The F Word

Redefining feminism

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To the woman who put Marissa Alexander in jail

freemarissanow:

Here’s an excerpt from an open letter from Melissa Harris Perry to Florida State Attorney Angela Corey who has said she plans to re-prosecute Marissa Alexander:

We’re still celebrating Marissa’s bond release two days ago and we still want Angela Corey to drop the case against Marissa so she doesn’t have to go through another trial.  But just in case Corey doesn’t do the right thing, donate here to help Marissa win her re-trial!

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Marissa Alexander released from jail in time for Thanksgiving | firstcoastnews.com

freemarissanow:

Marissa is home for now!  We’re so excited!  Thank you so much, amazing supporters!  Your help has been crucial, brilliant, rageful, and clear!  You helped bring her home.

The work is NOT OVER!  We have a trial to help win.  Marissa’s re-trial is set to begin 3/31/14 and will cost over $250,000.  PLEASE DONATE!  We want to raise $20K by Dec 31st.  We can do it!

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Welcome to Columbia!

Welcome to Columbia, new students!

We will be starting meetings soon, and we hope to see you there! (More information on days & times soon)

If you need help around campus (finding classes, hanging out with cool feminist folks, finding safer spaces, etc), don’t hesitate contacting us at fword@loop.colum.edu or joining our Facebook group, The F Word Columbia.

Have a great first week!

<3

- Keisa

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fuckyeahfeminists:

It’s finally here! The Know Your IX campaign has officially launched. So honored to have contributed to this awesome campaign - both financially and volunteering.
What’s Know Your IX?

Know Your IX is a campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX. Armed with information, sexual violence survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’ grievance proceedings and, if Title IX guarantees are not respected, file a complaint against their colleges with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Many of us now know that colleges have a rape problem — not just in the high instances of it, but the subsequent coverups and further traumatization of victims.  But now as my fellow survivor-activists and I have been joining forces we are beginning to fight back and be heard. 
I am so happy to share that Know Your IX is up and running and hopefully will be the resource that I never had when I was dealing with Tufts’ apathy towards my rape  all alone. There truly is strength in numbers.
Many students are getting ready to start school again and/or go back to their campuses. Let’s spread the word about students’ rights. When I reported to Tufts I know the administration used my ignorance of my rights to their benefit and to sweep what they did under the rug. Let’s not give other schools the luxury.

fuckyeahfeminists:

It’s finally here! The Know Your IX campaign has officially launched. So honored to have contributed to this awesome campaign - both financially and volunteering.

What’s Know Your IX?

Know Your IX is a campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX. Armed with information, sexual violence survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’ grievance proceedings and, if Title IX guarantees are not respected, file a complaint against their colleges with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Many of us now know that colleges have a rape problem — not just in the high instances of it, but the subsequent coverups and further traumatization of victims.  But now as my fellow survivor-activists and I have been joining forces we are beginning to fight back and be heard. 

I am so happy to share that Know Your IX is up and running and hopefully will be the resource that I never had when I was dealing with Tufts’ apathy towards my rape  all alone. There truly is strength in numbers.

Many students are getting ready to start school again and/or go back to their campuses. Let’s spread the word about students’ rights. When I reported to Tufts I know the administration used my ignorance of my rights to their benefit and to sweep what they did under the rug. Let’s not give other schools the luxury.

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Anonymous asked: Just wanted to let you all know about a protest happening tomorrow (Fri 5/17) to defend access to Plan B (as you probably know, the Justice Department is trying to overturn a ruling that Plan B be accessible to all women without a prescription). We're meeting at 3pm at Walgreens at State and Randolph and then marching to Obama's campaign headquarters, 130 E. Randolph, at 3:30pm. Sorry for the late notice, but please spread the word!

Thanks for letting us know!

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Submissions for The F Word’s second zine

We will accept everything! (Well, not quite everything… see below.)

Last year our theme was “Redefining Feminism” which is pretty vague. This year’s theme is…. NO THEME. Because I cannot think of a good one. Our spring conference will be about “bridging the gap” so take that as you will. But for the zine itself, you decide what to send and I’ll figure out a theme (maybe) later.

Visual Art (make sure it looks good in black & white)
photography, paintings, illustrations, sculptures, collages, or “talking back” to sexist, racist, ableist, transphobic, homophobic, or generally crappy advertising or media through visual forms.

Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction
Up to 2,000 words. Shorter pieces are encouraged (and frankly have a better chance of being printed) since printing is expensive.

Poetry
No more than 3 pages, double spaced. We’re always looking for more poetry, so please send it our way!!

Book Reviews
Found a super cool book you think we should all read? Maybe it’s a not so great book no one should waste their time reading. Send us your reviews. 50 word max.

Interviews
Query if you have an interview you think we might like.

Surprise us!

If we can scan it and photocopy it, it has a chance of getting into the zine!

What Won’t Get In
MRA rants. And other generally clueless stuff.


Previously published work is fine. Just let us know where it was published so we can let readers know where else to find you.

Send all submissions to fword@loop.colum.edu with the header: Zine Submission (Type of Art). Include your name as you wish it to appear in the zine and if you wish to be contacted by phone, your phone number (if not, your e-mail works). Work should be attached. PDF, JPEG, DOC, DOCX (is there a difference between those last two?) or any other file type people generally already have on their computers.

Hope to hear from you soon!

THE F WORD

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