Zillah Eisenstein

Zillah Eisenstein is a distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, a feminist anti-racist activist, and author of ten books in feminisms and feminist theories across the globe. Her most recent book is Against Empire (Zed Books, 2013).

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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Towards An Abolitionist Feminism
As an anti-racist white feminist, I wonder if it is enough to be an “ally” in this present and “newest” moment of racist/militarist/carceral violence. Or, is there something more to do? I am thinking hard about this “newness,” which is also very old. White anti-racist feminists can take the lead...
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Monday, October 07, 2013
One Billion Rising: 'Imagine a World of Justice'
I am writing to help launch One Billion Rising for Justice, 2013 . As a long-time anti-racist and socialist feminist activist and writer my own voice more often than not overlaps with the voices of this newest campaign. Mine, and our, and their voices deeply engage and mobilize one another. This blending and sharing is incredibly unique to the historical moment we all inhabit.
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
Set Marissa Alexander Free!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Marissa Alexander was imprisoned in 2010 for 20 years after trying to defend herself from a known abusive estranged husband. She shot at him after a life threatening beating from a battering spouse with a history of abuse. She along with almost 85% of women in prison have been incarcerated because of the “criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence;” according to the group Emoti
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
White Female Jurors and Florida Justice
I am white and female, like the almost-white jury that acquitted Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. But I am also an anti-racist feminist. My head spins. I grew up in a family dedicated to civil rights and lived in communities that ostracized us because my father taught at Black Atlanta University, or when my mother worked with Black women on welfare at the South Side Community Ce
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
Hillary Is White
It seems clear that Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee for president this fall. Nevertheless, it is crucial to clarify how wrong-headed Hillary Clinton's campaign has been so that the legacy she leaves does no more damage to a multi-racial, multi-class based feminism/womanism both here and abroad.
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