Category Archives: feminism

key concepts of GWS and why they might make the academy angry

Earlier this week the National Women’s Studies Association published a document addressing some problems and new guidelines for evaluating tenure and scholarship in the field of Gender and Women’s Studies (for simplicity, we’ll just go with that name, even though … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day… or not

The feminist in me is conflicted as I wish people a “Happy International Women’s Day” today. On the one hand, of course, I think that women–their lives, bodies, and experiences– need attention, appreciation, and empowerment. But I also wonder if … Continue reading

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“invisible” oppressions (part 1)

So, when I say “invisible,” I don’t mean oppression that is totally unobservable; instead, what I mean to highlight here is forms of oppression that people perpetuate inadvertently. I believe this happens it two main ways: 1) we may individually perpetuate … Continue reading

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a guide to friending/tweeting/blogging with non-peers

Ok, so having throughly convinced you in my last post that using social media with non-peers is extremely important…I want to make a list of guiding principles for connecting with non-peers on social media sites. While I have thought carefully … Continue reading

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I vote for a worldview.

I know that you are probably drowning in political ads, posts, and articles (but I hope you aren’t drowning in Hurricane Sandy!). I’m sure you have a million voices telling you how to pick a certain candidate, but if you … Continue reading

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wedding vows that do not assume the woman is property

Many, many things about weddings really bother me. So many of the symbols and rituals of traditional wedding ceremonies are left over from the age of women-as-property being passed from one man to another… and K & I are just … Continue reading

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why do feminists care about racism, class-ism, and heterosexism?

I’ve received lots of great comments and questions about my feminism post. Several of these included surprise about my claim that feminists are primarily concerned (in addition to sexism) with issues like racism, class-ism, and heterosexism. Given that the term … Continue reading

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