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On Ferguson’s Protest and Its Occupation

August 22, 2014
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By Vanessa Lynn Lovelace On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at around noon, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Eyewitnesses report that Brown was unarmed when the officer opened fire on him. The autopsy reports that Brown was killed by multiple gunshot wounds, but the report initially did not...
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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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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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The Dominos Fall Quickly

August 7, 2014
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By Emily Barasch   The dominos fall quickly in the way that I choose               And I have to act fast because they’re falling.                             Falling—and I direct the lean.   I direct the lean.  I have the...
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TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

July 18, 2014
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Several members of The Feminist Wire will be in San Juan, PR for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference this November! Will you? If so, please consider adding our presentations to your personal schedule and checking us out! Additionally, if you're presenting, let us know in the comments, and we'll do our best...
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J. Crew Is Into African Fashion Now?

July 7, 2014
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To kickoff swimsuit season, J. Crew announced the launch of its Bantu African swimwear line. Perhaps best known for its summer in the Hamptons look, J. Crew has now joined the “African” fashion trend. In recent years, a number of other U.S.- and Europe-based companies have started mass-producing imitations of African textiles and silhouettes. Instead...
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Feminists We Love: Yara Sallam

July 1, 2014
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Editors’ Note (July 1, 2014): The Feminist Wire stands in solidarity with our sisters in Egypt. On Saturday (June 21, 2014), Yara Sallam was arrested by Egyptian authorities while participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107), which gives officials the discretion to ban any protest without justification. The law also allows...
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In Solidarity with Egyptian Feminists

June 26, 2014
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On Saturday (June 21, 2014), Yara Sallam, featured in TFW last year as a Feminist We Love, was arrested by Egyptian authorities while participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107), which gives officials the discretion to ban any protest without justification. The law also allows police officers to forcibly disperse any protest,...
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Feminists We Love: Fadzai Muparutsa

May 30, 2014
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May 25th was African Liberation Day (ALD).  The Feminist Wire is celebrating ALD with two interviews of African Feminists We Love: Fadzai Muparutsa, a Zimbabwean queer feminist activist and Amina Doherty, a Nigerian feminist ARTivist, whose interview was published on May 25, 2014.  “We rise up and come together as Africans globally, working for a...
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Poetry By Jaclyn Weber

May 30, 2014
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  The Walking Dead   Girl in my history class totally started looking like a zombie from The Walking Dead.                 Maybe I’m watching too much Walking Dead…   She’s shake, shake, shaking those rotten corpse legs in off-brand Ugg’s in ripped up faded jeans blue. In...
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