An Uprising of the Uterus: Pussy Riot, Politics, and Performance

By Rachael Nuckles Performance art or protest collective? Punk rockers or political activists? However you label them, Pussy Riot has become a well known name outside of their home city of Moscow in Russia. Based on their wide range of performances and media appearances, it’s hard to define this group under one neat label. Right now, I like international punk scholar Kevin Dunn’s choice to … Continue reading An Uprising of the Uterus: Pussy Riot, Politics, and Performance

sepia photograph of two itinerant glassworkers behind a table of their goods

Stepping into the Spotlight: Women Itinerant Glassworkers

By Rebecca Hopman The orphans from the Home of the Friendless filed into the Metropolitan Rink in orderly rows, staring at the wonders displayed before them. Glass sparkled from every surface, shaped like ships and birds and little men and women. A steam engine made of colorful glass spun and whirred next to a model of a derrick bobbing for non-existent oil. In the center … Continue reading Stepping into the Spotlight: Women Itinerant Glassworkers

Breaking Down Domestic Labor: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

By Sidney Wegener You may have heard the claim “women belong in the kitchen.” Many who believe in traditional patriarchal domesticity agree. Feminists of the twenty-first century often detest such a sexist notion. However, there is an underlying issue that both misogynists and feminists are not necessarily addressing. Why is it that traditional domesticity proponents uphold an oppressive gender hierarchy wherein housework and childcare are … Continue reading Breaking Down Domestic Labor: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality