Youth

Breaking News: An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter Dec

December 8, 2014
By
Breaking News: An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter Dec

By blackspaceblog We are Black professors. We are daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, and mothers. We’re writing to tell you we see you and hear you. We know the stories of dolls hanging by nooses, nigger written on dry erase boards and walls, stories of nigger said casually...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Boys, Black Girls, Black life matters, Black Men, Black Women, domestic violence, Love, Militarization, Racism, Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness, Youth | 11 Comments »

Toni Cade Bambara: A Woman of and for the People

November 26, 2014
By
Michael Simmons
Budapest, Hungary, 2014
photograph: ©Mindenki Joga

Michael Simmons: What struck me about Toni during this time was that she was continually engaged in forming organizations that allowed African American artists to develop and share their talent with the community. In doing this, Toni explicitly and implicitly redefined what it meant to be an artist.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Activism, Black Girls, Black Women, Education, Family, Feminism, media, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Toni Cade Bambara, Writing, Youth | No Comments »

Towards Freedom from Violence: Queer and Trans People of Color Activism in the U.S.

November 14, 2014
By
black lives matter

By Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez As a queer migrant who got asylum based on my sexuality, I often feel exiled from progressive environments in the United States. Rarely do I enter spaces where my multiple identities co-exist. Even more rare are progressive environments that celebrate what it means to be a queer migrant. LGBTQI activists of...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Feminism, Immigration, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Politics, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Supremacy, Youth | 1 Comment »

A Litany for Jada and Janay: In the Spirit of the Lorde

November 14, 2014
By
Anita testimony

By Cinnamon Williams   What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. -Ecclesiastes 1:9   There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. -Audre Lorde   Thursday, July 10, 5:01 p.m. The lioness sums up...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Activism, Audre Lorde, Black Girls, Black life matters, Black Women, Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Culture, Feminism, History, media, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Violence, Whiteness, Women of Color, Youth | 2 Comments »

How We’re Failing Black Girls

November 11, 2014
By
How We’re Failing Black Girls

“I don’t want to be considered African American,” one of my tenth grade Women’s Leadership Project students said, shaking her intelligent head distastefully.  Another girl agreed, stating that her relatives were from Louisiana, so what did that have to do with Africa?  We’d been watching the 2008 film “The Souls of Black Girls.”  Our...
Read more »

Posted in Black Girls, Black Women, Feminism, media, Sexism, Stereotypes, White Supremacy, Youth | 1 Comment »

Silent No More

November 4, 2014
By
Katie_Wayhart- bio photo

By Katie Wayhart   SILENT NO MORE   Spent more time with mommy than the other girls at school. Tall, blonde, “mature for her age” little girl. Older cousin says, “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” A seemingly innocent “game” turns into something more.   Years go by.  Are her memories...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Activism, Bodies, College Feminisms, Family, Feminism, Health, Patriarchy, Poetry, Politics, Sexism, sexual violence, Writing, Youth | 3 Comments »

How Useful is a Feminist Approach to History for Historians?

October 30, 2014
By
http://travellingspouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/mary-seacole.html

By Grace Corn In today’s world, the very word “feminism” can stir up polarized reactions. As a feminist myself, I find it difficult to understand how feminism, in Pat Robertson’s words, “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Nevertheless, this interpretation prevails throughout history, especially...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Academia, Culture, Education, Elementary Feminisms, Feminism, History, Politics, Sexism, Writing, Youth | 1 Comment »

Slamming the Door: An Analysis of Elsa (Frozen)

October 16, 2014
By
Elsa letting go (1)

By Shira Feder The Disney Princess franchise presents misogynist and terrifying fairy tales for profit. These stories enforce patriarchal views towards women that instate an impossible standard of beauty in the young female characters who serve as role models for children. Disney has failed to represent women of color as princesses despite the recent...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Feminism, Film, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Sexism, Stereotypes, Youth | 2 Comments »

Poem Suite: Monsters

October 8, 2014
By
magical-weave-mirror

In our Poem Suites, we bring together the voices of emerging and established poets exploring a common theme. In today’s Poem Suite, two poets explore images of monsters and monstrosity from feminist perspectives.    Mary Shelley: My Mother’s Monsters By Melissa Knox   By the time I came along she bowed to convention She...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Arts & Culture, Poetry, Stereotypes, Uncategorized, Writing, Youth | Comments Off

On Ferguson, the Fragility of Black Boys, and Feminist Futures

October 2, 2014
By
AARFUPhoto

By Aliyyah. I. Abdur-Rahman Recently over dinner, my dear friend Sandy Alexandre, Associate Professor of Literature at MIT, and I were talking about both Michael Brown and my adolescent son, Isa. Sandy shared with me that she’d heard that black women had started purchasing clothing that was too small for their teenaged sons so...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Black life matters, Black Women, Criminal Justice, Family, Feminism, Racism, U.S., Violence, Youth | 10 Comments »

Follow The Feminist Wire

Arts & Culture

  • Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara Sanchez

    Sonia Sanchez: What are we pretending not to know today? The premise as you said, my sister, being that colored people on planet earth really know everything there is to know. And if one is not coming to grips with the knowledge, it must mean that one is either scared or pretending to be stupid.

  • Hunger Kwame Laughing Foto

    They say you had the eye; they say you saw
    into people. They say you came before as shaman
    or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were
    stonebreaker. But for me, you were a big sister
    feeling for a lonely brother with no language
    to lament, and you gave me more days, and
    more days. Yes, they could have called you
    Grace, Bambara; they could have called you that.

  • Stroller (A Screenplay) Black families and community

    Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.

Princeton University Post Doc: Apply Now!