Artist Statement This work depicts a cast bronze female figure seated on a bale of cotton. Branches of cotton extend upward from her hair, reaching for the sky. “Grow’d” is the final chapter of a series of works that centered around the character of Topsy from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In the book, […]
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The Winter 2020 issue of Signs is now available online through the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: Backlash and the Future of Feminism A symposium edited by Jennifer M. Piscopo and Denise M. Walsh, with Brittany Leach and Eileen Ying Introduction: Backlash and the Future of Feminism Jennifer M. […]
Byllye Avery, cofounder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, speaks to historian Susan Reverby about her activist work, beginning in the 1970s, to increase women’s access to abortion. She discusses the state of reproductive rights before and after Roe v. Wade, the genesis of the “reproductive justice” movement, and the tactics that might be needed in a post-Roe future.
Carrie Baker, Alexandra Brodsky, Tara Conley, and Judith Levine discuss Linda Hirshman’s Reckoning: The Epic Battle against Sexual Abuse and Harassment, with a response from Hirshman.
Sarah Deer, Melissa Jeltsen, Qudsia Raja, and Natalie J. Sokoloff discuss Rachel Louise Snyder’s No Visible Bruises, with a response from Snyder.
Artist Statement I became an artist in the tumultuous 1960s. By the early 1970s I had developed both vision and voice as a black woman artist in America. I went to West Africa in the 1970s and returned home inspired to write my memoir. We Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold was […]
The Autumn 2019 issue of Signs is now available online. The table of contents is as follows: Reproductive Justice and the History of Prenatal Supplementation: Ethics, Birth Spacing, and the “Priority Infant” Model in The Gambia Meredith Reiches Winner of the 2019 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship Dr. Anna B. Ott, Patient #1763: […]
How has feminism shaped US asylum law? Why and how is the Trump Administration trying to undo feminist gains? Hear asylum- and refugee-law expert Deborah Anker discuss the history and present of gender in the US asylum system in the latest episode of Ask a Feminist.
Artist Statement I made use of medical data as titles. An emetic is a substance that brings on vomiting. I used two people whom we connect to power, namely a surgeon and royalty. The surgeon who may be in the middle of a heart attack. A queen (Queen Elizabeth) with really no power (besides, she […]
The summer 2019 issue of Signs is now available online from the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: Reproducing Racial Fictions: Critical Meditations on (a) Lesbian Pregnancy Emily Alyssa Owens Feminism against Biocapitalism: Gestational Surrogacy and the Limits of the Labor Paradigm Johanna Oksala Pinkwashing the “Honor Crime”: Murdered Muslim Women […]