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Slamming the Door: An Analysis of Elsa (Frozen)

October 16, 2014
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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...
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Step One: Show Skin, Step Two: Praise Talent: A Look at Scarlett Johansson and the Film Industry

September 12, 2014
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By Megan Felder I’ve always loved movies.  A lot.  Romantic comedy, sci-fi, superhero action  – you name it, I will watch it.  Perhaps that’s why I’m such a fan of Scarlett Johansson.  In her most recent movies, she plays a self-absorbed love interest (Don Jon), a creepy alien (Under the Skin), the voice of...
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Beyond Duty

April 26, 2013
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By Paul Seltzer On August 23, 2012, the George Washington University’s independent student newspaper, The GW Hatchet, reported that rising senior Tori Guy was transferring.  Her father had lost his job, and Guy, relying on financial aid for 60% of her tuition, could not pay.  According to the Hatchet article, Guy requested emergency funds...
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Posted in Academia, Black Women, College Feminisms, Economy, Feminism | 16 Comments »

Special Report: The Feminist Wire goes to the Commission on the Status of Women, or the CSW Through My Virgin Eyes

March 10, 2013
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Special Report: The Feminist Wire goes to the Commission on the Status of Women, or the CSW Through My Virgin Eyes

By Special TFW Correspondent, Mazuba Haanyama Week one is rapidly drawing to an end and I feel like I have been hit by a train; a collision of cargo reminiscent of struggles fought by my ancestors in my dreams light years ago. This is the end of week one at the Commission on the Status...
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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

February 18, 2013
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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

By Alice Driver Some people we know only through their words. And so it was with author Charles Bowden and his images of bloated bodies, scurrying rats, of air so hot that a single match would light it on fire, images of savagery inverted into beauty that came with the uncomfortable awareness of the...
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Posted in Economy, Immigration, Politics, Region, U.S., Violence, World, Writing | 8 Comments »

TFW: The Year in Review

January 1, 2013
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With the intertwined mission of fostering feminist, anti-racist, and anti-imperialist perspectives, 2012 gave our contributors no shortage of topics about which to write. We saw a resurgence of public misogyny and racism; an ugly right-wing attack on women’s reproductive autonomy; horrific violence against women and girls; continued U.S. militarization; the deaths of too many...
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Posted in Academia, Black Women, Culture, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Family, Health, History, Politics, Region, Religion, Sexuality, Sports, Style, Television, U.S., Violence, World | 8 Comments »

Elite Women Won’t Help Us All Have it All

December 28, 2012
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Elite Women Won’t Help Us All Have it All

By Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Michele Tracy Berger, and Julia Jordan-Zachery Anne-Marie Slaughter is right! Women can’t have it all, particularly not if our hope for having it all is vested in elite (white) women, and our definition of having it all is limited to climbing corporate and government ladders, while raising our own families. In...
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South Korea elects first female president

December 19, 2012
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  When Park Geun-hye last lived in the presidential Blue House more than 30 years ago, she was a young, stand-in first lady, serving after the assassination of her mother and before the killing of her dictator father. After defeating Moon Jae-in in elections Wednesday, she will return to her childhood home as the...
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Proving Rape to Receive Public Assistance: Pennsylvania HB 2718

December 10, 2012
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Proving Rape to Receive Public Assistance: Pennsylvania HB 2718

By Kalen Young Now that the adrenaline from November 6th has begun to wear off, I find my concentration turning to more localized legislation. My fervor for this year’s presidential election proved to be a potent distraction from bills lurking under the radar, like Pennsylvania’s H.B. 2718. Recently, riding on the residual ardor of...
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What Does Democracy Look Like?

October 24, 2012
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I’m feeling very ambivalent about voting and electoral politics more generally these days. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I’m ineligible to vote in the United States and I’m also ineligible to vote in my home country of Canada. In effect, my itinerant life has left me disfranchised both where...
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    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.

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