Broad Recognition

A Feminist Magazine at Yale


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Performance, Power, and Survival in Cabaret

Noam Shapiro’s Cabaret is, on every level, a stunning ode to the power of performance in the face of the unthinkable. It maintains that theater – even in the most coercive, restrictive circumstances – is a …


Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Feminist?

The introduction to Roxane Gay’s essay collection Bad Feminist is titled “Feminism (n.): Plural.” In it, Gay discusses the importance of distinguishing feminism as a movement or philosophy from people who are feminists. People, she writes, …

Legally Black

Legally Black

Zina Ellis loves musical theatre: the spectacle, the singing, the glitter—she nods to her spectacularly bedazzled heels. But sometimes, she says, it feels as though musical theatre doesn’t love her back. It takes only a few …


No Cities (But Definitely An Album) To Love

On October 20, 2014, Sleater-Kinney fans around the world received the riot grrrl band’s newly released commemorative box set. Those still pining for the feminist punk trio (Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss), on an …


Body As Machine

At the junction between rigorous scientific characterization of the body and the everyday human experience of  inhabiting a body, there exists a need for accessible knowledge of how a body works. The art …

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