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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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Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller

April 2, 2014
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By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale house, it stands strong...
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Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (Book Review)

March 7, 2014
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By David B. Green, Jr. I have learned through the process of story telling and sharing that we all come from various walks of life and that doesn’t make any of us less valid. –Janet Mock   To date, there exist only a select number of memoirs written by self-identified Black trans or drag-queen...
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Excerpts from “Let Her: Words, Matter” by Ames Hawkins

February 12, 2014
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Excerpts from “Let Her: Words, Matter” by Ames Hawkins

I. Julie punched the buttons on the radio, hard double-clicks, propelling the station marker back and forth between the rock and roll of WLLZ and WRIF, between “Detroit’s Wheels” and the “Home of Rock and Roll, Baby.”  I watched as she and Catherine, who sat shotgun, talked about boys—well, men really—the men each of...
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What’s it Like?

February 4, 2014
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By Rosa Cabrera      After the first and last time we slept together, she asked, “So what’s it like to be the third?”      I wondered if she was trying to read my intentions.      ”I used to be in your place,” she continued. “It was nice to be able to...
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Feminists We Love: Andrea J. Ritchie

January 24, 2014
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Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, litigation, organizing and advocacy on profiling, policing, and physical and sexual violence by law enforcement agents against women, girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color in over the past two decades. She currently coordinates Streetwise...
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How Anti-violence Activism Taught Me to Become a Prison Abolitionist

January 21, 2014
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By Beth E. Richie Sometimes we learn our most profound political lessons in the contours of our everyday activism.  This is certainly the case for me as I recount my journey as a Black feminist activist working to end gender violence for the past 20 years, during which the United States was engaged in building...
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Queer African Reader: A Review

January 9, 2014
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By Rita Nketiah and Rose Afriyie In the past decade, African sexual minorities have received increasing attention. 2013 alone saw numerous headlines most notably around  the murder of activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon and the passage of  the “Anti-Homesexuality” and “Same Sex Marriage Prohibition” bills in Uganda and Nigeria respectively. But there is much...
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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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  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]