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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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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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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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Posted in Beyond Critique, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, Health, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World | 9 Comments »

Meditations on Being Right

April 8, 2014
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By Lyndsey Godwin This is a sermon that was given on February 12, 2013 at the weekly chapel service held at Vanderbilt Divinity School, an inter-denominational, though historically Judeo-Christian graduate school for theological education.  The focal scripture for this service was 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. In February, I traveled with a small group of Vanderbilt...
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From Feminist Critique to Social Transformation: Lessons from Social Forum

April 8, 2014
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By Rose M. Brewer A little over seven years ago, January 20-25, 2007, I was in Nairobi, Kenya at the World Social Forum.  For those unfamiliar with the forum, it is the global gathering of the world’s peoples, the dispossessed, genders, ethnicities, cultures, and regions.  The World Social Forum was established in 2001 in...
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Beyond Critique: An Introduction

April 7, 2014
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Susannah Bartlow, Stephanie Gilmore, and Duchess Harris We envision this forum as a way to map that terrain beyond critique in the means and moment we share.  We hope to build authentic dialogue and connections among the many people practicing feminism on this rich ground; to respect difference and difficulty as sacred, not as...
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The Promise of Post-Oppositional Politics: A Preliminary Conversation

April 7, 2014
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By Layli Maparyan and  AnaLouise Keating Layli Maparyan (LM): How did you come to the notion of post-oppositional politics? AnaLouise Keating (ALK): I’ve only started using the term “post-oppositional” fairly recently (when I was working on my book, Transformation Now!), but for years, I’ve been attracted to theories, practices, and people who enact resistance...
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Just Because: Colorblindness Is a Real Problem

April 4, 2014
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By Mohadesa Najumi **This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread...
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Shitty Justice: Environmental Injustice in India —Part 2

April 4, 2014
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I begin again with questions (I hope you remember this is still an “interrogative text” where there are no answers as in disclosures. Therefore closure too is elusive in this text). What does it mean to have access to the poor (to latch onto the most recognizable and theorized category called class) when they...
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Shitty Justice: Environmental Injustice in India —Part I

April 3, 2014
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In January 2013, I along with five colleagues from Connecticut College traveled to India for “Global Environmental Justice” field trip. A semester long seminar of the same name preceded this trip and in a way shaped it as well. Our three field sites included Delhi, Pune, and Bombay. In Delhi, we visited ToxicLinks, an...
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