May 6, 2015
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~~~~~~~~~ Step by step is an understatement of the Complexity Confusion Exhaustion That comes along with this work, Deconstruction Reconstruction so that many of us can carry on Carry onto a place of understanding Willingness Strength   Until the lion has a historian, the hunter will always be the hero. – African Proverb  ...
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Climate Change and Feminist Environmentalisms: Closing Remarks

May 1, 2015

By Cristina Awadalla, Piper Coutinho-Sledge, Alison Criscitiello, Julie Gorecki, and Sonalini Sapra Climate change impacts us all, from the itty-bitty crawler in your garden to the mother in Africa who spends most of her days dangerously trekking for clean water. This forum has concentrated on varying subjects, which shed light on how the climate...
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When Fear and Favor Rule: The World Bank’s Systemic Land Displacement

April 28, 2015

By Cristina Awadalla According to the UN’s Trade and Environment Review, food security, poverty, gender inequality, and climate change can all be collectively addressed with a systemic paradigm shift away from giant monoculture agriculture to localized organic farms. But to address where we need to be, we must first understand where we are. As such,...
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Solidarity for Feminist Climate Justice

April 27, 2015
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By Corrie Ellis Judy Bonds, an inspirational woman activist leader of the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, U.S., echoed the following quote attributed to Gandhi: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!” (Bell 2013:164). We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and we must work together to build the...
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A Beginner’s Perspective on Being a Woman in Different Spaces of Environmental Activism

April 24, 2015

By Georgie Johnson Since September 2014, I have worked for Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), a small London-based NGO that works towards environmental justice and gender equality by drawing vital links between the two, empowering women as change-makers, and educating people on health and wellbeing, their own and that of our drowning, wheezing world. At the time of...
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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
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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
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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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