TFW Celebrates David J. Leonard!

March 13, 2015
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We are so proud of Associate Editor David J. Leonard on his promotion to Full Professor! David teaches in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, where he is currently serving as Chair. He is the author of numerous books and articles, all of which address the ways racial meanings are constructed, transformed, and challenged across time and space. In addition to his work with...
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The Star Studded White Savior Industrial Complex in Haiti

March 11, 2015
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By Natalia Cardona Patricia Arquette’s recent remarks during the Oscars made for strong debate among feminists of color and white feminists in the U.S. Arquette stated that women, in this case white women, helped gays and people of color in the U.S. in their struggles for their human rights, and that now it was their turn to help women achieve wage equality. The remarks spurred much...
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REVIEW: All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color

March 11, 2015
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    At the Boundaries of Belief Review of All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, ed. Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer Review by Sarah Mantilla Griffin   In her 1993 Nobel Lecture in Literature, Toni Morrison entreated: “Make up a story…tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show...
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Victimwashing: Guns, Violence, and the Politics of Whose Lives Matter

March 9, 2015
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  By Julie Moreau In February, the New York Times published an article on legislative initiatives to arm college students in an alleged attempt to reduce sexual assault on campuses. Surely this represents a desperate (and almost ironic) attempt by the American gun lobby to get back into the public’s good graces after the tragic events of Sandy Hook and other school shootings. But why now? What does the timing of...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Being a Feminist at Fourteen

March 9, 2015
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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 always knew I wanted to be equal to the boys when I grew up, and...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Pulp Fiction

March 6, 2015
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By Rebecca Miller   The night is a prison for rainbows. Light-deprived prisms and spectrums of grey. Bowls of fake fruit as centerpieces And gift-wrapped sweets in corners of the call house. Men unpeeling the iridescent packaging From their mint condition crystal carapaces. Coasters strewn with wisps of candied zest, Tough luck burlesque.   ***************************** Montreal-born and raised, Rebecca Miller is a student at McGill University. Much of her leisure time is spent pumping emotion at...
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Confronting the Rhetoric of “Black on Black Crime”: A Response to Derailing Strategies

March 5, 2015
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By Xhercis Méndez This article is dedicated to all those who seek to produce justice in the face of state sanctioned violence vis-à-vis police brutality, or what is understood in its sanitized version as “excessive force” targeting marginalized communities. Here, I define and examine a set of derailing strategies currently being used by mainstream media and state representatives to halt all conversation and protest regarding a long and well-documented...
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On the Eating of Tails by Lily Hoang

March 4, 2015
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On the Eating of Tails Once I wrote a miniature book that I called a novellete that I called Webcam Sex and it was about webcam sex and it was written in a style that was a mockery of Tao Lin and Marie Calloway because I was bitter and this was years ago and does anyone even care about Marie Calloway anymore? and a publisher offered to publish it...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: “Real” Women: A Critique of “Feminist” Transphobia

March 3, 2015
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By Rebecca Long As awareness of the harmful affects of the presentation of distorted female bodies in media and advertising has risen, so too has the use of phrase “real woman.” Generally employed by advertisers in campaigns like Aerie Real and Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty,” the term is often applied to images of women whose physical appearances are supposed to challenge stereotypical depictions of beauty. Could it be...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: And We Sat: Violence against the Bodies of Diversity and Transparency (DAT) Student Movement at Syracuse University

February 27, 2015
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By Farrell Greenwald Brenner The ultimate connection cannot be the enemy. The ultimate connection must be the need that we find between us. It is not only who you are, in other words, but what we can do for each other that will determine the connection. – June Jordan, “Report from the Bahamas, 1982″ As we rolled out our sleeping bags onto the cold, brick floor under the gaze...
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TFW Celebrates Managing Editor Monica Casper!

February 26, 2015
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TFW Celebrates Managing Editor Monica Casper!

TFW celebrates Managing Editor Monica Casper on her appointment as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona!  Please join us in congratulating Casper on this HUGE feat!  We are proud of and rooting for her.  Way to go!!
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