem necessary and benign.  But I challenge this deeply rooted social and legal custom in my research by showing that legitimate policy goals such as fraud prevention, safety, security, privacy, and even fair...
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Op-Ed: Enthusiastic Consent

November 3, 2014
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By Brittany Burton Contrary to what I know is best for my emotional wellbeing, I recently read a news article about California’s new Enthusiastic Consent law, and then I proceeded to read the comments. Why I put myself through such torture is a conversation I will save for another day, but I feel an...
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Op Ed: A Curse Be Upon It

October 20, 2014
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 By Ankita Anand For years now I have been looking to enrich my vocabulary of swear words with no troublesome arrows in the quiver. There are times when I urgently need to use profanity, for example against all the harassers on bikes and in cars who would hoot at or brush past me, literally giving...
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Op-Ed: Perspectives We Don’t Need and Those We Do

September 15, 2014
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By Mirabel Ash In popular discourse, we have come to recognize individuals from dominant groups who advocate for civil rights and liberties on behalf of “others.” Such individuals aim to foster an alliance with other racial groups to indicate a shared interest in social progression. Objectives of a racial alliance are to advance a...
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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Ethnicity, media, Op-Ed, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Stereotypes, Television, U.S., White Privilege | 4 Comments »

Op-Ed: Illegible Pain: Palestinian Grief and Israeli TV

September 2, 2014
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By Yehuda Sharim Palestinian women never cry when they appear on Israeli TV. On news broadcasts, the same scene repeats itself: the women’s heads invariably covered with the hijab, they raise their arms, shake their fists heavenward, and scream. Tears mist their eyes but they do not collapse. The women writhe and quiver in rage....
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Op-Ed: Meme what you say, say what you meme: What kind of Asian woman am I? A good one gone bad

August 16, 2014
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By J. Mijin Cha As I was sitting through the second excruciating hour of my first Tinder date, I couldn’t help thinking: How did I end up here, sitting across a white man who wouldn’t stop mansplaining about the difference between Japanese and Korean culture? More important, how had I so internalized social norms about...
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Op-Ed: The NFL’s Response to Violence Against Women: Why One Fan Won’t Watch This Year

August 13, 2014
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This is an issue of basic human dignity and respect. I, as a man, am perfectly capable of not beating up my wife and children. Most men are.
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