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  • by Simone Barley-Greenfield on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:19am
    Poet and memoirist Judith Barrington captivated an overflow crowd at her February reading at the Clayman Institute, as she wove her life experiences into an intricate tapestry.  Her strong,...
  • by Krystale E. Littlejohn on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 9:25am
    What are you?  For many people, this question elicits a variety of responses: student, sister, brother, dancer, mother, sports enthusiast.  For ethnically ambiguous people, however, the...
  • by Heidi Thorsen on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:47am
    Religious texts and traditions have been used to motivate social change or to justify a belief-based status quo — based on how these texts have been interpreted.  According to feminist poet and...
  • by Annelise Heinz on Monday, February 27, 2012 - 1:01pm
    Harlem in the 1920s is known for its creative outpouring of art, music, and literature.  A consciously political movement, the...
  • by J. Christian Jensen on Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:05pm
    A Trappist monastery is an icon of male seclusion. Behind the tall stone walls men work on their faith, isolated from a world that pictures them as stern men of unshakable belief and perfect...
  • by Mayukh Sen on Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 12:30pm
    The public responds more openly to comediennes who are non-threatening.  Lucille Ball was so disarming because she was loony.  Diane Keaton’s neurotic, gee-golly persona made her easy to...
  • by Lily Bixler on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 10:18am
    In 1970s Shanghai, Sophia and Nina are digging through a box of family heirlooms when they come across tiny shoes. “What are these?” Sophia says. “They are so tiny.” These are for women with...
  • by Heidi Thorsen on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:21am
    Cherríe Moraga is an artist of multiple identities: playwright, essayist, poet; Chicana, lesbian, mother, feminist, indigenous rights activist.  After many years of writing and over ten years...
  • by Marianne Cooper on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 7:35am
    Filmmaker Abigail E Disney’s latest project began with a simple question, “What if you looked at war as though women mattered?”  Disney’s answer to that question is Women, War & Peace, a...
  • by ELIZABETH ANN SANDERS on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 3:08am
    A visitor attending the final week of Estelle Freedman’s Feminist Studies 101 course might not recognize the class: rather than a traditional lecture, the students stand in Freedman’s place. For this...

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