Seeing the amount of praise given this book by progressives and conservatives alike, it seems like smug and self-righteous really sells. Or, perhaps it’s that whole journalistic idea if it bleeds, it leads that works to capture the reader’s attention with this book. Or maybe, just maybe, Westerners really know that little about the world outside our borders and the fight for gender equality within and without those borders—and this book actually makes them care.
As much as I wish that I could say I liked this book because it brings attention to the war against women the world over, I cannot. The book is full of ‘controlling images’ of the poor that are politically useful in a Western context. It’s a heavy-handed, exploitative look at the monolithic ‘third world woman’ … Read the full review.
Hey, I’m currently taking a Chicana Lit class in college and was wondering if you knew of any Chicana writers who write about domestic violence? | Anonymous // //
Hi there! I’m sorry to say that nothing really comes to mind. I’ll do some research and if something comes up I’ll be sure to post it. Anyone have any suggestions for Anon? | Fuck Yeah Chicana Writers // //
I immediately think of Sandra Cisneros and Woman Hollering Creek| montesireland
QUAC is an Orange County (UCI)-based zine project dedicated to archiving and distributing queer/trans voices, histories, experiences, knowledge(s), and survival tactics in the face of violent silencing within public space and dominant culture. As QUAC has become more established within the zine…
This is a compilation of resources for female-assigned-at-birth (FAAB), non-male identified people who want top surgery. This document will include a list of surgeons who are willing to perform top surgery on genderqueer/non-male-identified people,…
A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE: MAY 17, 2012 | The Section of Family Planning & Contraceptive Research and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
at The University of Chicago invite paper proposals for a one-day conference exploring youth engagement with reproductive health services, to be held at The University of Chicago on Thursday, May 17, 2012. This conference will examine the barriers and facilitators that shape young people’s access to reproductive health services and the resulting outcomes, focusing on the experiences of youth under the age of 25 and underserved youth.