Region

Glenn McConnell and the College of Charleston: Hidden Histories and the Confederate Imagery

April 4, 2014
By
Protests at the College of Charleston.  From Professor Alison Piepmeier's blog: http://alisonpiepmeier.blogspot.com/.

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, Economy, Education, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Region, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness | 3 Comments »

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

March 5, 2014
By
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....
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Economy, Family, Feminism, Military, Region, U.S., Violence, Writing | Comments Off

Fiction Feature: CORONA by Bushra Rehman

October 2, 2013
By
Corona-TRUE5x8-100dpi

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....
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Arts & Culture, Ethnicity, Family, Fiction, Immigration, Region, Uncategorized, Writing | Comments Off

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

September 12, 2013
By
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...
Read more »

Posted in Activism, Region, Sexism, Violence, Women of Color, World | 11 Comments »

A Trip to Richmond

August 27, 2013
By
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,...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Region, U.S., Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Carrying Trayvon’s Body: What is to be done?

July 19, 2013
By

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...
Read more »

Posted in Activism, Education, Family, Feminism, Health, Immigration, LGBTQI, Racism, Region, U.S., Violence, World, Youth | 5 Comments »

Coming Home.

July 15, 2013
By

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....
Read more »

Posted in Activism, Culture, Education, Family, Politics, Racism, Region, Sexism, Violence, Youth | 4 Comments »

The Black as the Thing in Deck-Erinnerung

July 15, 2013
By

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...
Read more »

Posted in Activism, Culture, Racism, Region, U.S., Violence, World | Comments Off

What Assata Means to Me

July 15, 2013
By

By Amira Davis  The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., was, for me, a politicizing moment. It was then I realized, you could die for being Black. I was 11 years old at the time. I became increasingly  militant through my junior high school years so that by the time I entered high school...
Read more »

Posted in Activism, Education, Politics, Racism, Region, U.S., Violence, World, Youth | Comments Off

A Matter of Time

July 15, 2013
By
Amina

By Amira Davis “I know you are asking today, “How long will it take?” Somebody’s asking, “How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their understanding, and drive bright-eyed wisdom from her sacred throne?” Somebody’s asking, “When will wounded justice, lying prostrate on the streets of Selma and Birmingham and communities all...
Read more »

Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Culture, Racism, Region, Violence, Women of Color, World, Writing | 4 Comments »

Follow The Feminist Wire

Arts & Culture

  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]

  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]