Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence

Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence

Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence

Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence


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Shout Out was born of the hope that exists when women reach out to one another. Included are critical examinations, creative nonfiction, and poetry that explore a range of responses to the injustices that women worldwide sustain in their daily lives: physical abuse, murder, rape, poverty, and psychological terror.

Many of the contributors are living proof of the remarkable and inspiring work that individuals and organizations are doing to end war, rape, murder, slavery, sex trade, domestic violence, poverty, and other forms of oppression. Others chose to share their struggles, pain, and knowledge in order to educate and change the way women are maltreated.

Shout Out seeks to answer many questions, among them: How do so many women survive the violence of their daily lives? Where do they find hope? How can this violence still occur? This work gives voice to women whose stories are equally important they are difficult to fathom. The goal of collecting these expressions together is to open the dialogue and acknowledge the wrongdoing, and in so doing find out how we might enact change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580052290
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Maria Ochoa is a writer who teaches at San Jose State Univeristy in the Department of Social Science/Women's Studies Program. Maria's latest publications include Creative Collectives: Chicana Artists Working in Community She recently concluded an oral history project, funded by the Creative Work Fund, that focuses on the stories of Mexicans and African Americans, who between 1930 and 1960 lived in the rual town of Russell City, California. Maria was a contributor to the reference books, Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy and co-founded the Research Cluster for Study of Women of Color at UC Santa Cruz.

Barbara K. Ige is the NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF AGEP) Program Director for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles. In every stage of her academic career, she has an continues to devote herself full time to diversifying the student population in higher education. She is a former faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Barbara is well regarded for her challenging and entertaining classes and mentorship of underrepresented students.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Chitra Lekha Divakaruni     ix
Image: Count Down   Adrianne Shown Deveney     xi
Introduction: Hopeful Insistence, Informed Resistance   Maria Ochoa   Barbara K. Ige     xii
Strength in the Service of Vision
Image: Sarah's Family   Keina Davis-Elswick     2
Introduction     3
"What Is It About the Walls?" A Summary Report of African American Women's Experiences of Domestic Violence in Lincoln, Nebraska   Venita Kelley     4
Sixteen   Aya de Leon     26
After Violation in a Most Vicious Way   Teresa Pedrizco Romero     30
The Evolution of Domestic Violence and Reform Efforts Across Indian Country   Victoria Lucia Ybanez     38
Maybelline War Paint   Deidra Suwanee Dees     50
Voices of the Pioneers: The Origin of the South Asian Domestic Violence Movement in the United States   Lakshmy Parameswaran     51
The Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Afghan Households   Hosai Ehsan     68
Articulating a Global Ethic
Image: Pushing the Borders   Anida Yoeu Ali     80
Introduction     81
What's in a Name?   Anida Yoeu Ali     82
Spirits in Traffic: TransientCommunity Formation in Opposition to Forced Victimization   Elena Shih     86
Culture and Truth: Learning from a Transatlantic Trafficking Case   Nalini Shekar   Mukta Sharangpani     101
Selective Storytelling: A Critique of U.S. Media Coverage Regarding Violence Against Indian Women   Sharmila Lodhia     110
Salidummay   Lisa Valencia-Svensson     118
Hidden Transcripts: Women's Suicide as Resistance in Sri Lanka   Nandini Gunewardena     120
Not Too Far from Here (Reflexiones de Juarez)   Jackie Joice     139
Speaking Truth to Power
Image: Pentagon   May Chan     144
Introduction     145
The Way We Do Things in America: Rape Culture and the American Military   Alisa Bierria     147
Rachel and Gwen   Merle Woo     154
Kanaka Maoli 9-11   Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui     156
War Story   Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil     159
Competing Masculinities: Probing Political Disputes as Acts of Violence Against Women from Southern Sudan and Darfur   Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf     160
Layered Violence, Imperialism, Occupation, and Religious Fundamentalism: The Cases of Afghanistan and Palestine   Shahin Gerami     179
Why Speak of Femicide?   Ana Silvia Monzon     187
We Know Violence   Lucia Moran     190
Rufina Amaya: Remembering El Mozote   Ana Patricia Rodriquez     192
"Comfort Women" Want Justice, Not Comfort   Dai Sil Kim-Gibson     205
House of Sharing/Comfort Women   Ishle Yi Park     215
Messages of Pain
Image: Colonization and Rape   Darrell Ann Gane-McCalla     218
Introduction     219
A State of Rage   Aishah Shahidah Simmons     221
Maintaining the Casualties of Silence: "For the Good of the Community"   Barbara K. Ige     226
Invocation   Janice Mirikitani     238
When I Lived by the River   Janice Gould     239
Fire   Sharline Chiang     245
Three Curses   Yvonne S. Lee     250
The Rape of an Obstinate Woman: Frantz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth   Tiffany Willoughby-Herard     264
"I Will Do a Deed for Freedom": Enslaved Women, Proslavery Theorists, and the Contested Discourse of Black Womanhood   Alexandra Cornelius-Diallo     281
Defining a Principled Peace
Image: Homenaje a Francesca Woodman   Consuelo Mendez     300
Introduction      301
Chinaman in Brooklyn   YK Hong     303
In Our Own Words: What the YWAT Is All About$dRogers Park Young Women's Action Team     307
Using Poetry to Reduce Shame   Leticia Manzano   Deborah Okrina     312
So   Barbara K. Ige     319
Spitting Images...or Luck, Accident, and Truth: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence   Teresia Teaiwa     323
Morning Star Children   Suzan Shown Harjo     329
"No Fault": A Story of Personal Pain and Healing   Akasha Hull     332
My Story   Lily Yeh     337
Remember Her Name   Maria Ochoa     347
Image: Daily Mask   Blue Wade     351
Acknowledgments     352
Notes     354
Sources     378
About the Contributors     398
About the Editors     414
Credits     415
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