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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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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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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.
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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 »

3 poems by Valerie Bandura

January 8, 2014
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3 poems by Valerie Bandura

Vagina and Cross-Cocks   For their flag, ……….a sliced pair of white boxers, and on it, ………………………………………………………………in marmalade,   the diamond shape of a vagina ……………………………………………………….slightly open ………………………with wisps along the lips for pubic hair, ……………………………………………………………….and under that,   a pair of penises …………………..criss-crossed ………………………………like femur bones under a skull,   the shorts clipped...
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3 poems by Trish Salah

December 18, 2013
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3 poems by Trish Salah

notes toward dropping out                (March 1995)   This is where I ceased— Not to be too obvious, or in mutation, or distilled, transmogrification   Beauty queens don’t do so well in grad school. Even if every body wants one When you assume the shape, austere, assume anything.   Thing it, sister, thing itself,...
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Segregated Sisterhoods and the Mercurial Politics of Racial Truth-Telling

October 24, 2013
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By Shannen Dee Williams “Young lady, you just told my story. In 1952, I was denied admission to the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Buffalo, New York solely on the basis of race. I was one of the broken hearts that you mentioned.” Those were the first words spoken to me by...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, History, Privilege, Racism, Religion, White Women | 10 Comments »

Blonde Success: Fact or Myth?

September 11, 2013
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By Ravon Ruffin and James “JP” Miller Do gentlemen really prefer blondes or has a history of fetishization of “the blonde” by media made it more ideal? Hollywood built a stereotype of beauty surrounding blonde appeal. Aspiring white female actresses found ready made access to hollywood by abiding to this Eurocentric standard, and a legacy...
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Posted in Black Women, College Feminisms, Culture, Entertainment, Film, History, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Style, Television, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World | 2 Comments »

A Trip to Richmond

August 27, 2013
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A trip to Richmond, Virginia, feminist analysis

By Starita Smith Richmond, Virginia is the ultimate recycling of the human experience. It is like an urban trompe l’oeil in which places where atrocities had been committed upon enslaved people have been transformed in the most charming ways by the passage of time, gentrification, and repurposing. Lacy iron work, sturdy brick row houses,...
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if God can Cook / you Know I can: Pedagogy of Those Opting-Out of Oppression

August 14, 2013
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By Carrie Y. T. Kholi As a poet/scholar, I’m having a difficult time labeling this piece.  It feels like a tough lesson from my favorite instructors, some of their words present below.  It feels like a good poem, able to be read at 20 and 40 and after, each time teaching even the writer something...
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    Our Dangerous Sweetness “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” -Audre Lorde When I hear the news, another one of us has been killed my heart constricts, I clutch at my own heart, I reach with a frantic grief towards [...]

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