Posts Tagged ‘ Academia ’

For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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Coretta Scott King + Feminists

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, History, Love, masculinity, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | No Comments »

Just Because: Colorblindness Is a Real Problem

April 4, 2014
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By Mohadesa Najumi **This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, College Feminisms, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Stereotypes, White Privilege, Whiteness, World | 6 Comments »

Glenn McConnell and the College of Charleston: Hidden Histories and the Confederate Imagery

April 4, 2014
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Protests at the College of Charleston.  From Professor Alison Piepmeier's blog: http://alisonpiepmeier.blogspot.com/.

By Jamie Huff South Carolina’s history as a former Confederate state engenders both resistance and refractory nostalgia. The recent decision to appoint Glenn McConnell as president of College of Charleston, a man known to wear a Confederate uniform, has sparked students, faculty, and staff to confront the state’s past support for slavery. It has...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, Economy, Education, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Region, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness | 3 Comments »

In Solidarity with Mireille Miller-Young: Porn Studies, Context, and Speech

April 2, 2014
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One of the images Dr. Miller-Young analyzes in her scholarship.
http://mireillemilleryoung.tumblr.com/page/4

By Heather Berg Various scholars, journalists, and shock jocks have shared their perspectives on the March 4th encounter between UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young and the anti-choice group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust (writing this out gives me the creeps so I’ll use SAH subsequently). I am not interested in presenting a judgment of Professor...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, History, Politics, Reproduction, Sexuality, Stereotypes, U.S., Work | No Comments »

The Battle Against Misogyny at Spelman College

February 27, 2014
By
Banah Ghadbian

By Banah Gha As a student at Spelman College,  I want to share our story of activist organizing against misogyny, misogynoir, as Moya Bailey puts it, on our campus. This is a project of recording our stories, our traumas, our frustrations as the vibrant womxn* we are in this campus community. It is a...
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Posted in Academia, Audre Lorde, Bodies, Education, Feminism, Patriarchy, Sexism, Women of Color | 24 Comments »

The Forging of a Caribbean Feminist Consciousness: Laying Claim to Audre Lorde’s Legacy

February 24, 2014
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Audre Lorde
copyright: Dagmar Schultz

By Donna Aza Weir-Soley Mothers are central to our identities.  Even those of us who do not claim motherhood as central to how we define ourselves as women, know how powerful a presence our mothers are in our lives, sometimes by their presence, and often by their absence. Not all mothers are birth mothers....
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Posted in Academia, Audre Lorde, Black Women, Education, LGBTQI, Poetry | 1 Comment »

The Magic and Fury of Audre Lorde: Feminist Praxis and Pedagogy

February 24, 2014
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Audre Lorde

By Angelique V. Nixon I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic and the noon’s new fury with all your wide futures promised I am woman and not white. ~ Audre Lorde “A Woman Speaks,” The Black Unicorn The words in this poem have been...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Audre Lorde, Black Women, Education, Feminism, Fiction, LGBTQI, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Violence, Women of Color, World, Writing | 1 Comment »

Meaning to Survive

February 20, 2014
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123_SWIM

By Lynn Roberts Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of  political warfare. ~ Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light 1988 On the eve of my 52nd birthday, I realized that I was not well. I was mentally drained not only from the pressing demands of the academic...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Audre Lorde, Black Women, Health, Personal is Political. | 7 Comments »

Feminists We Love: In Praise of Black Women Teachers

February 14, 2014
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Black Math teacher & student

Editors Note: Instead of focusing on one or two specific Feminists We Love, this Valentines Day we highlight a photo-documentary project that uplifts progressive African-American teachers who are “on the frontlines of feminist change.” A Photo-documentary project Even though they might not label themselves as such, progressive African American women teachers are often on...
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Posted in Black Women, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Racism, Sexism | 3 Comments »

Crip Politics? Just … No

November 23, 2013
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Crip Politics

By Mark Sherry I have spent most of the last 20 years working with two main groups of disabled people: brain injury survivors and people who’ve been the victims of disability hate crimes.  I’ve had the privilege of working with, talking to, and advocating alongside about 5000 people in that time, mainly in Australia and...
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Posted in Activism, Disability, Education, U.S., White Privilege | 17 Comments »

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