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Gender News Articles: Art and Literature

May 15 2014 | Posted In: Art and Literature, Feminism, Technology
Can taking a selfie be a feminist act? The answer to this question, according to Stanford professor Peggy Phelan, lies at the intersection of feminist art and photography.
Mar 20 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Unconscious Bias
Can pornography be political? Can it be anti-racist? Maybe even feminist? Film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu answers with a resounding YES. At a Stanford talk, Shimizu argued that feminist porn is not only possible, but it is also a genre that challenges and electrifies typical, mainstream...
Feb 13 2014 | Posted In: Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, History, Intersectionality
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 the dangers of the conflict zone, this is not the first time Walker has travelled to Gaza to promote...
Feb 11 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Art and Literature
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 a woman; I was a beatnik.” 
Mar 23 2013 | Posted In: Art and Literature, Leadership
Filming online education videos typically involves placing a camera at the back of a noisy lecture hall and taping a professor giving a fifty-minute lecture. The resulting product offers little intimacy between the online viewer and the professor.