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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code. Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.” Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do. Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever. The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of [...]
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Happy Birthday, Audre Lorde

Tweet Love is a word another kind of open— As a diamond comes into a knot of flame I am black because I come from the earth’s inside Take my word for jewel in your open light. (“Coal,” 1997) The late activist, poet, novelist, and essayist Audre Lorde would have been 79 today. Celebrate her [...]
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Obama taps gay Latino poet for 2nd inauguration

TweetSometimes good news comes with bad news.  First the bad, which is the rather disappointing news that an anti-gay preacher will give the benediction at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration. Back in the mid-1990s Pastor Louie Giglio promoted that ex-gay therapy nonsense and railed against homosexuality in sermons.  You would think after Pastor Rick Warren, the [...]
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Paper-mache Princess.

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetWork starts at nine. Not enough light to blend this illusion, Not enough time. I blend just enough to be effortless, But not so much that I’m revealed. My pale skin hiding beneath the layers, Waiting to be accepted, not to be concealed. I live as these other people, Laminated, polished and frozen. But somehow [...]
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Step right up, job creators

TweetGwen Moore is a Democratic Congresswoman representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, a staunch defender of reproductive freedom, a woman who school you if you try to couch your anti-choice views in faux-concern about “Black genocide,” and now, it seems, a poet. Here she is reading a poem of her own writing, called “Job Creators.” Transcript [...]
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