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Mumia on Religion, Empire, and Gender

January 27, 2014
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By Mark Lewis Taylor While Mumia endured 50 days in solitary confinement, transiting from 29 years on death row to the general prison population in 2012, I spoke with him by phone. He was persevering, but somewhat weaker of voice than in previous phone visits. Life in solitary, he wrote, could be worse than death...
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Open Letter to Presiding Bishop-Elect Joseph W. Walker III and the “By Invitation Only” Attendees of the Inaugural Meeting of the SHIFT

December 13, 2013
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Religion is a site of both freedom and oppression. The Black Church in particular, is a significant source of meaning making and marginalization in the lives of women and LGBTQI people of color. Though the Black Church is historically a site of community, culture and “home” for socio-economically marginalized people, leadership within the Black...
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Posted in Activism, Personal is Political., Religion, Sexism | 3 Comments »

Segregated Sisterhoods and the Mercurial Politics of Racial Truth-Telling

October 24, 2013
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Segregated Sisterhoods and the Mercurial Politics of Racial Truth-Telling

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 »

Feminists We Love: Layli Maparyan

September 6, 2013
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Layli Maparyan is the Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of The Wellesley Centers for Women, one of the nation’s leading organizations committed to research and action programs dedicated to women and girls. Regarding her appointment, Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly stated, I am so pleased that Dr. Maparyan will join Wellesley in this...
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White People Talking to White People about Social Justice: Why “Book of Mormon” Just May Be Doing Something Right

August 7, 2013
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By Sayantani DasGupta Like Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s other collaboration, television’s Southpark, Broadway’s Book of Mormon is crass, potty-mouthed, and frequently offensive. But among all the things it does ‘wrong’ — it actually may be doing something right. I know, I know. As a progressive woman of color, I should probably be horrified by the show....
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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Religion | 2 Comments »

The Downfalls of Feminism and Why I Am Still a Feminist

July 8, 2013
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The Downfalls of Feminism and Why I Am Still a Feminist

By Eren Cervantes-Altamirano I knew I was a feminist when I was in the third grade. Then, I was an aspiring class president in a classroom of 50 students where the majority were women. My opponent was a boy. While I knew I had the best qualities to be class president, I was soon discouraged...
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Posted in Activism, Feminism, Religion, Sexism, Women of Color | 12 Comments »

Op Ed: Paternalism, Not Protection: A Feminist Reassessment of the Burqa and Niqab

June 30, 2013
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By Aicha Marhfour Yesterday, I opened a Facebook message from an old friend, touched that she was thinking of me after many years. But the feeling quickly turned to surprise as I read the words, “I’m thinking of wearing the niqab, so could you remove the photos of me on your page?” Easily done....
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Posted in Op-Ed, Religion, Sexuality, Violence | 24 Comments »

Those Poor Muslim Women

June 18, 2013
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By Josh Shahryar For the past several months, I’ve been bombarded by questions about what I think of Femen’s work in Tunisia. This happened after Amina, one of their local members, posted nude images of herself in protest against patriarchy, causing an uproar there in March. As an Afghan man who comes from a...
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Posted in Activism, Feminism, Media Inquiry, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, White Women, Women of Color | 64 Comments »

Moving the Margins to the Centre: Shifting from Anti-Racist to Pro-Black

April 30, 2013
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By Hana Riaz For many Women of Colour feminists globally and in the West, our struggle with mainstream feminism remains an arduous and painful one. Despite the great body of work that Women of Colour have created – speaking to diverse experiences of race, gender, class, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexuality –mainstream feminism remains...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Culture, Feminism, Racism, White Women, Women of Color | 4 Comments »

I’m Complicated, Just like Feminisms: A Black and White Feminist Working It Out (Part II)

April 29, 2013
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On Friday, April 26, TFW published Part I of a conversation between myself and Dr. Connie Ruzich about all things feminism, race, socioeconomic status, religion, and age, just to name a few!  Connie and I contributed our conversation to the Race & Feminisms forum, because we believe it models just one of the many ways...
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