This issue of Feminist Studies intervenes in the study of masculinities as well as women’s movements in Eastern Europe. Angela Willey and Banu Subramaniam explore “white nerd masculinity” at the heart of the TV series The Big Bang Theory, while Jessica Johnson draws our attention to the virulently muscular brand of Christian masculinity preached by Mark Driscoll in his multi-state Mars Hill Church. Gergely Kunt offers a rare first-person glimpse into the complexities of a World War II sexual economy via the diary of a Hungarian refugee. Magdalena Grabowska asks Western feminists to rethink their dismissal of women who lived under state socialism. Jo Reger calls our attention to the frequently problematized “wave” metaphor as she locates the roots of disidentification with previous generations of feminists. Jennifer Ann McLerran’s essay on Mohawk quilt artist Carla Hemlock expands on Native feminist ethics. Eileen Boris’s review essay highlights the racialized, gendered, classed, and transnational intertwining of fashion and feminism. Our featured poet is Rachel Marie-Crane Williams. The issue closes with two reflections on the January 21st Women’s March on Washington: Mrinalini Chakraborty, Head of Field Operations and Strategy for the Women’s March, explains in an interview the inception of the march and its many logistical and political challenges, while Tracy Jean Boisseau describes uplifting interactions that many march-goers experienced that day.

We are pleased to announce that Marlon Bailey's essay on ballroom culture, “Gender/Racial Realness: Theorizing the Gender System in Ballroom Culture,” in Feminist Studies Volume 37, Number 2, won the 2013 Modern Language Association's Compton-Noll Prize for Best LGBTQ Studies Article.

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