Tag Archives: Economics

Beyond “the DSK maid”: Nafissatou Diallo breaks her silence in Newsweek

TweetIn the context of the range of misogynistic, xenophobic, and classist coverage that has been associated with the high-profile rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund and presidential hopeful in France, the Newsweek scoop detailing Nafissatou Diallo’s story is an improvement in some ways (which is, mind you, not [...]
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Scandal turns into opportunity for first female IMF chief

TweetIt was announced yesterday that French finance minister Christine Lagarde has been chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was forced to resign after his arrest for sexual assault. Until the US announced it’s support for Lagarde yesterday morning, it was unclear whether she or Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens would [...]
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Academic feminists pay my mortgage

TweetMuch has been said and written about the academic-activist feminist divide. Some of us, such as our very own Samhita, have written about the ways in which academic feminism actually serves as a site of transformation. Others, including myself, have expressed feeling alienated by some of the more esoteric language and theoretical posturing that goes [...]
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Woman tipped to replace DSK at IMF is a CBA

Tweet CBA – my sister’s initials, but also, a handy acronym for Complete Bad Ass. The CBA in question is Christine Lagarde, the trailblazing French Minister of Economic Affairs. Lagarde, a lawyer by training, is the first woman to hold that post, and the first woman to helm a G8 economy. Before that, she was [...]
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BP oil disaster, one year later

TweetIt’s been a year since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and as such, seems a fitting time to check out the incredible Naomi Klein talking about the larger implications. Klein is working on a book related to this topic. Can. Not. Wait. And for more for what it’s been like for [...]
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