Baby Gammy and the Problem of Women’s Labor

August 15, 2014
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Interracial Adoption

It is typically poor and/or women of color who bear the brunt of...contracted out reproductive labor. They bear the brunt of our burdens—we are parasitic and reliant upon their labor.
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: On Date Rape and the Good Girl/Bad Girl Dichotomy

August 15, 2014
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By Elena Carter In the hours after I was date-raped and had stumbled, still drunk, into the hotel room where I was staying with my identical twin sister, Corrina, I couldn’t shake the question my rapist had asked me earlier in the evening as he leaned in close to me, “Are you the good twin or the bad twin?” Before I could open my mouth, he had answered for me:...
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Anti-Feminists and the Continued Backlash Against Suffragettes

August 14, 2014
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By Tiffany Lamoreaux Last week this lovely gem made its way around my internet feeds. The Buzzfeed list features 14 women, holding up signs that note why they “do not need feminism.” These pictures were posted on the Facebook page “Women Against Feminism,” and are meant to mockingly mirror an ongoing feminist campaign that asks women to name the reasons they need feminism (still). To generalize, the common threads found...
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Elementary Feminisms: Two Poems by Lorean Galarza

August 14, 2014
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Error: Page Not Available   I’m sorry. What you are asking for is not an option. This page Is Not Available.   Error.   My breasts are my own. Do not ask me if you can see them.   My waist is my own. Do not touch it.   My lips belong to me. As do the words that come from it.   My legs are made for climbing...
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Op-Ed: The NFL’s Response to Violence Against Women: Why One Fan Won’t Watch This Year

August 13, 2014
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NFL

This is an issue of basic human dignity and respect. I, as a man, am perfectly capable of not beating up my wife and children. Most men are.
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3 Poems by Holly Mitchell

August 13, 2014
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Slipping Under   Like a ghost, I prepare a bath behind a door   that hasn’t locked long as I remember.   When my mother or grandmother knocks at the open door,   I obscure what they call my “new breasts” under the soap water   and focus on the tiles unbleached for weeks—   Bleach is bad on a young woman’s health—   until someone saves me: I...
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An Open Letter to the loved ones of those we lost….

August 12, 2014
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Michael Brown

By Douglas Ramsey and J. T. Roane Dear Lesley McSpadden, Esaw Garner, Monica McBride, loved ones of Domonique Newburn as well as the countless others of us who have in the last year lost someone dear to unfathomable violence: Your cries have touched our collective soul. The endless tears that come with such loss join a flood that could easily drown America given that so many of us have...
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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 to rescind a tenured job offer to Professor Steven Salaita, a distinguished scholar who had...
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Personal is Political: On Institutional Abuse in Psychiatric Facilities (Part II)

August 12, 2014
By
Lee

I made a commitment then and there to do everything within my power to make mental healthcare a safe and affirming space for all the songs in a patient’s heart.
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Editorial: Michael Brown and Anti-Black Violence

August 11, 2014
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Editorial: Michael Brown and Anti-Black Violence

A young black man was killed this weekend. He was shot multiple times by police while walking to his grandmother’s house. He was left to die in the street, his body surrounded for hours by armed sentries while his family and community watched horrified from the sidelines. Michael Brown was unarmed. Today would have been his first day of college. Black life matters. Yet the police and their media...
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Trans Women of Color Speaking Truth to Power

August 11, 2014
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                    A Conversation with Activists Katrina Goodlett and Nala Simone Toussaint Trans women of color are fighting to gain greater visibility for trans issues while also creating safe spaces for themselves. Prominent figures such as Janet Mock and Laverne Cox have brilliantly used their public platforms to address the criminalization and social “othering” of trans women of color in popular...
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