Tag Archives: Activism

Toward a nuanced, feminist discussion on Venezuela

TweetIf you’re paying attention to international news, you may have noticed that there’s something happening in Venezuela. And depending on what news sources you’re reading, you might be hearing extremely different things. What you’ll have trouble hearing, though, is a nuanced perspective that doesn’t either dismiss or glorify my homeland’s socialist government. So I guess [...]
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Photo of the Day: Pussy Riot attacked with whips and tear gas near Sochi Olympics

TweetAs they tried to record a new protest song near the Olympic Park on Wednesday, Pussy Riot members–including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the formerly imprisoned members who are fresh off a recent visit to the US–were attacked with whips and tear gas by Cossack militia members who are providing security during the Games. Since arriving in Sochi, the group [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Melanie Klein on Yoga and Feminism

TweetWelcome back, Academic Feminists! As an academic feminist and long-time yoga practitioner, I’ve always been fascinated by the connections between yoga and feminism. When a piece published last month on xoJane set off a firestorm surrounding issues of race, gender, and neo-colonialism in Western yoga classrooms, it became clearer than ever that having conversations about [...]
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Quick Hit: Why hasn’t TED ever had a talk about abortion?

Tweet Feministing founder Jessica Valenti has an important piece at The Nation on the rise of corporate feminism–and the dangers it could pose to the movement. She argues that we’re in an exciting moment when feminism is enjoying mainstream popularity like never before. But as “thought leader” projects, like TED Talks, embrace feminist values, they [...]
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TODAY: Support restaurant workers who are #LivingOffTipsNY

Tweet One of my first jobs was at a restaurant inside a beat up casino in South Jersey that doesn’t exist anymore. I was one of two or three women who worked front of the house in a variety of shifts with a majority-male kitchen. I loved the job at the time because I could [...]
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