Broad Recognition

A Feminist Magazine at Yale



M.I.A.’s Bad Girls in the Middle East

Since her earliest records, M.I.A. has maintained a Third World, slightly anarchist political aesthetic that dabbles in postcolonial perspectives. Her latest music video, “Bad Girls,” sticks to that style, imagining a desolate Middle Eastern …


Marriage, Disavowed

There were a lot of things that offended me about the True Love Week poster when it arrived in my inbox last Tuesday—Anthony Esolen, the vague and moralizing lecture titles, the very name “True …


The Case for a Relaxed Blood Drive

 This week, as plenty of flyers on bulletin boards and emails from administrators have reminded us, was the annual Harvard-Yale blood drive. Ivy League rivalry aside, the drive is certainly a worthy cause. According to …


Dutch Government to Ban Burkas

Last Friday, the Dutch cabinet announced plans to pass legislation forbidding women from wearing burkas.  The law would include all garments that cover the entire face, but it is widely understood as pertaining directly to …