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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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Feminists We Love: Yara Sallam

July 1, 2014
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Editors’ Note (July 1, 2014): The Feminist Wire stands in solidarity with our sisters in Egypt. On Saturday (June 21, 2014), Yara Sallam was arrested by Egyptian authorities while participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107), which gives officials the discretion to ban any protest without justification. The law also allows...
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Glenn McConnell and the College of Charleston: Hidden Histories and the Confederate Imagery

April 4, 2014
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By Jamie Huff South Carolina’s history as a former Confederate state engenders both resistance and refractory nostalgia. The recent decision to appoint Glenn McConnell as president of College of Charleston, a man known to wear a Confederate uniform, has sparked students, faculty, and staff to confront the state’s past support for slavery. It has...
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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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Fiction Feature: CORONA by Bushra Rehman

October 2, 2013
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Corona (and I’m not talking about the beer) Corona, Queens 1983 Corona, and I’m not talking about the beer. I’m talking about a little village perched under the number 7 train in Queens between Junction Boulevard and 111th Street. I’m talking about the Corona Ice King, Spaghetti Park, and P.S. 19. The Corona F....
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Abused Goddesses, Orientalism and the Glamorization of Gender-Based Violence

September 12, 2013
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Abused Goddesses, Orientalism and the Glamorization of Gender-Based Violence

By Sayantani DasGupta The Abused Goddesses of India. The advertisements, created by Mumbai-based ad firm Taproot India, have been making the rounds – not only of my Facebook friends’ walls, but of many a feminist and progressive site including Bust, Ultraviolet, V-Day and MediaWatch, usually along with reactions like “powerful” and “heartbreaking.” The images...
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A Trip to Richmond

August 27, 2013
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A trip to Richmond, Virginia, feminist analysis

By Starita Smith Richmond, Virginia is the ultimate recycling of the human experience. It is like an urban trompe l’oeil in which places where atrocities had been committed upon enslaved people have been transformed in the most charming ways by the passage of time, gentrification, and repurposing. Lacy iron work, sturdy brick row houses,...
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Carrying Trayvon’s Body: What is to be done?

July 19, 2013
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By Shana Redmond  To live in this world as Black people is to be confronted by the possibility of harm at every turn, to live with and manage perpetual anger, frustration, and disillusion. As intersectional peoples, we, along with aligned people of color, women, the working-class, immigrant populations, LGBTQI communities, and differently-abled persons recognize...
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Coming Home.

July 15, 2013
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By Happy Mwende Kinyili My name is Mwende and I am a woman. These identities – woman, Kamba, young, sweet – have come easy to me. I didn’t need to meditate upon them so as to find them within the very soul of my being – or something transcendental like that. I just was....
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The Black as the Thing in Deck-Erinnerung

July 15, 2013
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By Athi Mongezeleli Joja “For the Negro who works on a sugar plantation in Le Robert, there is only one solution: to fight.” – Frantz Fanon In Psychoanalysis, the term Deck-Erinnerung (screen memory), introduced by Sigmund Freud, is basically an arbitrary image that stands in as a reminder of the unsettling otherness that must...
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