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Posts Tagged With ‘ feminism ’

 

Check Out Hillary Susz’s New Single: “Pollution”

July 4th, 2016

Good news! Hillary Susz has a new single, just released, and it’s called “Pollution.” The folk music resurgence is still going strong, but you probably haven’t heard a take on this familiar genre like Hillary’s. She’s a formally trained poet, originally from Spokane, Washington, who currently teaches and studies fiction at CU Boulder. With such an extensive writing background, you know that means you’re in for some tightly-spun and surprising lyrics: “Her hands are like pollution / Though not like trash / more like a purple sky / A shiny foil wrapper  / that holds me hold me... Read More

The Fight for Gender-Neutral Cafés in Pakistan

November 18th, 2015

A group of bold women in Pakistan are fighting to desegregate public spaces, one cup of chai at a time. Roadside tea stalls or coffee shops in Pakistan—known as “dhabas”—are generally unwelcoming to female patrons. In various parts of Southern Asia, it is culturally unacceptable for women to frequent public spaces or communal spots regularly. In these painfully patriarchal rural and urban communities, women are not encouraged to socialize publicly or move around on their own freely. But Desi feminists are fighting against these sexist standards by claiming typically segregated places like... Read More