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How Our Feminist History Can Help Our Feminist Present & Future

June 11th, 2019

Movies like Suffragette, Hidden Figures and The Battle of the Sexes may inspire us with their exhilarating depictions of our historical comrades in feminist arms, but too often they oversimplify, if not overlook entirely, the key factors that have forged feminist progress in the course of history. It’s important to recognize and examine what has, […]

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Feminism: The Good F-Word (Despite Its Bad Reputation)

November 15th, 2018

Before we explore films from a feminist perspective, we need to synchronize our understanding of what feminism is (and isn’t). I am forever hearing people use and abuse it in ways to suggest that word does not mean what they think it means. It’s time we fix that. Nigerian Author CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHE, in her […]

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