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Youth Social Enterprise: SOUL Line

“It is our duty to fight It is our duty to win We must love and protect each other We have nothing to lose but our chains” Assata Shakur This is the second in a series of three blog posts highlighting S.O.U.L. Sisters’ work. To read the first post, please click here Every SOUL Sisters gathering, […]

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The Missing Ms. Santa

 Many children in Western cultures are raised on the notion that Santa Claus is a large, Caucasian man who spends one glorious evening a year flying around to deliver to the good children of the world their gifts for Christmas. This can be a charming, heartwarming tale for families to explain the sudden appearance of […]

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20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

A new study, Gender Bias Without Borders, was released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media this week. Conducted by Dr. Stacy Smith and a team at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, it looks at 120 films in the 10 most profitable film markets, globally. These films, rated G, PG, or […]

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Hey White Feminists: Don’t Forget About Women Of Color

To those who bother with the matter at all know that it’s not really a secret that feminism has an exclusion problem. Pauline Terrelonge Stone writes in “Feminists Consciousness and Black Women” that racism is so ingrained in American culture and so entrenched among white women that black females have been reluctant to admit that anything affecting the white female could also affect them.” The cries of exclusion and marginalization are prevalent even while they are ignored. We need to acknowledge that uncomfortable fact and work within that discomfort to create change.

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Finding the Past in the Present

This has been re-posted with permission from the Spring 2007 issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online. Deborah Siegel is creator of the group blog Girl w/Pen and the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild. If you have signed on to this issue of the Barnard Center for Research on […]

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