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Silence Does Not Equal Absence: Lessons from Arizona

April 28, 2013
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Silence Does Not Equal Absence: Lessons from Arizona

By Wendy Cheng When I heard what writers at The Onion had tweeted about nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis during the Oscars, I felt it as a blow to the gut. How could a person think and write such a thing about this beautiful, spirited child? It made me feel – as I often do these...
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Visual Art: "bang bang" by Theresa Anderson

April 28, 2013
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  ________________________________________________________ Theresa Anderson is a Denver-based interdisciplinary artist and a writer whose art blog was selected as a top five finalist by the Westword 2012 Denver Web Awards. Exhibiting nationally and represented in numerous private collections, Anderson’s interdisciplinary artwork has been featured and included in publications such as Studio Visit, Style Carrot, The Denver Art Museum blog, The...
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Visual Art: "Cupcake Feminism" by Lynn Gehl−Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe

April 27, 2013
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  Lynn Gehl−Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley.  She has a section 15 Charter challenge regarding the continued sex discrimination in The Indian Act, she is an outspoken critic of the Ontario Algonquin land claims and self-government process, and she recently published a book titled Anishinaabeg Stories: Featuring Petroglyphs,...
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I’m Complicated, Just like Feminisms: A Black and White Feminist Working It Out (Part I)

April 26, 2013
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Dr. Connie Ruzich and I first met soon after I walked onto the Robert Morris University campus in 1999.  I thought I’d become a Finance & Economics major.  Then, I thought I’d become an Accounting major.  Then, I thought I’d become a Mathematics major.  Then, I thought…you get the point.  I changed my major...
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Un-Raced in Transit : Colorblindness and the Stakes of Speaking Up

April 26, 2013
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By Marlaina H. Martin For every one of the countless times that I have thought about race, I can name a handful in which I felt it. And while I could easily sit here and spout stories about the outright racist banter that has come my way, or passing comments that have made me...
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Film: "Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights" by Nevline Nnaji

April 26, 2013
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Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights is a feature-length documentary that focuses on black women’s marginalization between the Black Power and Feminist movements, as well as the resulting political mobilization of women of color. A large segment of this film focuses on former black women activists’ experiences with racism in the Feminist movement,...
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Reckoning: Race and Sexual Assault in Colombia

April 23, 2013
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By Stacia Penn I am a young black American living in Colombia. My life in Medellin has been a multi-faceted privilege, affording me access to spaces and ways of knowing that I would otherwise not have access to in the United States. In one sense, it has been a privilege to live abroad and...
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Your Feminism Ain’t Like Ours, Because We Are Raising Quvenzhané

April 23, 2013
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By Duchess Harris In Lonnae O’Neal Parker’s January 18 Washington Post article “Four Years Later, Feminists Split by Michelle Obama’s ‘Work’ as First Lady,” she includes a provocative quote from Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of  Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on TheirChoices, Their Lives, Their Families (2007).  Steiner asks, “Are fashion and body-toning tips all...
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The Tragedy of a Failed Politic

April 22, 2013
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The Tragedy of a Failed Politic

By Farah Tanis, Kalima DeSuze, and Nikki Patin Black Women’s Blueprint It is over 180 years since the abolition movement, 165 years since women’s suffrage, and approximately 50 years since the women’s liberation movement propelled American feminism to center stage. Despite noticeable progress, numerous literary and cultural productions, media recognition from the mainstream to...
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Across Difference, Toward Liberation: An Introduction to TFW’s Forum on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism within Feminism

April 22, 2013
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By Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Heather Laine Talley Perhaps in this twenty-four hour news cycle culture, the horrid sexist and racist sexualization of nine-year old Quvenzhané Wallis both at the Academy Awards and in Twittersphere is now old news. And maybe for her sake, it should be. White feminists’ silence in the face of...
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