RE/VISIONIST staff interviewed at Elevate Difference

The fine folks at Elevate Difference published an interview with the RE/VISIONIST staff this holiday weekend. Lizzy Shramko, reviewer for ED, contacted us over the summer and asked us about our process, our aims as a publication, how we deal with the limitations of academia, our simultaneous celebration and wariness of the term “feminism,” and more. Thank you to Lizzy for asking such great questions, … Continue reading RE/VISIONIST staff interviewed at Elevate Difference

Rice University: Recommendation letters costing women jobs

Via Feministing. A new study sponsored by the National Science Foundation and conducted by Rice University professors—Michelle Hebl and Randi Martin and graduate student Juan Madera—reveals that recommendation letters could prevent women from getting jobs and promotions.  They reviewed 624 letters of recommendation for 194 job applicants and this is what they discovered: They found that letter writers conformed to traditional gender schemas when describing … Continue reading Rice University: Recommendation letters costing women jobs

This Week: Racism & Rush Limbaugh, Paycheck Fairness & more

Paycheck Fairness Dies in the Senate The Nation: “Women fell two votes short on Wednesday to coming closer to getting paid the same as men for the same work. Senate Republicans decided that equal pay for women should not even be considered, as they blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving to the floor.” Prison Economics Help Drive Arizona Immigration Law NPR: “That’s because prison … Continue reading This Week: Racism & Rush Limbaugh, Paycheck Fairness & more

Teacher Stands Up for Gay Students, Student Returns the Favor

As someone who stands a pretty good chance of eventually facing censure for the things I say to students, my heart was warmed this week by video of an openly gay student in Michigan speaking out on behalf of a teacher who he felt was speaking up for him, and other students like him. The Daily Intel writes, “at a school-board meeting on Friday, openly … Continue reading Teacher Stands Up for Gay Students, Student Returns the Favor

ColorLines: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

Remember back in August when Congress cut food stamps for struggling families?  Seth Freed Wessler talks about the hunger issue today in ColorLines: Over 36 percent of female-headed families with children were food insecure. Black and Latino families were more than twice as likely as whites to experience food insecurity. The food stamp program, which has expanded massively in the recession, has softened what could … Continue reading ColorLines: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

The Scavenger: Addressing racism and classism in animal rights activism

via Racialicious. We’ve heard a lot about sexism in the animal rights movement, particulary in regard to PETA advertisements.  Stephanie Lai wrote a great piece for The Scavenger which takes a closer look at racism and classism in animal rights activism. Historically, in Western animal rights activism, it’s been considered a very white, middle-class movement. There’s an assumption of a certain level of education, and … Continue reading The Scavenger: Addressing racism and classism in animal rights activism

This Week: Race traitors, consciousness raising, & more

‘I Had An Abortion,’ in 140 Characters or Less: An Exchange With Steph Harold and Aspen Baker The Nation: “The Nation invited the two women to engage in a dialogue about #ihadanabortion, the value of telling abortion stories publicly, and the risks and rewards of online consciousness-raising.“ Treason to Whiteness is Loyalty to Humanity: In Defense of Tim Wise AlterNet: “To some–the sickest and most … Continue reading This Week: Race traitors, consciousness raising, & more

Sarah Lawrence grad wins contest, fights stereotypes

Recent Sarah Lawrence graduate Kyle Chu, hailing from San Francisco, won the 2010 Mr. Hyphen contest, an event somewhat based on more traditional beauty pageants and the “signature” event of Hyphen Magazine. Chu discusses his drag performance to Queen, one of the many factors contributing his win. On choosing to do this performance, Chu explains that he wanted to use drag as a “queer tradition” … Continue reading Sarah Lawrence grad wins contest, fights stereotypes