Call for Submissions: TFW Forum on “Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism within Feminisms” {Deadline MAR 31}

via The Feminist Wire Recent critiques of “white feminist” silence surrounding the misogynist attack against nine-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis, coupled with – what seems to be – a ubiquitous and ever-growing culture of indifference regarding violence against women of color in general, and “white feminist” taciturnity and/or insensitivity in light of the same, in […]

Abused & Violated: What It’s Like Being a Teen Girl

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Abused & Violated: What It’s Like Being a Teen Girl The violations started small. I was 12, fairly tall with brand new boobs. My mother wouldn’t let me buy “real bras” for a long time. It didn’t occur to me that was weird until boys in my class started advising me to “stop wearing sports […]

On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them

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On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them Ok, so this isn’t really about my breasts. It’s about Dawn Holland’s breasts. Well, I guess it is kind of about my breasts, and Holland’s and every other woman’s. Let me explain. Holland was recently asked to leave an Applebee’s restaurant for breastfeeding her son… …discreetly… […]

The Truth About Pregnancy After Rape {CNN}

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Shauna R. Prewitt is a lawyer in Chicago. She is the author of “Giving Birth to a ‘Rapist’s Child’: A Discussion and Analysis of the Limited Legal Protections Afforded to Women Who Become Mothers Through Rape,” written for the Georgetown Law Journal. The Truth About Pregnancy After Rape {CNN} Chicago, Illinois (CNN) — When I was in […]