TFW’s Co-Founder Tamura A. Lomax, to Speak at Barnard College

February 8, 2014
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Transnational Feminist Practices

TFW Co-Founder and Managing Editor Tamura Lomax will be speaking at the Locations of Learning: Transnational Feminist Practices conference hosted by the Barnard College Center for Research on Women on Saturday, February 22. Tamura and will be discussing “Digital Engagement in Transnational Feminisms” with Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh (ZananTV) and Catherine Sameh (moderator) in order to examine “how online engagement impacts their work and strategies for developing their scholarship outside of academic walls.” This discussion will...
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Feminists We Love: Farah Tanis

February 7, 2014
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Farah Tanis

Farah Tanis is a transnational feminist and human rights activist. She is co-founder and Executive Director of the Black Feminist Organization Black Women’s Blueprint. She launched and Chairs the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. ever to focus on Black women and their historical and contemporary experiences with sexual assault.
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TFW on The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

February 7, 2014
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The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

This March, Palgrave MacMillan will publish The Cultural Impact of Kanye West (edited by Julius Bailey), which features “An Examination of the Kanye West Higher Education Trilogy” by Heidi R. Lewis, TFW Associate Editor and Assistant Professor of Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College, and “You got Kanyed: Seen But Not Heard” by David J. Leonard, TFW Associate Editor and Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University....
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Help Wanted: Sexual Harassment and the Restaurant Industry

February 7, 2014
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By Jennifer McGreevey   On my second day of waitressing at Athen’s Kitchen*, it rained. “It sucks cock,” said my boss, Baldios*, barely understandable due to his heavy Greek accent. “Days like this, they suck cock.” Statements like these were not uncommon from the manager of the popular Forest Hills, N.Y. eatery, where the objectification of women quietly goes unnoticed by its customers. For many women, sexual harassment in...
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Personal is Political: Nationhood is Both Inside of Me and Outside of Me

February 6, 2014
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Indigenous Nationhood Movement

By Lynn Gehl, Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe As an Indigenous woman, I am really grateful for the opportunity to talk about what nationhood means to me.  As an Algonquin Anisinaabe-kwe, the Idle No More effort and the Indigenous Nationhood Movement provide me with a renewed sense of hope.  They are as complementary as their common acronyms imply. Some people very cleverly talk about nationhood through the motivational slogan of “reclaim, rename, and...
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Black Female Too-Muchness: Between Hypersexual Norms and Respectable Exceptions

February 6, 2014
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By Janell Hobson Ten years ago, pop star Janet Jackson received the brunt of public outrage – which culminated in FCC fines – when Justin Timberlake boldly ripped off part of the bodice from her costume, thus exposing her breast before the world during a performance at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.  I had written about the incident in Venus in the Dark, in which I had noted: “That...
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Necessary Memories: Trayvon Martin’s Birthday and George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match

February 5, 2014
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Necessary Memories: Trayvon Martin’s Birthday and George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match

Sometimes there are things you just can’t forget.  Today would have been his birthday. Today, we know that our criminal justice and legal systems, our human relations, and our ways of being are both positively and negatively shaped by the various notions of race, class, gender and other forms of identification that circulate among us. But it is also true that we Americans have failed to discern and exorcise...
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A Call to Action for Women of Color in Academia

February 5, 2014
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A Call to Action for Women of Color in Academia

A Review of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia By Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde Women of color in academia are at a crucial crossroad. Within the inherently biased and unwelcoming academic culture, compounded by massive budgetary cuts and trends towards corporatization in universities nationwide, underrepresented groups increasingly find themselves targets of bullying, harassment, and dismissal. Sadly, the vast majority continue to endure the violent onslaught...
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Three Poems by Joy KMT

February 5, 2014
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By Joy KMT       Renisha McBride   Even now you are being explained away your body laid on the coffee table and autopsied again and again, like a game of operation only you can’t tell us when we have touched the truth   the dead are the most vulnerable of us all your parents most certainly have pulled out the stories of you which showcase the ways...
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Personal is Political: What’s it Like?

February 4, 2014
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loving differently

By Rosa Cabrera      After the first and last time we slept together, she asked, “So what’s it like to be the third?”      I wondered if she was trying to read my intentions.      “I used to be in your place,” she continued. “It was nice to be able to walk in, live out my fantasies, walk out.”      Was it hard for her...
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Op-Ed: Why Does “Gender” Mean No Pay?

February 3, 2014
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By Dean Laplonge It’s not unusual for me to be approached by resource companies for advice. My research and work explore the topic of gender in male-dominated industries like mining, and oil and gas. And gender has become something of a buzz-focus in these industries. I received such an invitation the other day from a mining company. This invitation started out by indicating that the company was “very interested”...
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