Tag Archives: Activism

The Feministing Five: Emma Sulkowicz

TweetEmma Sulkowicz is my new favorite feminist artist, having displaced Frida and Queen Bey. This past week, Emma debuted her senior art thesis, “Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight,” in the midst of her first week of her senior year at Columbia University in New York. For those of you who need a refresher, Emma has [...]
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Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress

TweetCue a lump in your throat. Responding to the call to “carry the weight together,” fellow students helped Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia senior who is lugging her mattress everywhere while her rapist remains on campus, carry it from the courtyard to her class yesterday.  Tweet
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Self-care Edition

TweetIt has been, to put it lightly, a rough news week. It has been, to put it beyond lightly, a rough news summer. As we roll into fall, the load doesn’t seem likely to lighten. In her column this week at On Being, Feministing Editor Emeritus Courtney Martin asks how consumers of the news who [...]
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The Feministing Five: Mallika Dutt

TweetGlobal activist Mallika Dutt is passionately committed to ending violence against women and girls. As she sees it, “Gender violence against women is a human rights issue and it’s the biggest human rights pandemic on this planet. Bar none.  It is imperative that everyone understands their role and place in doing something.” Since founding Breakthrough, [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lori Brown

TweetGenerally, when I find myself using the word “space” within feminist conversations, I usually mean Space, a type of catch all phrase that includes “community,” “culture,” and any theoretical premise I’m pretending to have learned in undergrad. Luckily for us though, Lori Brown explores how feminists can use design, buildings, public policy, and politics to [...]
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