Personal is Political: Memories of My Grandmother

September 30, 2014
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I hope I can live through life's ups and downs like she did, by deeply adoring the happy moments and enduring the bitter ones with dignity.
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“No Climate Justice Without Gender Justice:” Women at the Forefront of the People’s Climate March

September 29, 2014
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By Julie Gorecki “No climate justice without gender justice!” This was the banner slogan at the forefront of the women’s contingency that gathered for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21st in New York City. The message comes from the fact that global warming is most dramatically affecting women, primarily Indigenous women and women of the Global South, with disproportionate strain and suffering caused by unpredictable weather patterns,...
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#FergusonFridays: White Anti-Racism, Social Media, and the Problem of Self-Serving Allying

September 26, 2014
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Since Michael Brown’s murder, the Internet has been abuzz with content focusing on what white people could and should do to counter racism. Others have noted what white people should stop doing, too. Through social media, white anti-racism has become hyper-visible. Personal profile pictures are traded out for images intended to communicate a person’s identification with anti-racism. Posting becomes a way to affirm a person’s commitment to a movement....
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What My Mother Taught Me: Loving Self

September 25, 2014
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By Kimberly George Now in the third decade of my life, I am realizing all the things my mother was right about. She was right about drinking 2 glasses of water every morning. (Proper hydration upon waking will change your day.) She was right about eating more protein (and was way ahead of paleo.) She was right that getting B’s instead of A’s would make one’s life so much...
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Poems by Lisa Ciccarello

September 24, 2014
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from & if I die, make me how you are     It is the sister inside him that makes him slow.   She writes the psalm he tries to hold her back.   The blade is a proposal: how I stayed inside my sister’s voice.  . . . . .   They called me a man & I cut my hair.   I dream of having this servant:...
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Personal is Political: Get Your Hormones Out of My Body

September 23, 2014
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I believe that any safe birth control option should be made available to anyone (male or female) who wishes to exert control over their reproductive capacity. However, hormonal birth control is not for everyone and it is not for me.
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Anti-Imperial Feminist Musings in Morocco

September 22, 2014
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By Zillah Eisenstein I traveled to Fez and Casablanca, Morocco, earlier this month to dialogue with Islamic Feminists there and to see, feel, and stretch myself to and in Northern Africa. What follows are a few thoughts about the complexity of traveling and being from the United States today while also being committed to building coalitions for peace, especially among feminists. And today means now, this urgent moment after...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson & Andrea Plaid at Atheists of Color “Moving Social Justice” Conference

September 20, 2014
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On October 11-12, the People of Color Beyond Faith network and Black Skeptics Group will host the first annual “Moving Social Justice” conference at the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles.  The conference will feature panel discussions on race, intersectionality and atheism; prison pipelining and youth leadership; feminism(s) of color; confronting homophobia and transphobia in the Black Church; and the perspectives of LGBTQ atheists of color.  MSJ is co-organized by...
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“I Am Because We Are: Ferguson, Family & Freedom” #FergusonFridays

September 19, 2014
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“Where one is oppressed, none are free.” So said several of the signs I saw in Ferguson, Missouri, nearly 3-weeks ago today. My trip to Ferguson, both a member of the Feminist Wire team and as a Black Life Matters rider, represents many things for me: activist commitments, civic participation in community, and Black feminist solidarity.  While there are multiple entry points for making sense of my experience in...
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Feminists We Love: Hawa Y. Mire and Luam Kidane of NSOROMMA

September 19, 2014
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When I asked Hawa and Luam who they were, Hawa said: “I’m a storyteller and organizer. My family moved from Somalia and I have grown up in Canada since I was young. Somalia has a rich tradition of oral poetry, entire histories are passed from elder to child in the form of rhythmic storytelling. Hooyo (my mother) told me and my five other siblings stories and Somali folk tales...
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Elementary Feminisms: A Call to Young Women

September 18, 2014
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By Shama Nathan Recently, I came across an old post that had quickly surfaced on Tumblr. The post was discussing the problem with teaching girls “how to avoid rape.” I decided to share this post with a male friend of mine, and his was response was, “If girls continue to dress a certain way, how can you blame a guy who can’t control himself?” Prior to this encounter, social...
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