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Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon

August 22, 2014
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Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     “How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43″ by Aya de Leon How do I love thee? Let...
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She’s In: Anti-Racist, Anti-Imperial Feminists Against War

August 21, 2014
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By Zillah Eisenstein Hillary Rodham Clinton (un)officially entered the 2016 presidential race in her interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine. Much has been said of her criticism of the Obama administration’s Syria policy and the vacuum it supposedly created allowing Islamic “terrorism” to flourish. Much less has been said of her unequivocal...
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Posted in Activism, Capitalism, Economy, Feminism, Immigration, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness | 3 Comments »

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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Anti-Feminists and the Continued Backlash Against Suffragettes

August 14, 2014
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By Tiffany Lamoreaux Last week this lovely gem made its way around my internet feeds. The Buzzfeed list features 14 women, holding up signs that note why they “do not need feminism.” These pictures were posted on the Facebook page “Women Against Feminism,” and are meant to mockingly mirror an ongoing feminist campaign that asks...
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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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In Support of Professor Steven Salaita: A Letter to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

August 12, 2014
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By Robin G. Kelley  Dear Chancellor Wise, Please do not ignore or delete this letter, or have your administrative assistant file it away.  I understand that you’ve been inundated with correspondence, petitions signed by some 13,000 + colleagues, phone calls, and messages via social media.  And my letter urging you to reverse your decision...
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Editorial: Michael Brown and Anti-Black Violence

August 11, 2014
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A young black man was killed this weekend. He was shot multiple times by police while walking to his grandmother’s house. He was left to die in the street, his body surrounded for hours by armed sentries while his family and community watched horrified from the sidelines. Michael Brown was unarmed. Today would have...
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In Conversation: On Race and Racism, Progression and Stagnation

August 8, 2014
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By Timothy Patrick McCarthy and Darnell L. Moore This is a second conversation in a dialogue series initially published here at The Feminist Wire.  Timothy Patrick McCarthy (TPM): We’ve both had some unpleasant encounters recently with white critics, who have derisively called you a “blacktivist,” who have called me “self-hating” and “irresponsible.” In a moment...
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Feminists We Love: Wagatwe Wanjuki

August 8, 2014
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Wagatwe Wanjuki is a feminist activist working and living in the New York City area. She uses new media tools to advance social justice. You can learn more about her work here. Stephanie: Wagatwe, I’ve been a fan of yours for years – we both fight sexual violence on college campuses. You have been an...
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Op-Ed: Why We Need Critical Ethnic Studies in Arizona (and Everywhere Else)

August 7, 2014
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By Michelle Téllez I find it imperative to call attention to the disconnect between Ethnic Studies as a discipline and the communities from which it emerged. Universities, and many individual faculty members, have largely abandoned the original critical impetus. I started graduate school at the cusp of the new millennium, following a three-year run...
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  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     “How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43″ by Aya de Leon How do [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]

  • 3 Poems by Holly Mitchell holly

    Slipping Under   Like a ghost, I prepare a bath behind a door   that hasn’t locked long as I remember.   When my mother or grandmother knocks at the open door,   I obscure what they call my “new breasts” under the soap water   and focus on the [...]