Monthly Archives: March 2008

The University of Illinois Experience: From One Muslim Woman

OFTEN, WHEN I AM SITTING IN A CLASSROOM, I cannot help but be fully cognizant of the fact that I look different from everyone else. This is a common feeling for any minority, and I, as a headscarf donning Muslim … Continue reading

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Women in Pakistan: A Socio-Political Profile

THERE ARE A HANDFUL OF PAKISTANI WOMEN who attend the University of Illinois. For the most part, the realities of women in Pakistan are seldom discussed or engaged in any substantive manner on the college campus. Knowledge of women in … Continue reading

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Women’s Resistance in Manipur

WOMEN’S BODIES ARE POWERFULLY CODED. As long as they do not disrupt business as usual, they are marveled at, desired, and even respected. Otherwise, they are to be restricted, consumed and fenced. Institutions such as marriage, prison and family are … Continue reading

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Independent Media Still Remains Unequal

WOMEN’S VOICES ARE JUST NOT HEARD. If you randomly turn on the radio for an hour during any program (music or public affairs), count how many times you hear a woman’s voice and even more rare, a woman of color … Continue reading

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The Big Bad Wongsta

KRISTINA WONG IS A CHINESE AMERICAN solo performer, writer, actor, educator, activist, and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She was an Artist in Residence at UIUC last year. Her work has been described as feminist, activist, hip-hop, and most often, … Continue reading

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Dead-ication

To my great, great, grandmother, Vinnie Banks, great-grandmothers, Priscilla Subtlet, Julia Jones, Carrie May Scott, my grandmothers Millie Jones-Gamble and Fannie Davis, and all those who have returned through my womb. The circle was drawn six intersecting lines —radius bound— … Continue reading

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