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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
Coretta Scott King + Feminists

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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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, History, Love, masculinity, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | Comments Off

Feminists We Love: Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc. [VIDEO]

February 25, 2014
Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc.

“We are feminist warriors, not perfectionists.” ~ Lisa Factora-Borchers ~ I begin with my sister Lisa Factora-Borchers’ quote to remind myself that striving for perfection is actually going in the opposite direction of self care. To be clear, I believe we should all strive to do our absolute best in any and everything that we set...
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Posted in Audre Lorde, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Health, LGBTQI, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Women of Color | 3 Comments »

Angelina Jolie’s Breast Removal: How One Woman’s Bravery Was Met With White, Male Arrogance

June 14, 2013

By Bill Patrick Straight, white guys often seem to think that we know what’s best for everyone else.  We love to go around telling people of other groups –women of all races, men of color, and people who are sexual and gender minorities what to do and how to live. This white, straight, male...
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Diana by Lisa O'Neill

May 15, 2013

This piece was written in the liminal space after the Boston Marathon bombings had occurred, during the initial firefights and manhunt, during the time when the first bomber was killed and the second bomber was being hunted by the police, and before the second bomber was found. The essay was produced for and read...
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On Guns, Fetuses, and “Pro-Life” Hypocrisy

April 15, 2013
On Guns, Fetuses, and “Pro-Life” Hypocrisy

Last week, while grieving parents of the children killed in Newtown were tearfully urging gun control measures, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.) boldly launched—to well deserved criticism—a new “pro-life” campaign slogan: “If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.” The slogan, printed on a campaign bumper sticker, is a ridiculous statement from a politician known...
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4 Poems by Pooja Garg Singh

March 27, 2013

anatomy of a rape   there are ways and ways to love a woman a 101-ways book can be found, open to page 51   find out what you did not know in your manly little, well, heart ways to denude her in a bus, a train, even a cycle if your balance is...
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OpEd: The Science of Love Behind the Science of Rape

February 17, 2013

By: Angela Willey “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”  Todd Akin’s now infamous claim in August of 2012 destroyed his credibility and his reelection bid. His comments propagate a long history of victim-blaming by implying that some rapes are not really rapes. ...
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January 15, 2013

I left my ovary on the subway last night. Stepped out. Felt light. Heard the doors close behind me, and realized I’d left my ovary behind.   If there was an honest person left in New York, maybe they would return it. But you can get 2000 dollars for an egg, at least that’s...
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Porn Industry Threatens to Sue over Condom Law

November 13, 2012

Voters want actors in adult films to wear condoms, but the industry is threatening to sue and shift production elsewhere. Nearly 56% of Los Angeles County voters approved the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, which would require actors in pornographic films to wear condoms in order to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted...
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Hanging up the Cape: Practicing the Ethic of Self Care

November 8, 2012

By Natalie T. J. Tindall and Markesha S. McWilliams Research in Brief Tindall, N.T.J. & McWilliams, M.S. (2011). The myth and mismatch of balance: Black female professors’ constructions of balance, integration, and negotiation of work and life. In E. Gilchrist (Ed.), Experiences of single African-American female professors: With this Ph.D. I thee wed. Lanham,...
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  • Poem Suite: Silencing RasiqraRevulva-_3-4_Profile_;__Romancing_The_Own_;__Waning_Gibbou-glitch_headshot

    Elie Wiesel writes, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Silence binds perpetrators and victims, creates a confederacy of secrets. Here, these women [...]

  • 3 poems by Sarah Kortemeier SarahKortemeier-_Baby_Fever____Stone_with_Nineteen_Corners____The_-sarah_kortemeier_outdoor_color_by_jennifer_mcstotts

    The Mountain   The mountain is really a series of itself. Deeper pockets of sky color float in its canyons. In certain seasons, it’s difficult to tell rock face from snowfall. The ridge line looks much sharper than it must, in actuality, be. When you climb, the summit is sometimes [...]

  • 3 poems by Arielle Greenberg Wormwood portrait LA

    Who I’d Like to Meet   I am on tiptoe scanning our tallest bookshelves for something to pack to read on the plane.  I am scanful, tippy-toed: a girl without boots.  I am shorty.  I want to read something great, as in literary, and beautiful and daring, and something hobnailed [...]