Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Academic Feminist: Transgender studies & politics: A conversation with Jillian Weiss & Kyla Bender-Baird

TweetWelcome back to the Academic Feminist. In a departure from the usual single-interview format, this edition of the series is presented as a conversation between two scholar activists working on transgender workplace issues: Dr. Jillian Weiss, Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College and Kyla Bender-Baird, doctoral student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate [...]
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Humorless feminists

TweetSamhita, Vanessa, and I had a blast speaking at Tufts University on Monday. While we were there, a couple students introduced us to their Tumblr Humorless Feminists. It follows the basic concept of Tumblrs featuring mash up images, but with feminists. And it’s amazing: Yes. A few more of my favorites after the jump. Tweet
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What We Missed

TweetHip hop activist and DJ Kuttin Kandi (big ups to Queens) is featured in Colorlines with a really powerful interview on her battle with heart disease and the fatphobia that’s come along with it. Missourians are fighting against legislation that would essentially make it legal to bully against LGBT students in the state’s schools. Irin on [...]
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Breaking Quick Hit: Senate votes in favor of VAWA reauthorization bill

TweetThe U.S. Senate just voted in favor of the measure reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with a bipartisan vote of 68-31. Sen. Harry Reid has released a statement: “More than a third of women in this country have been victims of violence, sexual assault or stalking by a partner. Today’s strong bipartisan vote will give [...]
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Tax-funded CPC’s now hiring: Christians only need apply

Tweet With the news that 1 in 2 recent grads are jobless or underemployed, I’m sure many of you are job-hunting or know someone who is. Well, look no further yall! I hear there are some lovely CPCs that are hiring. They are taxpayer funded and can offer you or your job-seeking buds a sure-to-be [...]
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