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Gender News Articles: Art and Literature

Jul 26 2014 | Posted In: Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion
In 1993, Piper Kerman carried a bag of drug money from Chicago to Brussels.   Ten years later, two men knocked on Piper Kerman’s door.  The two men were U.S Customs officers. She had been indicted in federal court for drug smuggling and money laundering. That knock began her unexpected “journey...
May 27 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Art and Literature, History
Two years ago, Bill Gates famously proclaimed that he didn’t understand how anyone could donate money “to build a new wing for a museum rather than spend it on preventing illnesses that can lead to blindness.” Such frivolity, he suggested, was morally equivalent to blinding one percent of the...
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...

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