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  • by Katherine Marino, Natalie Marine-Street, and Alexis Charles on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:10am
    An historian and a filmmaker created an online archive of Chicana feminist thought, beginning with the mementoes stored in their own mothers' offices and expanding to thousands of previously-...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:17am
    Over the last fifty years the composition of the workforce has changed significantly due to an influx of women into the workplace, the delayed retirement of many workers, and the rise in dual-earning...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:16am
    Alice Walker is standing on a small boat, called "The Audacity of Love." The vessel is part of Freedom Flotilla II, an international group of boats protesting Israel’s 2011 blockage of Gaza. Despite...
  • by Tres Pittman on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:12am
    When asked about the difficulties of breaking into the fraternity of Kerouac and Ginsberg as a woman, Diane di Prima took almost no time to formulate an answer, matter-of-factly declaring, “I wasn’t...
  • by Nicole Martin on Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:26pm
    When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing the Panther’s signature black beret, with gun prominently in...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Friday, December 20, 2013 - 8:54am
    During the 2013 political protests in Turkey, the Prime Minister's manhood became embroiled in controversy. Supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proclaimed him to be a “true...
  • by Natalie Marine-Street on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 2:00pm
    In April 1933, an anxious nation watched Ruby Bates walk through the door of an Alabama courtroom. Two years earlier, near the town of Scottsboro, Bates and another white woman had charged nine black...
  • by Electra Colevas on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 9:25am
    Before school starts and leaves begin to fall, read a great book—one that inspires discussion and debate. As in July and August, we’ve recommended a couple books and included thought-provoking...
  • by Nicole Martin on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:33am
    In North Carolina, a sheriff told a cohabiting dispatcher that she would lose her job unless she got married. In Michigan, a judge denied visitation rights to a divorced father because he had a live-...
  • by Adrienne Rose Johnson on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 9:25am
    It was 1884, and Reverend Gravatt had come to enroll the Lakota children in boarding school. Their mother viewed it as abduction, but Gravatt saw it as a caring act of assimilation. Writing in his...

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