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A quasi-academic look at Feminism, politics & race relations through the lens of a 20-something year old Nigerian American who was born & raised up in the (still) segregated south but has relocated to the "liberal" yet historic & traditional north.
This blog is my space for an interdisciplinary examination of race, gender, class, sexuality - all things intersectional & multi-dimensional.
Feminism the way I see it...

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I’m going over and reviewing for a final I have today… and realized how interesting these articles are. If anyone would like to read any of them, send me your email & the article (or reply below). Some of them already have links… [yay procrastinating!]

now back to “studying” for finals. grumble, grumble, grumble

4/5 Gender and Violence

Perry, Barbara. 2009. “Doing Gender and Doing Gender Inappropriately,”

Crenshaw, Kimberle. 1991. “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality”

4/19 Bodies and Popular Culture

Milkie. “Social Comparisons, Reflected Appraisals, and Mass Media: The Impact of Pervasive Beauty Images on Black and White Girls’ Self-Concepts.”

Banks, Ingrid. 2004. “Why Hair Still Matters,”

Morgan, Kathryn 1991. “Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women’s Bodies.”

4/21 Bodies and Popular Culture

Fitts, Mako. 2008. “’Drop It like It’s Hot:’ Culture Industry Laborers and Their Perspectives on Rap Music.” 

 4/26 Reproduction

Kristin Luker, “Motherhood and Morality in America”

 Angela Davis, “Racism, Birth Control, and Reproductive Rights,”

Greenhalgh, Susan. 2001. “Fresh Winds in Beijing: Chinese Feminists Speak Out on the One-Child Policy and Women’s Lives.”

4/28 Gender and the State

Haney, Lynne. 1996. “Homeboys, Babies, Men in Suits: The State and the Reproduction of Male Dominance.”

Orloff, Ann Shola. 1993. “Gender and the Social Rights of Citizenship: The Comparative Analysis of Gender Relations and Welfare States.”

5/3 Feminism in the United States

The Combahee River Collective Statement (

The Redstockings Manifesto (

The National Organization of Women’s Statement of Purpose, 1966 (

“The ‘Feminist’ Mystique: Feminist Identity in Three Generations of Women.”

5/6 Gender and Social Change

“In Sweden, Men Can Have It All,” New York Times, June 9, 2010 (

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