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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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetCheck out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors. On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, meet the side of Parks they don’t teach you about: anti-rape organizer and investigator. Woman is forcibly sedated, forced to undergo [...]
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“Women in my family have been shrinking for decades”

TweetStart your morning with this breathtaking poem by Lily Myers of Wesleyan University. It will wake you the fuck up, in more ways than one. Transcript below the jump. Tweet
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Case of 11 year old girl shows we shouldn’t use BMI testing in schools to shame kids

TweetAn 11 year old girl in Florida was given a health assessment at school by the Collier County Health Department. The assessment included a BMI (Body Mass Index) test and the results came back that she was overweight. She was sent home with a letter that included the dangers of being overweight and stated she was [...]
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Should we do away with beauty pageants?

TweetOur girl Courtney Martin says yes. In the Times’s Room for Debate, Courtney calls them outdated, and says they perpetuate the harmful idea that success in the real world depends on a woman’s ability to be a very particular kind of beautiful: Let’s face it: the most beautiful women you’ve ever encountered would be total [...]
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