Blue·stock·ing n. a person with strong scholarly or literary interests; in the past this term was used derogatorily towards educated women

"Israeli representation on the panel, although a gesture towards academic impartiality, would only have reinforced the imbalance of power Israel holds over Palestine in international discussions. Nearly every panel in the world of popular opinion has been dominated by Israeli voices and Israeli rhetoric; it was both stimulating and necessary to bring Palestinian voices, academic or not, to the fore."

by Mollie Forman

Weekend links are back (!!!) with tons of resources for bisexuality awareness week, thoughts on Emma Watson’s UN speech, Brown University’s response to sexual assault charges, and more. So read up, share it around, and get feminist web surfing!

Letter from the Editors

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"For over a year now, bluestockings has been dreaming of transforming our humble, WordPress blog into a website that could match the quality of the work we publish. The ability to highlight authors more prominently and allow users to navigate without as many clunky distractions were central to this vision. We hope to use this platform similarly to how we have in the past, and also to experiment with the uses, boundaries, and impacts of internet feminism.

This is our online gallery of work. Though we’re still not the glitziest out there, we’ve built nicer frames and installed some mood lighting.”

by Co-Editors-in-Chief, Chanelle Adams and Maru Pabón 

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A History of “Sex Power God”: Why It’s Time to Take a Year Off

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"Especially in light of the heightened activism around sexual assault on Brown’s campus as well as calls for the university to take active measures to ensure student safety, it is clear that a break is in order. Hopefully, this break is used to develop ways to retain the event’s affirming and positive aspects, rethink what the space has the potential to be, and to reimagine ways for it to achieve its goals without compromising the safety and wellbeing of participants. In this process of reimagining, it is important to recall how the first iteration of SPG was able to repurpose the familiar — to take something that was “just a dance” and forge it into an empowering and liberatory space."

by Will Furuyama

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‘Sex Power God’ is Canceled: A Statement from the Queer Alliance Coordinating Committee

‘Sex Power God’ is Canceled: A Statement from the Queer Alliance Coordinating Committee

"As a board, the Brown University Queer Alliance, a student-run group serving LGBTQ+ students on campus, has decided to cancel the annual Sex Power God (SPG) party for the 2014 fall semester. Our decision takes into account the organizational objectives of the Queer Alliance, the original aims of the party, and ultimately the safety of students on campus."

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bluestockingsmag:

Seeking your work on nudity//bodies in context for our zine collaboration project with Brown’s Nudity in the Upspace!
Submit your writing/art at bluestockingsmagazine.submittable.com/submit by 9/21

submit by tonight!!

bluestockingsmag:

Seeking your work on nudity//bodies in context for our zine collaboration project with Brown’s Nudity in the Upspace!

Submit your writing/art at bluestockingsmagazine.submittable.com/submit by 9/21

submit by tonight!!

The Coalition Zine is a zine dedicated to celebrating grrrls of colour and our girlhood, triumphs, traumas, and taking up as much space as we can. 

We were able to raise enough money to print pur third issue and it was a huge success. Our zine has been hailed and received with high praises since we started,  from being featured on The Le Sigh to BBC Radio 4 interviewing our editor in chief about what we do. 

We are in the process of creating our fourth issue, the Music Issue, and once again, we need your help. We printed enough issues of the third issue but didn’t have enough to send to various bookstores who wanted to stock us. This time, we want to be able to take this beyond the internet and come to your local bookstore and zine shops. Our message is one that truly needs to be spread across the world, to girls of colour who feel shut out, diminished and silenced, not only in creative spaces, but at school, work, communites, etc. 

To see our previous issues, check out our 1st2nd, and 3rd issue to see what we are about and check out our blog too. For inquiries, email us at msgthecoalition@gmail.com
Every and All donations/contributions will be greatly appreciated, even just spreading the word will be a blessing.