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Luisa Steur: A Women’s Wall against the fascist menace in Kerala? Some less-comfortable observations

Focaal Web Editor , January 20th, 2019

On New Year’s Day, the world was treated to the spectacle of a 640-kilometer-long “Women’s Wall” in Kerala (South India). This human chain of more than five million…


I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

Acquanda Stanford , December 18th, 2018

[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi –…

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Sex workers may unionise – but can prostitutes? The case of Sindicato OTRAS

laura agustin , November 26th, 2018

Last week a Madrid tribunal declared that sex workers can unionise but prostitutes can’t – or that’s what it comes down to. Sindicato OTRAS was granted conventional union…

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Decolonizing Primatology: Part I

Anthropology365 , November 19th, 2018

We all have texts that are formative in our academic, professional, spiritual, personal, mental, and philosophical lives. There are a few books that I can point to as…

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Survivors of sexual violence need #supportnotsuspicion

cultureandcapitalismblog , November 6th, 2018

by Hannah Rose   Last Thursday night, the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut delivered 30,000 sheets of paper marked ‘confidential’ to the door of the Crown Prosecution Service,…

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Are podcasts a wasteland? (with a post script about Kurt Wagner)

Grant , October 31st, 2018

This image of Rebecca Walker is from the Wikipedia entry for Third Wave Feminism (I can’t find an attribution for the image on this page or the one…

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Book Review: Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles by Imaobong D. Umoren

Rose Deller , October 1st, 2018

In Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles, Imaobong D. Umoren traces the lives of three black women activist-intellectuals—Una Marson, Paulette Nardal and Es…

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Back to Barcelona: Migration and Sex Work

laura agustin , May 17th, 2018

In the late 90s I created an email listserv called Industria del Sexo for migrants and sex workers to discuss issues in any Romance language (excluding English was…

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Grid girls and the Presidents Club: Women and sexist jobs

laura agustin , April 12th, 2018

In 1995, my friend’s 17-year-old daughter Ermina was looking for work in Santiago, Chile. The obvious job available to her was posing in a short skirt beside cars…

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Strike4Decrim on Women’s ‘Day’ Soho 8 March 2018

laura agustin , March 12th, 2018

I was glad to be able to participate in the Strike4Decrim events on the evening of 8 March – International Women’s Day. In general I’m no fan of…

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Being a (feminist) killjoy – he or me?

standplaatswereld , March 5th, 2018

TRIGGER WARNING: This article, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. Girl I want to make you…

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The New Abolitionist Model

laura agustin , December 20th, 2017

The New Abolitionist Model By Laura Agustín, was published in Jacobin Magazine 6 December 2017. I wrote this after reading Julie Bindel’s new book but my thoughts are…

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A Tale of Two (Ad) Campaigns

Alma Gottlieb , October 10th, 2017

For a while, the mega-global corporation, Unilever — owner of Dove beauty products — spoke thoughtfully to the world’s women. The 13-year-long “Real Beauty” campaign that…

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Paying for sex in Graham Greeneland: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , June 19th, 2017

The other day I lightly said It’s a blokey thing to a young person who replied That’s a sexist thing to say! The next day another young person heard me use…

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Paying for sex in Graham Greeneland: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , June 19th, 2017

The other day I lightly said It’s a blokey thing to a young person who replied That’s a sexist thing to say! The next day another young person heard me use…

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Book Forum–Elizabeth A. Wilson’s Gut Feminism by Alexandra Sarkozy

Alexandra Sarkozy , June 12th, 2017

Elizabeth Wilson’s Gut Feminism revisits feminism’s traditionally antagonistic engagement with biology with a call to reposition the body in feminist thought. As Wilson critically explores relationsh…


Black Women’s Food Work is from the Future

A. Reese , April 14th, 2017

Ashanté M. Reese, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College  When I think about being a Black girl from the future, my mind goes to the contradiction that…


An Anthropologist at the Women’s March on Washington, Part 2: The Posters

Alma Gottlieb , March 1st, 2017

  Photo by Alma Gottlieb   Women (and some men) with signs, as far as the eye could see. In my first post about the Women’s March of…

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When Feminism Starts in Fifth Grade

Alma Gottlieb , February 16th, 2017

Can ten-year-olds be feminists? Absolutely. This group of fifth graders just voted to forfeit their basketball season unless their co-ed team is allowed to compete, girls included. Feminism…

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Harriette Richards , February 16th, 2017

Fashion is deeply expressive of social and individual identities, and thus, changes in fashion trends reveal much about changes in culture. This contention is a familiar one within…



Gabriela Torres , January 19th, 2017

Politics, law and global agendas all actively shape the kinship bonds that are formed and sometimes dissolved in marriage. To study marriage― what it is across cultures, how…


“Notes on a Balinese Cockfight” and Donald Trump by Veronica Davidov

Veronica Davidov , January 16th, 2017

Shortly after the election, I taught “Notes on a Balinese Cockfight” to my Anthropological Theory class, as I always do, at that point in the semester. By then…


CFP: Feminist Food Studies: Exploring Intersectionality

foodanthro , December 4th, 2016

Yet another call for abstracts that will no doubt be of great interest to readers of FoodAnthropology: EDITED COLLECTION CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FEMINIST FOOD STUDIES: EXPLORING INTERSECTIONALITY What…


An Open Letter to My Grandchildren

Alma Gottlieb , November 9th, 2016

Dear Dean and Mona,   At four years old and ten months old, you are both too young to understand why the grown-ups around you keep talking about…

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