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White Beauty: At Home and Abroad

April 15, 2014
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Amalia Clarice Mora explores white standards of beauty for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW, "It’s not just whiteness, but lightness, that grants privilege. Though I have experienced racism and discrimination on many occasions, I have also benefitted from white/light privilege because of my ambiguous-looking ethnicity. My dad is Mexican-American of mostly Amerindian descent, and my mom is...
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The Sexual Geopolitics of Popular Culture and Transnational Black Feminism

January 13, 2014
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By Janell Hobson While the debate raged on toward the end of 2013 concerning Beyoncé’s feminist politics – especially in her sampling of celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” TED speech in her song “***Flawless,” featured on her fast-selling BEYONCÈ: The Visual Album – few have contributed conversations on...
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Discourses of Disaster and How does it feel to be alive?

November 20, 2013
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Discourses of Disaster and How does it feel to be alive?

I’ve been thinking a lot about representation and competition among trans folks. I’ve been testing out joy as the most vulnerable human experience. Love, I think, is just the insistence of a generous translation. If this is true, I wonder what family means. Henri Bergson says, It is we who are passing when we...
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Dismissed Feminist Revision or: How I Learned to Stop Trolling and Love Lady Gaga’s “Applause”

October 25, 2013
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By Andrew Emitt Recently, I was banned from the Popjustice forum after posting my opinion of Lady Gaga’s newest single “Applause” in the “Lady Gaga ‘Artpop’” thread. The reason? “Trolling.” According to the page, an internet slang word that Urban Dictionary defines as “the art of deliberately… pissing people off.” Had I really crossed a line? The...
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Feminists We Love: Cheryl Cooky

August 30, 2013
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Cheryl Cooky is an Associate Professor of Health & Kinesiology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Purdue University. She earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), where she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies. She also earned an M.S. in Sports Studies and a...
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Feminists We Love: Michael Kimmel (Video)

July 26, 2013
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Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, is a nationally-recognized scholar and activist committed to the study of manhood and masculinity.  His book Manhood in America: A Cultural History is a seminal text on the subject.  When the third edition of the text was published in 2011, Christopher Forth...
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Feminists We Love: Liora K

April 12, 2013
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Liora K is an Arizona photographer who produces art not only for work and pleasure, but also for Feminism. When I first discovered Liora’s provocative and powerful images, it was in the context of her feminist project featuring text written on women’s nude bodies. My collaborator (Soraya Chemaly) and I were looking for images...
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Op-Ed: Putting Violence Against Women on ‘Display’

March 24, 2013
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Op-Ed: Putting Violence Against Women on ‘Display’

By Laura Odenthal At first glance Syria, India, and the U.S. have little in common. However, even with their potentially divisive geographic locations and ideological beliefs, the women of these countries are harnessing social media tactics to similar effect. Within Syria, India, and the U.S., women are using crowdsourcing strategies to record sexual assaults....
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Masculinity, the NFL, and Concussions

May 12, 2012
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Masculinity, the NFL, and Concussions

The defenders of the National Football League (NFL) have been busy.  In the wake of the suicide of Junior Seau, on the heels of several other untimely deaths, “bountygate,” several former lawsuits regarding concussions, and growing scientific literature highlighting the dangers of football, its protectors have gone on the offensive.  From citing other potential...
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Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny

March 4, 2012
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By Soraya Chemaly Rush Limbaugh’s limp quasi-apology to Sandra Fluke isn’t good enough. Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station owner in the US, should fire him and establish a precedent whereby media commentators understand that misogynistic language and attitudes are unacceptable and career-ending. An apology from Mr. Limbaugh is insufficient and unacceptable if we are serious about women’s...
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  • Excerpts from In the Away Time by Kristen Nelson kristen

    . January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. [...]

  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 by Aya de Leon . How [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]