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Follow Friday: Dr. Alexis P. Gumbs

By Mali Collins All feminists have those who they consider their foremothers: Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sourjourner Truth, bell hooks, Donna Haraway, Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, and many, many more. But the new wave of feminist scholarship, and scholar activists is booming, and many people are already paving the way…

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Why can’t I be a female sports fan?

By Storm Blitz My graduate research and my interests have normally been focused on college athletics, primarily policies and leadership. However, recently, I have been encountering situations that demoralize the female sport fan. NFL Mobile from Verizon has a new campaign called #FOMOF (Fear Of Missing Out On Football). They are funny. They show men…

Veronica Brown and her father Dusten Brown play with geese at their home in Nowata, Oklahoma.

Cultural genocide and White privilege

By Heidi Skallet This blog post, upon my final review, comes across as rambling. But I hope it makes sense. Please comment if it doesn’t and I will try to clarify. As a kid I knew I had minor amounts of Ojibwe in my paternal ancestry. Since I was learning what it meant to be…

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Pop Culture Thursday

By Emma Dahlgren For this week’s pop culture Thursday, I am going to talk about three books written by women that I am super excited to read! The Help: I know, I know, I should’ve totally read this book already. And I’ve already watched the movie, so that’s even worse. But nevertheless, this book is totally…

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Seven Words

By Sam White Daily Prompt: Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be? Vulnerability  That space between what I am familiar with And what I do not know I will not tread lightly I will go boldly. Community Not…

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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! 1. Read: Germany adopts third gender law 2. Upcoming Event: Call to Action Conference 2013: Movements, Milestones, & Momentum (Nov. 9 & 10) 3. View: Melissa Harris-Perry Show – What happens when women take the mic 4. Learn about a cause/organization: Backbone Zone 5.…

The Body is Not an Apology

Follow Friday: 3 Must See Sites/Projects

By Bri Lopez This Friday, consider checking out The Body is Not an Apology. Founder Sonya Renee Taylor, an established and renowned poet and activist runs the organization with the help of many volunteers and interns. The group works to end all forms of fatphobia,  body terrorism, racism, various forms of shaming (slut shaming, fat…