Stop Pardoning Turkeys, Start Pardoning People

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Every year, the President of the United States will pardon a turkey on or around Thanksgiving. The dad jokes that President Obama used to tell to the lucky turkey are something I personally miss often. The ceremony is generally met with laughter and approval from the general … Continue reading Stop Pardoning Turkeys, Start Pardoning People

The Farm Bill and its Affects on Native Communities

By Sarah Goldman Sarah Goldman was an Emerson Hunger Fellow from 2017-2018 and researched the Farm Bill and its affects on Native Communities. Her research was used to compile a report that was used to help farmers in Native Communities and to support women and families in their nutritional needs. This article was adapted from her report. The “Farm Bill” is one of the most important … Continue reading The Farm Bill and its Affects on Native Communities

Welcome to R/V October 2011: The Legal Issue

Welcome to the R/V LEGAL ISSUE! We are beyond thrilled with the response and popularity of last month’s POP CULTURE ISSUE—we’ve been linked, quoted, and shared from NYC to Beirut—and readership has grown to numbers that exceeded even our highest hopes! Most importantly, we are having so much fun conceptualizing and creating a dialogue that appeals to a WIDE RANGE OF FEMINISMS and the issues … Continue reading Welcome to R/V October 2011: The Legal Issue

Reproductive Justice: A Timeline

By Emma Staffaroni Emma Staffaroni is a first-year Master’s candidate in SLC’s Women’s History program. A ruthless feminist, she slays haters with her pen and then eats them for dinner, covered in cheese. She also enjoys basset hounds, trains, and red wine. Full disclosure: I am 23. That means that up until the last couple of years, most of the fighting for women’s reproductive rights … Continue reading Reproductive Justice: A Timeline

Ten Questions with Caroline Biggs

{This month features pioneering attorney and politician, Sissy Farenthold.  The first official female Vice-Presidential Candidate for the United States and notably included on President Nixon’s Enemies List—Ms. Farenthold is a renowned feminist-icon, educator, and heroine of the Second Wave Movement. } Describe yourself in one word. Remote. To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Surviving. What or whom has been your greatest source … Continue reading Ten Questions with Caroline Biggs

Law, Order, and Sexism: Testimonials from the Law Firm

By Emma Staffaroni Emma Staffaroni is a first-year Master’s candidate in SLC’s Women’s History program. A ruthless feminist, she slays haters with her pen and then eats them for dinner, covered in cheese. She also enjoys basset hounds, trains, and red wine. Behold, a great irony: sexism in the profession of justice. Re/Visionist asked a few women to share their stories of experiencing sexism within … Continue reading Law, Order, and Sexism: Testimonials from the Law Firm

The Criminally Camp

  John Walker is a Sarah Lawrence graduate who really likes the internet a lot.     True life: I’m enamored with Patty Hearst.  Heiress to the Hearst publishing fortune, hostage of the radical, yet ragtag, Symbionese Liberation Army, and later urban guerilla amongst the group’s ranks, the woman’s appeal seems evident, at least to me.  I guess notoriety might be a more appropriate word, … Continue reading The Criminally Camp

intercontinental musings X kelly banbury

Kelly Banbury is a visualist, culturalist, and globe-trotter. She will be sharing personal photos from her side of the world exclusively for RE/Visionist every month.  Preparation for opening day of Oktoberfest 2011.  I’m warmed up, well informed, and most importantly (in)appropriately dressed for the occasion! Inside the Festzelt Tradition Tent in the historical portion of the Wiesn.  There are over 30 tents at the Oktoberfest, … Continue reading intercontinental musings X kelly banbury