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The Future: Resistance beyond apathy

April 16, 2014
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The lamenting of “today’s youth” and their so-called apathy, ignorance and self-indulgence is nothing new.  Each successive generation is often dismissed by “adults” who publicly shame the “future” for their supposed ineptitude and perpetual failure to uphold the “values” of past generations.  However, nostalgia is a dangerous drug.  Beyond the simplicity, historic amnesia and...
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Dear Sister: The connections between sexual violence and feminism’s toxicity

April 14, 2014
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By Mandy Van Deven & Lisa Factora-Borchers If you want to know the future of online feminism, you have to know its past. Since no one has produced a comprehensive history yet—publishers, call me!—the void has been filled with false starts and near misses, most of which do little more than fan the flames...
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Not My Vagina

April 11, 2014
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By Meera Seshadri   “And then there’s the African American moan.” Something prickled under my skin as I sat there in the dark, watching the young White female performer reposition herself on all fours and slap the stage yelling “oh S*** oh S***.” She was unbelievably brave – captivating even – in her portrayal...
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Posted in Beyond Critique, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, Health, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World | 8 Comments »

Power Play with Anna Mae: Drunk in Love, Beyoncé and the Exploration of BDSM in the Deconstruction of Sexually Violent Mantras

April 2, 2014
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By Mark-Anthony Johnson Fourteen weeks after its release, Drunk In Love has only now fallen to number 10 on Billboard’s “The Hot 100.” At week nine, it was still number one in four Billboard Categories, including top R&B/Hip-Hop song, most airplay for an R&B song, and most streamed for an R&B/Hip-hop song. I think...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Partner to Address Sexual Violence with Youth in South Los Angeles

March 10, 2014
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On Friday, March 7, 2014, TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons gave a presentation on the importance of naming and ending sexual violence with approximately 50 African-American and Latino students from Washington Prep High School  and Duke Ellington Continuation School’s Women of Color in the U.S. class  in South Los Angeles. This International Women’s Day...
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

March 5, 2014
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

I met Deanne Stillman in September 2013, and it seemed we had a great deal to discuss. We talked on a breezy, warm day at a Starbucks near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, covering topics ranging from writing, to violence against women, to militarization—all issues of great interest to both of us....
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Should I Be Telling You This?

January 30, 2014
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By Sarah Brent “If two people come together, who’ve never had any power except by the way of abuse, it’s going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn’t mean...
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Sexual Violence: Why It Can Destroy Us All

November 15, 2013
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By Kenneth Pass I’ve been secretly dealing with a past sexual violation of my body for 10 years. I am a black man, and the most important bearing in this discussion is how and why it has taken me so long to finally reach a threshold of redemption — a space where I can...
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3 poems by Jordan Rice

October 16, 2013
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Tresses   My father rings our apple trees with his own urine, says the scent will scare off starving deer which strip   his low limbs bare at night.  His foot is almost healed, the bones screwed together, re-strung with tendons   from a dead teenager, who was at least alone in his Camaro...
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Feminists We Love: Betty Makoni

October 11, 2013
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Muzvare—Her Royal Highness Betty Makoni, has been honored by her traditional Chiefs in Makoni village and conferred with the title Princess. She is an international human rights and girl child rights activist who wears many hats. She is Founding Executive Director of the Girl Child Network Zimbabwe and from 2009 became Chief Executive Officer...
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