Archive for the 'Feminism' Category

Looking For: Traditional Wife

Yazan: Candace | 10 October 2007 | 4 Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, History, Life, Relationships, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

The System is not made for me. Graduate students are not supposed to have families to care for, houses to clean, meals to prepare and clean up, or groceries to buy. They are not supposed to organize birthday parties, coordinate repairs, clean and sell a house, finish a basement, wash laundry, fold laundry, garden, or […]

Green Candidate Info for Windsor-West

Yazan: Candace | 05 October 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Environment, Feminism, Life, Religion, School, Third Wave

Because I had a hard time finding this information I decided to post it here for others. The Green Party Candidate for next week’s provincial election is Jason Haney. His website is here. Greens have policy statements on climate change, energy, income support, health, education, and local sustainability. I’m pretty sold on the position of […]

Home again, home again, jiggety jig

Yazan: Candace | 25 September 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Divorce, Family, Feminism, Happy, Life, Marriage, Relationships

My daughter should be home by 4:30 p.m. today. Today the judge ordered her father to return her to me. He was found in contempt of court and read the riot act. What a relief. It’s been a week and a half since he took her.

I’ll buy you a pony

Yazan: Candace | 20 September 2007 | 2 Comments
Categories: Bodies, Canadiana, Divorce, Family, Feminism, Life, Marriage, Relationships, School, Women's Studies

Every divorced parent’s nightmare is probably that their child goes for visitation with the other parent and never comes back again. I never thought it would happen to me. But it did. My daughter went for the weekend with her dad, didn’t go to her aikido class, hasn’t been to school all week, and didn’t […]

Postpartum support

Yazan: Candace | 13 September 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Birth, Canadiana, Family, Feminism, Life, Relationships, Women's Studies

Canada’s most famous midwife (according to me at least),Gloria Lemay, wrote this sample letter in 2001 for families to share after the birth of a new baby. I don’t think she’d mind at all if you edited it to fit your family’s circumstances. The main point of it is that you please ask for help […]

Summer Job in Toronto at NAC

Yazan: Candace | 29 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, Life, Sexism, Technology, Third Wave, Women's Studies

I got this today from the Women’s Studies department. Looks like an interesting summer position, but too far away for me. Could be a great opportunity for a geeky feminist if you live in Toronto and are still looking for a job. Communications Assistant (Summer Student) Employer: National Action Committee on the Status of Women […]

Man the maker, Woman the consumer

Yazan: Candace | 23 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory, History, School, Sexism

Ruth Oldenziel (2001) argues that producers and consumers are linked and that the mythology that distinguishes men as exclusively “makers” and women as solely “consumers” is false. Consumers shape what is produced, just as producers create what will be consumed (p. 143). Telephones were originally intended only for short, efficient business calls (Martin, 1998). When […]

Quickie on social construction of gender

Yazan: Candace | 17 May 2007 | 8 Comments
Categories: Academia, Bodies, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Sexuality, Women's Studies

Gender is a fluid construct. It is not determined by our biology, but is a product of our environment, our performance, our choices, and our society. Our society sets up gender as a dichotomy: masculine and feminine. Masculinity includes traits like brave, noisy, and strong. Femininity includes being timid, quiet, fragile, and nurturing. Nothing is […]

Casey Froese, hockey player: are we ready for girls in the boys’ room?

Yazan: Candace | 30 March 2007 | 7 Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Diversity, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Front page of the Windsor Star today: Casey Froese (age 11) is a minor hockey player in Windsor, Ontario. Recently it was discovered that she’s been suiting up all season in the boys’ (ages 9-10) locker room. Since then, she’s been told to suit up somewhere separate from the boys. Glenn Froese, her father, says […]

John Jay High School

Yazan: Candace | 09 March 2007 | 7 Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Language, Life, School, Sexism, Sexuality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Wasn’t it just International Women’s Day? Couldn’t we celebrate instead of attacking women? Update: Contact phone number for John Jay High School in NY: 914 763-7200 Leave a message with the principal in support of the Megan Reback, Elan Stahl and Hannah Levinson. I got a link to the censorship taking place at John Jay […]

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