4 Poems by Pooja Garg Singh

March 27, 2013
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anatomy of a rape   there are ways and ways to love a woman a 101-ways book can be found, open to page 51   find out what you did not know in your manly little, well, heart ways to denude her in a bus, a train, even a cycle if your balance is right   find out how to choose friends to invite in partaking, how to muffle...
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Disclosure

March 26, 2013
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By David J. Malebranche His 26 year old body was calculating comfortable, sprawled over a disheveled collection of towels and sheets constituting a makeshift mattress, littered with blood-tinged gauze pads, a towel soiled with oral secretions and a crusty suction tube. Upon seeing me enter the room, his weary eyes shifted from his digital tablet in my direction and flashed the brightest beams they could muster to engage with...
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Introducing: Andrea Plaid

March 26, 2013
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Andrea Plaid is the associate editor of the award-winning race-and-pop-culture blog Racialicious. She is also an associate producer of the renowned web series Black Folk Don’t. Her work on race, gender, sex, and sexuality can be found in the following publications: On The Issues, Bitch, AlterNet, RH Reality Check, Penthouse, Corset Magazine, In These Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, New American Media, and the 2011 anthology Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica (Yee) Danforth....
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Introducing Audrey Silvestre: Special Projects Intern

March 26, 2013
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Audrey Silvestre is a queer chicana feminist from Los Angeles, California. She is a fierce organizer who has also presented at several conferences by conducting workshops on gender, sexuality, homophobia, DIY media, zines, etc. Audrey is a mentor for ImMEDIAte Justice. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and is working on her M.A. in Chican@ Studies at CSU Northridge.
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Aishah Shahidah Simmons will be presenting at The Philadelphia Queer Media Activism Series

March 25, 2013
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Please visit here and here for more information. Series line-up: Drag Activism Social Justice Media Making Marginal Bodies, Queer Migrations Archives, Affects, & Activism
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The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

March 25, 2013
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The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

By Jimmy Johnson Tel Aviv University Professor Orly Lubin asks about Israeli feminism, “Should feminists struggle for the implementation of equal rights in the army in the form of the inclusion of women in exactly the same roles and functions of men, or is feminism about dismantling all modes of violence, the army included?” The latter analysis is represented by Israeli organizations like New Profile (a terrific organization with...
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Op-Ed: Putting Violence Against Women on ‘Display’

March 24, 2013
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Op-Ed: Putting Violence Against Women on ‘Display’

By Laura Odenthal At first glance Syria, India, and the U.S. have little in common. However, even with their potentially divisive geographic locations and ideological beliefs, the women of these countries are harnessing social media tactics to similar effect. Within Syria, India, and the U.S., women are using crowdsourcing strategies to record sexual assaults. Crowdsourcing is a fairly new technological development that connects groups of people together and mobilizes...
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Transforming rape culture from Steubenville to anywhere, USA

March 23, 2013
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By Lisa Factora-Borchers I usually beam when Ohio makes news.  Usually.  In presidential election years, the inner grin shows its teeth when I hear the famous phrase, “As goes Ohio, so goes the nation.”  Over the past several months however, as a writer living in the Buckeye state, I have found this saying applicable as we continue to survey the damage in the aftermath of the Steubenville rape case....
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Maternal Evil?

March 22, 2013
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Maternal Evil?

By Keira Williams Before she jumped eight stories to her death, Cynthia Wachenheim left a thirteen-page suicide letter explaining that she was a bad mother. She was “evil,” she wrote, because of what she planned to do, and because of what she had failed to do in the past. Motivated by “guilt and fear,” she strapped her ten-month-old son to her chest and leapt. Miraculously, her son survived. The morbid...
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Feminists We Love: Joan Morgan (Video)

March 22, 2013
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Joan Morgan is an award-winning journalist, author and a provocative cultural critic. A pioneering hip-hop journalist, she began her professional writing career freelancing for The Village Voice. Morgan’s passion and commitment to the accurate documentation of hip-hop culture combined with adept cultural criticism placed her at the forefront of music journalism. She was one of the original staff writers at Vibe magazine and a contributing editor and columnist for...
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Confessions of a Black Morrissey Fan

March 21, 2013
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Confessions of a Black Morrissey Fan

By Joshua Alston This week, Morrissey announced that he is canceling the remainder of his North American tour, due to an ongoing battle with a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus, and a case of pneumonia in both of his lungs. I was disappointed to hear about the illnesses plaguing the singer, who since fronting the seminal rock band The Smiths in the ‘80s, has built a particularly cultish fan base of...
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