Posts Tagged ‘ World ’

Op-Ed: Jack Johnson and the Racial Politics of a Presidential Pardon

March 17, 2013
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Op-Ed: Jack Johnson and the Racial Politics of a Presidential Pardon

On March 5, U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), John McCain (R-AZ), William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) put forth a resolution to pardon Jack Johnson, the first-ever black world heavyweight champion from 1908 to 1915. The legislation calls on President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon Johnson for his unjust conviction...
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Special Report: The Feminist Wire goes to the Commission on the Status of Women, or the CSW Through My Virgin Eyes

March 10, 2013
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Special Report: The Feminist Wire goes to the Commission on the Status of Women, or the CSW Through My Virgin Eyes

By Special TFW Correspondent, Mazuba Haanyama Week one is rapidly drawing to an end and I feel like I have been hit by a train; a collision of cargo reminiscent of struggles fought by my ancestors in my dreams light years ago. This is the end of week one at the Commission on the Status...
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Op-Ed: Solo Women Travelers: “Go Out Without Your Body”

March 10, 2013
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Op-Ed: Solo Women Travelers: “Go Out Without Your Body”

By Alice Driver “The only thing left to say is, ‘If you don’t want anything to happen to you, go out without your body,’” instructed Mexican journalist Carlos Monsiváis. He was writing about the victims of violence against women and feminicide in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and criticizing the way in which the media read...
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Op-Ed: Nicholas Kristof and the Politics of Writing About Women’s Oppression in Darker Nations

March 3, 2013
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Op-Ed: Nicholas Kristof and the Politics of Writing About Women’s Oppression in Darker Nations

By Sunil Bhatia On February 13, 2013, Nicholas Kristof gave a talk at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. His talk, titled Striving for Global Justice, was based on his bestselling book and documentary, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World Wide. I applaud Kristof and co-author Sheryl WuDunn for focusing on three crucial...
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Posted in Op-Ed, Politics, World, Writing | 28 Comments »

On Beyoncé, Benedict, and the Volition of Women

March 1, 2013
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By Lisa O’Neill At a school mass at my all girls’ Catholic High School, the priest said a homily about chastity, and in particular, sex before marriage. “Let’s say you are about to get married and you are going give your husband a gift, the gift of yourself and your sexuality,” he said. I...
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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Music, Politics, Religion, U.S., World, Youth | 8 Comments »

Op-Ed: The Dangerous Limits of Race at the Academy Awards

February 24, 2013
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Op-Ed: The Dangerous Limits of Race at the Academy Awards

By Roya Rastegar We are far from a “post-racial” society. The films nominated for Best Adapted or Original Screenplays reveal an intensifying compulsion to engage race in America. Beasts of the Southern Wild. Lincoln. Django Unchained. Argo. Zero Dark Thirty. Flight. The high profile of these films positions them at the nexus of popular...
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Woman's Work

February 21, 2013
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Woman's Work

Depending on the promise, girls pack differently. Girls from the north, known for their beautiful pale skin created out of long winters will pack their resignation. After all, with every bad harvest, their older sisters had left, one by one. That’s how it’s been for many generations. That’s how it worked up north, where...
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Oscar Pistorius: Salvaging the Super Crip Narrative

February 19, 2013
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Oscar Pistorius: Salvaging the Super Crip Narrative

That prosecutors have charged double-amputee track athlete Oscar Pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has made headlines throughout the world. Together with fellow South Africans and many others, I have been attempting to make sense of the unfolding tragedy. From the vantage point of a black crip feminist, I am both...
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Posted in Disability, Sports, Violence, World | 16 Comments »

Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

February 18, 2013
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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

By Alice Driver Some people we know only through their words. And so it was with author Charles Bowden and his images of bloated bodies, scurrying rats, of air so hot that a single match would light it on fire, images of savagery inverted into beauty that came with the uncomfortable awareness of the...
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Posted in Economy, Immigration, Politics, Region, U.S., Violence, World, Writing | 8 Comments »

Simposio de la Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos: Signing a Pact for the Future

February 14, 2013
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Simposio de la Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos: Signing a Pact for the Future

Today is not only Valentine’s day or Día V, the day against violence against women, but it marks an interesting moment in Mexican national policy. As a participant in the Simpoio Internacional de Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos at the Centro de Estudios Economicos at the UNAM in Mexico City, it has...
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