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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for this gathering was to have a major intervention: in the twenty-first century, Black/Afro-descendent women need to conspire. We understand a conspiracy to be an act of love and care; a search for equity and equality; an affirmation of our beauty; a commitment to guaranteeing access to food, education and health...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that claim control over the access and representation of Chicana/o histories and imagine queer futures through queer archives and archival practices. The affective and political possibilities of these queer archives further discourse of the interdisciplinary archival turn. U.S. multiethnic literature...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Joyce C. Follet Abstract This essay offers a historical overview of African American women’s efforts to gain access to contraception, from the early stirrings of the campaign to legalize birth control in the 1910s to the eve of mass movements for racial equality and women’s rights in the 1960s...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of a globalized economy in at least two distinct but related ways. One is certainly in relation to issues of demography and access; in the deindustrializing economy of the United States, the university is complicit in the maintenance of wealth and resource inequities in a variety of ways. Thus, the question...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the goal of safety that these registries advance. Part two builds on this foundation to use current shifts in the juvenile justice system to investigate how race, class, and gender complicate who has access to the protected categories of childhood and motherhood, and to the characteristic of innocence...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the interconnectedness of citizenship, sexuality, race, and bodily integrity in the Jamaican context, while also critically reflecting on those circumstances under which access to sexual rights is either granted or denied. I argue that a focus on women's sexual citizenship in literature expands formal notions...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of indigenous midwives at the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camps cogently explained, water—whether amniotic fluid, drinking water, or rivers and oceans—must be a core aspect of feminist freedom struggles because “we’re all downriver at some point.” 1 From ending forced sterilization or forced pregnancy...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... The obsession of the colonial gaze with penetrating the veiled native women in their inaccessible harems finds closure in its access to bare-breasted, poor, native models and their enactment of exotic rituals in costumes provided by the photographer in exchange for money (Alloula 1986 , xiv). The sexual...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
... on state intervention and on the CDT. Marked deficiencies in the medical institution make access to satisfactory health care unlikely. And perhaps the most striking deficiency was the absence of a maternity ward. The CDT had not been envisioned to allow for birthing on the island. The situation, according...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 136–146.
Published: 01 April 2020
... speech, focused on women’s education and rights. As an upper-class Javanese woman, Kartini had unique access to a Dutch education and her Dutch social networks led to the posthumous publication of her work and letters by J. H. Abendanon, a colonial official (Rutherford 1993 : 23–24; Taylor 2003 : 296...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and cultural work—which the black lives movement rejects—than about a different leader fulfilling his role. 8 “What We Believe,” Black Lives Matter, blacklivesmatter.com/about/what-we-believe/ (accessed October 20, 2017). 9 Ferguson ( 2012 ) demonstrates how universities incorporate racial...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 471–479.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to rely upon, nor do we have even the minimal access to resources and power that groups who possess any of these types of privilege have.” 1 Within this statement we were instructed about the dangers of sexual politics under patriarchy and about their belief that the sexual politics within patriarchy...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... actively involved in their communities with the sole purpose of racial uplift. They felt that it was their duty to help their impoverished brethren and believed that access to birth control was the key to the economic and social mobility and self-determination of the African American community as a whole...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Adriana Medeiros offers a vivid glimpse into what many consider a watershed moment in the Afro-Brazilian feminist movement. 1 See http://www.marchadasmulheresnegras.com/#!manifesto/c15t1 ; accessed on November 16, 2015. Afro-Latin American feminism black women’s movements Afro-descendant...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the specific details of conflicts which sooner or later will emerge on their own. This same context shapes the lives of single mothers who have no access to decent employment, nor decent housing, much less to a dignified life for themselves and their children. Statistically, between 15 and 25 percent...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 296–308.
Published: 01 November 2018
... challenges specific to African women. The location of the conference in 1985 not only allowed African women to play a key role in organizing the conference, forum, and activities surrounding it, but the accessibility of the location enabled women from many African nations to attend the conference and lead...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in the exploitation of workers. It denies workers access to decision-making and resources that are key to their survival. As movements before us have recognized, capitalism is rooted in patriarchy, white supremacy, and imperialism (Blackwell 2015 ; Chase 2015 ; Flora 1984 ; Hobson 2016 ; hooks 1984 ; Sierra...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., after already knowing about menstruation and pregnancy, with pads at home and access to a phone to call my mother. Unlike many other girls, I was not worried that I would miss school. I had pads to manage my menstrual flow, but many girls do not. This is not complicated. The reason girls need...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., Evelyne Trouillot, Nathan H. Dize, and Maylei Blackwell, which punctuate the issue not as sidebars but as illuminations of transnational feminist concerns. 1 “Thinking Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute 2014,” Ohio State University, accessed March 20, 2019. https://frontiers.osu.edu/tfsi...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 13–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and it doesn’t matter to me that they make my life uncomfortable—that’s what I find thrilling. And, when I no longer find it thrilling to be in the presence of people who are at odds with the status quo , then it’s time for me to retire. I also enjoy immensely the variety of approaches to which we have access...