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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE January 2014

Students’ final papers published at website


01/20/2014
 Students in Professor Shubhra Sharma’s feminist theory class published essays on The Feminist Wire, a pro-feminism news website.

Students in Professor Shubhra Sharma’s feminist theory class published essays on The Feminist Wire, a pro-feminism news website.

The Feminist Wire, a pro-feminism website, last week published six student essays originally written for Professor Shubhra Sharma’s feminist theory class.

The essays were final papers for the class and designed to help students understand feminist theory within the context of their own lives.

Sharma, the Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor and chair of Gender and Women’s Studies, regularly contributes to The Feminist Wire and pitched the idea of publishing the pieces to the site’s editors earlier in the fall. The six were posted as a series on the site’s College Feminisms forum, which features writings by “millennial feminists” ages 18-24.

The student pieces are:

“Conversations With My Abuelita,” by Isabel Hibbard ’14

“Understanding My Juicy Thighs, Thanks to Jenny from the Block,” by Jamie McKaie ’15

“The Girl(s) with the Pearl Earring(s),” by Renna Gottlieb ’15

“Let Your Anger Consume the World, Not You,” by Samantha Pevear ’15

“The Bloody Cage” by David Rojas ’14

“The Sentiment of Success,” by a student who chose to write under the pseudonym Camille Evans