COLLEGE FEMINISMS: EXTENSION for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

April 17, 2015

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 1, 2015 Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the College Feminisms Forum!  Each of these pieces provide important insight into the discussion and we are grateful for your courage to share your work with us.  We have received a number of requests for an extension...
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Can the Somali Speak?: Open Letter to Dr. Markus Hoehne and the Somaliland Journal of African Studies

April 6, 2015

It is with grave concern that we, the undersigned Somali academics, researchers, students, writers, activists, community members and our non-Somali academic and activist allies, write to you today. We are deeply troubled by the extraordinary omission of Somali academics and researchers from the board of editors, international advisory board, and published authors of the...
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No One’s Daughter

March 19, 2015
No One's Daughter

Last week in class, we watched Queen, a Bollywood film about a middle-class Indian woman who, after she is jilted by her fiancé, decides to spend her “honeymoon” alone. She chooses Paris and Amsterdam because she always wanted to go there. During our discussion of female empowerment as a persistent theme in contemporary Bollywood...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Being a Feminist at Fourteen

March 9, 2015
J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!" poster from 1943

By Olivia Emin I go to a school where the boys outnumber the girls. This isn’t a small difference; there are pretty much two and a half boys for every girl. I never noticed the difference until now. Since Emma Watson’s iconic speech, gender politics has been a hot topic at my school. I...
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February 25, 2015
Retrieved from: "Debating Europe"

By Nora Kervroëdan     Mama always told me I should not complain. Stop whining, she would say. Be happy with what you’ve got. I was not sure I knew what she meant, but I believed her anyway. I believed everything Mama told me because when she had to raise her child on her...
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Maha Abu-Dayyeh: A Life of Dedication

February 17, 2015

Maha Abu-Dayyeh’s contributions were varied and distinct, though inextricably joined, and spanned from the local to global. She helped to institutionalize women’s activism in our society and shaped a feminist discourse that challenged cultural and social concepts that chain women and hinder their progress. Maha organized the creation of safe homes for battered women;...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Day I Understood My Privilege

February 16, 2015
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By Shama Nathan     My friend and I sat on his back porch, slithering in the Caribbean heat. We sat in quietness, mostly slapping mosquitoes. “You talk like a white person.” He blurted out. It was not until a few minutes later, that I realize that this is meant to be a compliment....
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February 6, 2015
Suslovic bio

By Brianna Suslovic   You took me to my first protest when I was in the first grade, Mom, a peaceful affair outside the federal building downtown where the cops glared and we chalked the sidewalk, shouting anti-war chants and holding hands.   It was you who fed me the word feminist, and I...
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February 3, 2015
Chanel "Gilded Jetsam." Photo by Sandra Fourqui /Contour Style by Getty Images.

By Sarah de Schweinitz     The first thing I notice in this advertisement is the model’s closed eyes.  She appears to be either sleeping or knocked out, looking more like the latter considering how difficult and uncomfortable it would be to sleep on rocks. The model is young, thin, and very pale. Her...
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The Seabirds Don’t Lie

November 26, 2014

Laura Whitehorn: Rubbish, really, and you showed me so later, narrating the tale of similar idiocies from liberals visiting a Black southern community, romanticizing what they saw and in so doing, insulting the intelligence and discounting the creativity of the community they were visiting. Be honest, you said, without exactly saying it, solidarity can’t...
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