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Samantha Crook ’15 Published on Feminist Wire

Samantha Crook '15, an English major and Feminist and Gender Studies and Urban Studies minor, recently was published on The Feminist Wire, a peer-reviewed online site that provides "socio-political and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally."

Crook's essay, titled "Can the Side Chick Speak?: Side Chicks Re(Thot)," was featured in the "College Feminisms" section, a section that publishes "outstanding works by millennial feminists between the ages of 18-24."

In her essay Crook argues that "Respectability politics silence main and side chicks alike. Contempt for 'deviant' black sexuality elicits fear in recognizing similarities between women. A revised side chick discourse would reveal that main and side chicks are not necessarily archenemies and are not actually opposites. After all, the very word 'main' implies that main chicks operate among other women (and how 'main' is a main chick being cheated on?)."

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