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Diving Into the Wreck: On Learning to Recognize Intimate Violence

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, as an open secret, discussed in kinds of language not given credence in court, and excused in kinds of language […]

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A federal appeals court rules that immigrant children under threat of deportation may not sue the government for legal representation as part of a class action. “By irritating administrators, we perform a necessary function of faculty governance: to disturb the ease of decision-making in executive offices.” Black Lives Matter fall 2016 syllabus. Pockets are political.

Hispanic Heritage Month Syllabus

Hispanic Heritage Month is complicated for me, to say the least. From September 15 to October 15, we are told it is socially and politically acceptable to host festivals and fiestas in honor of our culture. For thirty days, we are encouraged to show national and ethnic pride; for the rest of the year, we are asked […]

On Our Current Realities & Co-Creating a Feminist Future at the 2016 AWID Forum

Ed.note: This post is part of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil...Show More Summary

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Machi Francisca Linconao, Mapuche indigenous healer and advocate, has been suffering from severe medical problems in prison. Her supporters claim she was imprisoned for her work to end illegal logging in her region of Chile, and are calling for her release.  This week, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe told members of the United […]

White Film Critics Talk Racism in the Movie Industry

This week, the New York Times published a conversation between two white film critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, about the continuing homogeneity of the American movie industry’s offerings.  The piece begins on the common premise of “look[ing] at where things are and what is to be done.” Meaning, we can assume, let’s diagnose the racism […]

Punishing Chelsea Manning for a Suicide Attempt Would Be a Disgrace

Tomorrow, September 22nd, at 9:30 a.m., Chelsea Manning will stand in front of a disciplinary board at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) in Kansas, and be forced to defend herself for her suicide attempt in July. The charges, which have already been dismantled by here, are bizarre. Chelsea is accused of “resisting the force cell […]

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“Do not speak to me unless it’s a greeting, which it will be never.” RIP Terence Crutcher. Surveillance video released yesterday show Crutcher, an unarmed Black man, raising his hands above his head before being fatally shot. Marley Mag, created for by Marley Dias, the 11-year old creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is wonderful and features interviews with Ava […]

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Gabrielle Union is carrying Nate Parker’s water in the wake of her powerful essay on him being accused of rape. On Marc Jacobs having white models with locs in his NYFW show. Sandra Bland’s family settles civil suit for $1.9million. Little Miss Flint captures how we all feel about Trump in this picture. In response […]

Feminist Groups Are Right to Rally Against the Brock Turner-Inspired Crime Bill

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received...Show More Summary

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California Governor Brown vetoed a bill to remove the state’s tax on tampons, which young advocates say is sexist.  Natasha Vianna asks, what will it take to de-stigmatize young motherhood?  Here’s how Obama’s women staffers put shine theory in action. Korryn Gaines’ family plans to sue Baltimore County for her wrongful death. A man in […]

Resisting and Disrupting The Master’s House at the AWID Forum

Ed. note: This is the first of a series of posts we’ll be running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil and explored diverse perspectives on “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” with a […]

Lena Dunham’s Odell Beckham Jr Comments: Readings on Race and Sexual Violence

Okay, I know I’m late on this one, but unfortunately questions of racism, white femininity, and sexual violence remain relevant. Basically, a couple weeks ago the internet exploded over Lena Dunham’s comments (for which she later apologized) that Odell Beckham Jr hadn’t spoken to her at a fancy party because she didn’t fit traditional images of femininity. Of […]

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A photo of this 12-year-old who took on thousands of anti- LGBT protestors in Mexico is giving me life today. Hillary Clinton’s charge that half of Trump’s supporters are prejudiced is not false. And her powering through pneumonia? That’s typical of what women do. Colin the patriot, Colin and the kids. Dancehall’s real roots. (Hint: it’s not Justin Bieber.) A […]

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9/11 didn’t just shape this Muslim woman’s identity — it changed it entirely.  After months of protest lead by the Standing Rock Sioux, the Obama administration has requested a temporary halt on construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and asked for tribal consultation in re-evaluating how large infrastructure projects like these get fast-tracked. Native women […]

Busting Abortion Stigma with Music and Fun

What do sensational aerialists, kick-ass djs, amazing performers, and glitter confetti guns make? One night of awesome concerts for abortion access! All Access: Atlanta was a night of fun, music, and dance in support of better access to abortion at the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery. The event happened simultaneously with more than 30 other […]

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Across 24 states, inmates are sick of poisoned water, solitary confinement, and forced labor. This week may see the largest prison strike in U.S. history.  A partial restraining order has left the Sacred Sioux Sites unprotected from pipeline construction. Show More Summary

Making College Free Won’t Fix My Problems With Academia

Hillary Clinton recently announced her plan to eliminate student debt and make it easier for low-income students to pursue a higher education. In her first year as President, she promises to make college tuition-free for students from families making than $85,000 a year and will extend this program to families making less than $125,000 by 2021. Anyone who has either […]


There’s “Girlfriends,” the early aughts TV show. Then there’s Claudia Weil’s film Girl Friends. Le Amiche, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was released in 1955. An Unmarried Woman was released in 1978, the same year as Girl Friends. It is hard to say what these narratives are not. Together, on a quotidian level, they are mostly […]

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Tiarah Poyau, a 22-year-old graduate student, was killed during the NYC West Indian carnival after telling a man to stop grinding against her.  In case you missed it, Ben Fields, the school resource officer who violently arrested a Black teenage girl at Spring Valley High School, will not be charged. In a nod to Colin Kaepernick, U.S. women’s […]

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