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  • by J. Christian Jensen on Friday, May 4, 2012 - 12:06pm
    What do women see in the mirror that stares back at them? For some, the body can be a battleground – a site of struggle to wrest control of the female form's portrayal in popular society. While...
  • by Simone Barley-Greenfield on Monday, April 30, 2012 - 2:03pm
    A fantastic discussion gives participants new perspective, and a talk that leaves the audience analyzing the metaphorical significance of even the technical difficulties experienced before the talk...
  • 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...

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