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Medicare’s New Coverage for “Transsexual Surgery” Relies on Dated Notions of Gender

May 28, 2015
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By Eric Plemons In 1981, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) created a Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) that declared, “the surgical procedures and attendant therapies for transsexualism” to be unsafe, experimental and controversial, and therefor not eligible for Medicare coverage. In May 2014, the DHHS reversed that policy, declaring that, “transsexual...
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Campus Rape Survivors Need Policy Change, Not Trigger Warnings

May 21, 2015
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By Maggie Hardy I write as a rape survivor, and like any victim, I can assure you that triggers are out there. If higher education should be a preparation for life, then it is worth noting that life doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Rape is common. Triggers are real. We should have an open...
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Introducing Nina Sharma

May 12, 2015
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Introducing Nina Sharma

NINA SHARMA is a writer from Edison, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in Teachers & Writers Magazine, Drunken Boat, Certain Circuits Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, and Ginosko Literary Journal. She recently was awarded a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and nominated for a Pushcart Prize for...
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A Love Letter to our People in #BlackSpring Time 

May 2, 2015
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A Love Letter to our People in #BlackSpring Time 

By: Darnell L. Moore and Kai M. Green Family, Beyond anything you’ve been called, whether from the mouth of our nation’s first Black president, the Black Mayor of Baltimore or the FOX News Network, know you are a gracious people. And we love you. Rocks tossed from young black hands, police cruisers flipped by disappointed...
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2 poems by DarkMatter

April 15, 2015
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the bible belt by Alok Vaid-Menon i am back in my hometown when i receive the news that Leelah, a 17 year old trans woman in ohio, committed suicide by walking in front of a truck. the article refers to her by her birth name and gender and i remember that “rest in peace” is...
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Mumia Abu Jamal Needs Your Support

April 3, 2015
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Mumia Abu-Jamal is a journalist and former Black Panther who was convicted and sentenced to death in July 1982 for the alleged murder of a police officer. Activists, celebrities, and political organizations criticized the lack of fairness of his trial, widely considered a frame up. In 2011, Mumia was finally taken off death row...
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Congratulations to TFW’s Dr. Tamura A. Lomax

February 20, 2015
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Brenda Bennefiled (Candler Staff Member and Black Church Studies Associate), Tamura A. Lomax, Teresa Fry Brown (Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies), Patrick Clyborn (Reverdy Ransom Award recipient)

TFW CONGRATULATES and CELEBRATES Co-Founder and Co-Managing Editor Dr. Tamura A. Lomax on receiving the Distinguished Ida B. Wells Award from the Black Church Studies Program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University! We can’t think of a more appropriate person to receive this 2015 honor in the name of Ida B....
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Black Life Matters

January 15, 2015
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A Facebook conversation about Renisha McBride, Jordan Davis, and the white space of white silence led to a brainstorm one morning in early 2014, which led to a lengthy email conversation among editors at The Feminist Wire, which led to our collective intention to host a conference at the University of Arizona. Scholars, writers,...
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The Feminist Wire Celebrates Writer Toni Cade Bambara’s Life and Legacy In An Upcoming 75th Birthday Anniversary Forum

November 13, 2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.thefeministwire.com Curators/Editors: Heidi R. Lewis, Ph.D., and Aishah Shahidah Simmons     The Feminist Wire  (TFW) will host a ground breaking two-week online forum  ~ http://thefeministwire.com ~ in honor of TONI CADE BAMBARA (1939-1995), beginning on Monday, November 17, 2014. The forum is the first on-line celebration of Bambara, an award...
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Hello vs. Holla? A Letter to the Hollaback Folks

November 4, 2014
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10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman

By Rebecca Wanzo   Like every woman I know, I’ve been in public places and experienced harassment from male strangers. I remember being in high school and going to a haunted house with girlfriends, and while standing in line, a drunken man in a group asked if he could “touch my titties.” Repeatedly. Perhaps...
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