Posts Tagged ‘ World ’

Reckoning: Race and Sexual Assault in Colombia

April 23, 2013
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By Stacia Penn I am a young black American living in Colombia. My life in Medellin has been a multi-faceted privilege, affording me access to spaces and ways of knowing that I would otherwise not have access to in the United States. In one sense, it has been a privilege to live abroad and...
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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

April 21, 2013
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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

Mr. Prime Minister: I read today that you were “disturbed” about the rape of another child in Delhi, a five-year-old girl. My question to you is: just how “disturbed” are you? What does the rape of a five-year-old female child make you feel? Do you sit in your plush office and shake your head...
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Marriage Equality and Beyond: A View from India

April 19, 2013
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Marriage Equality and Beyond: A View from India

A few days before my Facebook News Feed was flooded with red equal signs, I went to a short march in Bangalore.  The Gender and Sexual Minorities Pride March demanded, among other things, “human rights and overall development” of a range of sexual minorities, focusing on the right to be included on the electoral...
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Find the Good in Women Who Aren't Margaret Thatcher

April 16, 2013
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Find the Good in Women Who Aren't Margaret Thatcher

By Ren Jender “She must have been miserable,” one of my Facebook “friends” wrote as a kind of eulogy for Margaret Thatcher. I had to disagree. Margaret Thatcher, before she began to suffer from dementia, had, in every recorded moment of her political career (as well as her writing after that career was over)...
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Untangling the Knots: Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Women (Revisited)

April 9, 2013
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Untangling the Knots: Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Women (Revisited)

By Mazuba Haanyama My central aim involves the politics of bodily performance, in negotiation with shifting realities of a post-Apartheid context, where constructions of gender, race and class are both mobile and stagnant… This project critically engages the role of popular culture in influencing youth cultures. In a context such as South Africa, such...
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Posted in Black Women, Culture, Entertainment, Style, Women of Color, World | 16 Comments »

Op-Ed: Where Femen Has Gone Wrong

April 7, 2013
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Op-Ed: Where Femen Has Gone Wrong

By Mohadesa Najumi Femen is a feminist protest group founded in 2008, based in Ukraine. They received international recognition due to their direct and somewhat extreme methods of action. They engage in topless demonstrations, and protests outside of religious institutions and international marriage agencies, while pushing their ideology of the women’s sexual liberation, ‘sextremism’,  to the forefront. Their goal...
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Feminism & Me: Name Change, for Love Actually

April 6, 2013
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Feminism & Me: Name Change, for Love Actually

By Nilofar Ansher Does choosing to take on your husband’s name play into the patriarchal injunctions against women’s selfhood?  What follows are questions re: notions of love and whether or not these ideas help cement the tropes of traditions, in this case, of marital name change. One of the oft-rehearsed but exciting conversations that my...
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Darnell L. Moore helps launch Ring the Bell: One million men. One million promises.

March 27, 2013
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Ring the Bell: One million men. One million promises is a movement that encourages men across the globe to make concrete, actionable promises to combat violence against women. Launch events recently took place in New York, New Delhi, Rio, Johannesburg, Stockholm, and Kathmandu. The campaign gained tremendous attention in the press and on social media. Tens of thousands read about...
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Special Report: The Commission on the Status of Women Comes to an End

March 27, 2013
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Special Report: The Commission on the Status of Women Comes to an End

By Special TFW Correspondent, Mazuba Haanyama The 57th session of the CSW has come to an end. On the 15th of March, the UN member states signed the Agreed Conclusions. This is the document, many have been waiting for and have invested much time and energy lobbying and advocating for. Still, despite the many challenges encountered by...
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The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

March 25, 2013
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The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

By Jimmy Johnson Tel Aviv University Professor Orly Lubin asks about Israeli feminism, “Should feminists struggle for the implementation of equal rights in the army in the form of the inclusion of women in exactly the same roles and functions of men, or is feminism about dismantling all modes of violence, the army included?”...
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