COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Dear UConn Social Justice Community…

April 29, 2013
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We are calling for your support in an escalating situation on the UConn campus.  A student published an open letter to the UConn President on The Feminist Wire on 24 April 2013. In it she critiques the new Husky logo as part of the corporatization of the university at the expense of attention to issues of violence. The “Open Letter” also underscores the need to create an accepting, open campus culture....
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The Living Museum

April 29, 2013
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By Rachana Pathak PART 1 I am your living museum For you to idealize – The village life Happy peasants Smoking beedis in the fields Bring out your reels. I am your living museum A time capsule for finding – Ancient rituals, The incense and, The kinsmen dressed in crimson Free admission. I am your living museum Unravel the enigma – Of Shiva and the Buddha The tempting tantric...
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Un-Women's Liberation

April 29, 2013
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Un-Women's Liberation

By James Bliss And I wonder what I may be risking as I become more and more committed to telling whatever truth comes across my eyes my tongue my pen… ‘A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer’ I want to write about Audre Lorde. Because this is a forum on what to do about the recalcitrance of ‘feminism’ unmodified, its desire not to engage or be concerned with the lives...
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Visual Art: "Moving Forward," by Florine Demosthene

April 29, 2013
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Florine Demosthene earned her BFA from Parsons the New School for Design and her MFA from Hunter College. She has shown extensively through group and solo exhibitions in USA and London. She was a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2011 and she was featured in the premiere issue of Arc (a magazine that is dedicated to highlighting emerging and established Caribbean artists). Demosthene’s artwork examines how...
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I’m Complicated, Just like Feminisms: A Black and White Feminist Working It Out (Part II)

April 29, 2013
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Heidi

On Friday, April 26, TFW published Part I of a conversation between myself and Dr. Connie Ruzich about all things feminism, race, socioeconomic status, religion, and age, just to name a few!  Connie and I contributed our conversation to the Race & Feminisms forum, because we believe it models just one of the many ways in which feminists across various backgrounds and ideals can appreciate and reconcile their differences in...
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Mother-Love: Reflections of an Asian American Feminist Daughter

April 29, 2013
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By Vickie Nam The rift that steadily deepened between my mother and I emerged in the throes of adolescence, and mid-90s White feminism did little to mitigate my feelings of estrangement from her. Back in 1993, I was a first-year college student wading through writings, then, unfamiliar to me, by Mary Wollstonecraft, Betty Friedan, Catherine Mackinnon, Susan Faludi and Susan Bordo.  This was my rite of passage into the...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: An Open Letter in Response to the Backlash at Uconn

April 29, 2013
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By Nathaniel Herter I’d like to preface this article by noting that while news stories might upset, they rarely leave me shaking with rage, and that while there are a lot of things that could have been better during my nearly three years at the University of Connecticut, I never thought I’d see the day where I was ashamed to call myself a UConn student and a Husky. That all...
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Op Ed: Defying Antiblackness at UC Irvine—and Everywhere

April 28, 2013
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By John Murillo III The University of California, Irvine’s Black Student Union continues to act in response to one instance in a lengthy genealogy of antiblack events on the university campus, in the UC System, and in the world writ large. Lambda Theta Delta, self-described as the largest Asian-American interest fraternity on UCI’s campus, a group that professes “cultural awareness,” posted a video that parodies Justin Timberlake’s “Suit ant...
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Silence Does Not Equal Absence: Lessons from Arizona

April 28, 2013
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Silence Does Not Equal Absence: Lessons from Arizona

By Wendy Cheng When I heard what writers at The Onion had tweeted about nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis during the Oscars, I felt it as a blow to the gut. How could a person think and write such a thing about this beautiful, spirited child? It made me feel – as I often do these days, living much of the time in SB 1070-era Arizona– that there was a hard...
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A Love Note for Movement

April 28, 2013
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By Purvi Shah The work of ending violence and enabling gender equity is hard. The victories are too rare, the celebrations too brief. And so I participated with joy in a dance flash mob at New York City’s Washington Square Park as part of the One Billion Rising events this Feb. 14, 2013. Not only is there nothing so Bollywood as a flash dance mob but also the diverse...
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The Politics of Reading: A Love Note for Stephen Ray

April 28, 2013
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By Shannon Craigo-Snell I was weeping in the parking lot. The required seminar in the Ivy League graduate program had just let out for the evening, and I managed to leave the building before losing my composure. We met each week to discuss the classic texts in our field. Roughly one dozen people. Approximately the same number of students and professors. Predominantly male. Almost exclusively white. Here, we were...
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