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Joséphine Baker: artist, activist, resistance fighter and now honoured in France’s Panthéon

Published August 27, 2021 with The Conversation UK | By Clare V. Church In the midst of the second world war, at the edge of the vast Saharan desert, Joséphine Baker took the stage. Her backdrop was a midnight sky, painted with stars. A crowd of adoring Allied soldiers stationed in North Africa gathered to swoon… Continue reading Joséphine Baker: artist, activist, resistance fighter and now honoured in France’s Panthéon

openDemocracy

Indigenous women brave the storm to begin talks at UN CSW

Published March 16, 2017 on openDemocracy | By Clare Church This week, the frigid temperatures and blustery winds of winter storm Stella shut down New York City. On Tuesday, the second day for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations Headquarters closed its complex, while most of the planned events were postponed. But one Mission… Continue reading Indigenous women brave the storm to begin talks at UN CSW

Civic Ideas

Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”

Published February 26, 2017 on Civic Ideas | By Clare Church NEW YORK – In the sea of pink pussy hats, waves of cornflower blue folded through the Women’s March on Washington, the day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president. Although not included in the first phase of organizing the protest, Native… Continue reading Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”

Civic Ideas

Most Rapes of Native American Women Go Unpunished; Communities and Police Debate Solutions

Published June 20, 2016 on Civic Ideas | By Clare Church NEW YORK – When a Native American woman is raped, her case can easily disappear into a jurisdictional black hole. “Over and over again, we see that nothing happens,” said Kristen Ruppel, associate professor of Native American Studies at Montana State University. “Some women… Continue reading Most Rapes of Native American Women Go Unpunished; Communities and Police Debate Solutions

Journal of Political Inquiry

One in Three Native American Women Report Rape – Rarely See Justice

Published June 20, 2016 on the Journal of Political Inquiry | By Clare Church In April, Joseph Dean Lee was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a Native American woman on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Although Lee will serve time in prison, often those who rape Native American women… Continue reading One in Three Native American Women Report Rape – Rarely See Justice

Women Across Frontiers

Barbie’s New Campaign May Be Missing the Point

Published December 15, 2015 on Women Across Frontiers | By Clare Church NEW YORK — Imagine a Barbie who sports red sneakers instead of stilettos, wears a utility belt instead of a purse and vows to save the world instead of being a damsel in distress. On October 8, DC Comics and Mattel, multinational toy company… Continue reading Barbie’s New Campaign May Be Missing the Point