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A BOOKLIST FOR YOUNG FEMINISTS

FICTION AND NONFICTION INTRODUCTIONS TO THE PATRIARCHY The transition to adulthood is disorienting for both sexes but it can be especially challenging for girls. The middle school years mark an increase in bullying, dieting, and self-censorship as girls adjust to unfamiliar bodies and societal pressures. Fortunately, books can be great...

WHERE THE KNITTING NEVER STOPS

THE WOMEN’S MARCH GOES VIRTUAL “How do you build, orient, and train a massive base of women to work together and transform the fabric of this society?” To Organizing Director Kate Shapiro, this question laid the foundation for the first Women’s March Feminist Organizing School. The Feminist Organizing School (FOS) consisted...

KOBE BRYANT’S FAMILY HONORS HIS MEMORY

ONE YEAR SINCE CALABASAS On January 26, 2020, basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, were killed in a helicopter accident in Calabasas; they were forty-one and thirteen, respectively, at the time of the crash.  Surviving Kobe and Gianna are Mrs. Vanessa Bryant and her daughters Natalia, Bianka, and...

OUTGROWING PEDOPHILIA? 

EPSTEIN AND PEDOPHILE CULTURE  With early December came updates on Jeffrey Epstein and the “Lolita Express,” a plane nicknamed for its underage passengers. With an interior resembling a brightly colored playground, Epstein’s plane carted girls to and from his private island where he sexually abused them. On the plane itself,...

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’S NEW MASK

DERRICK DAVIS ON THE POINT OF NO RETURN  Does art mimic life, or does life mimic art? Generations have explored this question as it pertains to society, culture, and emotional expression. In 2020, however, the Phantom of the Opera’s reclusive lifestyle and modest face gear reach a new level of...

SUPERWOMAN AND THE DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

THE STIGMATIZATION AND ROMANTICISM OF WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS RACE When we examine America’s views on women, especially Black women, and mental health, we might see condescension and fascination before any real empathy. America’s response is both a result and reinforcer of male dominance and white supremacy. Thus, it is...

SUPERWOMAN AND THE DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

THE STIGMATIZATION AND ROMANTICISM OF WOMEN'S HEALTH ACROSS RACE When we examine America’s views on women, especially Black women, and mental health, we might see condescension and fascination before any real empathy. America’s response is both a result and reinforcer of male dominance and white supremacy. Thus, it is crucial...

STILL SCARED

IDA B. WELLS INSPIRES US TODAY This summer, Luxe Kurves chose Ida B. Wells to represent our feminist vision. Through our magazine’s Ida B. Wells section, we hope to honor her legacy. Ida B. Wells was born into slavery six months before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Her family deeply...

SHUT UP, MAN

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE DISTRACTS FROM OPEN RACISM IN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Tuesday’s presidential debate was painful to watch. America saw its president ignore facts, propriety, and even the debate moderator. Hardly five minutes in, social media had already blown up. Throughout the debate, Trump took false credit for reopening the NFL, suggested...