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Feminists We Love: Regina Bradley

April 18, 2014
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I don’t remember the first time I met Dr. Regina Bradley.  It might have been on Twitter; it might have been on Facebook; it might have been after she wrote a brilliant piece for New Black Man (In Exile) or Popmatters.  It could  have even been at a conference … I just dont know...
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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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Coretta Scott King + Feminists

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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Decolonial Intersectionality and a Transnational Feminist Movement

April 17, 2014
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By Sara Salem Transnational solidarity among feminists has often been a difficult goal to achieve because of the continued dominance of Western feminism, the lack of self-reflexivity on the part of feminists, and the lack of an approach that addresses both the complexities and nuances of lived gender experiences as well as the ways...
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The Future: Resistance Beyond Apathy

April 16, 2014
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The lamenting of “today’s youth” and their so-called apathy, ignorance and self-indulgence is nothing new.  Each successive generation is often dismissed by “adults” who publicly shame the “future” for their supposed ineptitude and perpetual failure to uphold the “values” of past generations.  However, nostalgia is a dangerous drug.  Beyond the simplicity, historic amnesia and...
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I Knew what Rape was Before I Knew what Sex was

April 16, 2014
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By Shivani Davé I knew what rape was before I knew what sex was. It wasn’t violent stranger rape that my mother told me about. That I knew by watching the news, by being afraid to walk down the street, it became instinct. It was the friend-that-you-invite-over-after-dinner, the guy-that-lives-down-the-hall-from-your-dorm-room, the date-that-doesn’t-take-no-for-an-answer-while-your-roommate-is-sleeping-in-the next-room, kind of...
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Beyond the Politics of Voting

April 15, 2014
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Obama Rally, Manassas, VA, November 3, 2008

By Alexandra Moffett-Bateau   As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all, what good is a black political scientist that doesn’t study...
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Critique and Beyond: The Draft as the Movement (A Postscript and a Prelude)

April 15, 2014
By
Lynn Richards

By Susannah Bartlow The voice came from a small, weighted core in my chest—“hello?”  As my eyelids dragged open I felt the wires—on my legs, my hips, my cheeks, my scalp.  My usual early-morning deep fog was weighted more heavily by the unfamiliarity of my surroundings—a pseudo-hotel room staged for an overnight sleep study. ...
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Dear Sister: The connections between sexual violence and feminism’s toxicity

April 14, 2014
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By Mandy Van Deven & Lisa Factora-Borchers If you want to know the future of online feminism, you have to know its past. Since no one has produced a comprehensive history yet—publishers, call me!—the void has been filled with false starts and near misses, most of which do little more than fan the flames...
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Emily Lordi: Moving us beyond critique one artist at a time

April 11, 2014
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I am really not sure when I first read the work of Dr. Emily Lordi. It could have been her piece on Janelle Monae; maybe it was her piece on Bilal. These works, and her most recent pieces on Beyoncé and the genealogy of black feminist writers, not to mention her recently published book...
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Not My Vagina

April 11, 2014
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By Meera Seshadri   “And then there’s the African American moan.” Something prickled under my skin as I sat there in the dark, watching the young White female performer reposition herself on all fours and slap the stage yelling “oh S*** oh S***.” She was unbelievably brave – captivating even – in her portrayal...
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