“Studies show when women speak up at work, they are more likely to be interrupted and less likely to be credited for their contributions. As a result, women speak up less than their male counterparts. However “manterrupting” and “bropropriating” don’t just harm women. The pattern stifles teamwork and holds back innovation.”
Throughout their history in America, women and girls of African descent have been routinely subjected to racism, patriarchy, sexism and other forms of gender oppression, denied jobs and equal access to health services, among other problems. Join us for a discussion with members of the Black Autonomy Federation Women’s Commission about why black women must assert their right to independently organize around and address issues of specific concern to them.
Published on Apr 18, 2013
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Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This poem was awarded Best Love Poem at the tournament.
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The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts republished this conversation between iconic Black thinkers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde on their Tumblr page. The conversation took place at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and was was originally published in ESSENCE in 1984.
The dialogue reveals the importance of recognizing that shared racial histories cannot overshadow the divergent gendered histories between Black men and women.
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, returned to Cornell March 7, 2013 for a conversation about literature, politics and, especially, language. She answered questions posed to her by longtime friend and colleague Claudia Brodsky, a professor of comparative literature at Princeton University.
This edition of the Academic Feminist features Tanisha C. Ford, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tanisha’s work on fashion and social movements is at the intersection of race, sexuality, gender, and body politics, producing what she describes as “Haute Couture Intellectualism.” Tanisha joins the Academic Feminist to discuss how these themes shape her book project, what she learned teaching a course on Feminisms & Fashion, and the centrality of scholar-activism in her on– and off–line work.
- Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Ainee Fatima (racialicious.com)
- Why I Was Afraid To Call Myself A Feminist (thegloss.com)
- Fashion is a feminist issue (vancouverobserver.com)
- The Great WD Experience* (kangkongmonsterrr.wordpress.com)
- Black History Month Spotlight: Tanisha Ward – Classical Singer & Realtor (dangerouslee.biz)
- I Can Remain Silent No Longer (msatheists.org)
- Feminist Roots – How I Became A Radical (jmuwomensstudentcaucus.wordpress.com)
- Breast feeding, activism and elitism (peskyfeminist.com)
- Feminist rejects Abbott ‘misogynist’ tag (news.theage.com.au)
- What’s the cutting edge of feminist science fiction today? Your chance to sound off! (io9.com)