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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Erica R. Meiners Abstract Using recent work by anti-prison theorists and community-based activists who are working against the prison industrial complex, this article links prison abolition to feminist frameworks to question escalating sex offender registries and community notification laws...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Carrie N. Baker Abstract This essay analyzes the portrayal of sex trafficking in representative dramas and documentaries, both Hollywood and independent films. The majority of these films use a rescue narrative to tell the story of sex trafficking: an innocent and naïve young woman or girl...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 172–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and sexual violence. In this article, I look back at the US feminist “sex wars” as a crucial turning point in feminist thought on sexuality and examine different aspects feminists address when speaking about sexuality. I argue that the multiplicity of levels of thinking sex brought up by US feminists opposes...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
... or undermined Black women’s prominence as thought leaders in the field of sex and sexuality. Despite participating in the development of the field since its inception, Black women’s contributions continue to be marginalized. Furthermore, practical benefits of the knowledge that was gleaned from Black women’s...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ntokozo Yingwana Abstract What does it mean to be an African sex worker feminist? In answering this question this essay draws from two qualitative studies with two African sex worker groups in 2014 and 2015—the South African movement of sex workers called Sisonke, and the African Sex Worker...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2001
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... forty years to the day after the main subject of the interview—the position paper by Mary King and Casey Hayden titled “Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo”—first appeared at the SNCC retreat in Waveland, Mississippi in the fall of 1964. The paper was later published in the April 1966 issue of the pacifist...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of sexual transactions as a liberatory tool for enslaved black women, responses to the digital short shed light upon uncomfortable and complicated interpretations of the role of sex, sexuality, sexual economies, and sexual violence played in black lives during chattel slavery. Situating Tubman at the center...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... These two distinct histories will demonstrate the importance of a discourse on resistance on the border and contribute to mapping the dynamic intersections of sex and gender. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Through her short story, Adichie enacts the dual-sex system that scholars argue is at the basis of Igbo societies: Adichie does this by telling the story from the perspective of her female protagonists. In the process, Adichie makes two points: firstly, there is not a single story about the Igbo past...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., the language and political context that writers have access to in a particular time and place exert significant influence on how they represent sex and sexuality in their work. In this case, it is perhaps not surprising that given their coming of age in Puerto Rico during the mid 1940s and 1960s respectively...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 149–201.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of production. 11 Under this line of thought, capitalism is sex blind; it engages with patriarchy, but gender is not considered part of the structure itself. 12 Therefore the Revolution focused on policies that would integrate women into the public sphere and the means of production to garner economic...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . Chapman Erin D. 2012 . Prove It on Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s . New York : Oxford University Press . Chatelain Marcia . 2015 . South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration . Durham : Duke University Press . “ Counterweights: His Part .” 1923...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Fallen. You are sentenced to your body, your bitter body, your memory. For months you forget, then in the middle of class shame jolts through every vein in your body, driving the breath from you. This becomes such a pattern, you realize the aftermath of hurt is its own form. Sex...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The politics of respectability are challenged in the lyrics of many of these songs. Wanjiru Mbure ( 2013 ) discusses respectability politics in her analysis of social media spaces in Kenya. Her discussion of the sex blog Nairobi Nights , written by a female sex worker in Nairobi, reveals the expectations...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... held no power to interrupt the misogyny that shaped these colonial and postcolonial class and sex relations. She didn’t know then that secrecy would, with totality, characterize her entire life. Shortly afterward, my mother moved with her family to Karachi, West Pakistan, never to return...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
....” 3 They released a more forceful message later that year, in September 2012: Now they have continued capturing our women, this week about seven women were captured and we don’t even know where they are, but they are being held by infidel enemies of Allah. In fact, they are even having sex...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Sadiqi’s first doctoral students, encourages her former mentor to reflect on feminisms in Africa today. When several members of the AFI attended the Decolonizing Feminisms conference at Wits University in August 2016, we had the opportunity to hear a fascinating paper on African sex worker activism...