Archive for the 'Feminist Theory' Category

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 […]

Bucking the System

Yazan: Candace | 14 February 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Culture, Diversity, Divorce, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Happy, Language, Life, Marriage, Masculinity, Relationships, Sexism, Sexuality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

When you decide that things aren’t quite right and that you have the power to make changes in the world, however large or small those changes might be, you leave the path. You can no longer follow the map of your youth, the instruction book your parents gave you, or mimic the decisions made by […]

The F-word again: what’s the diff between ‘egalitarianism’ and ‘feminism’?

Yazan: Candace | 14 September 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Bodies, Culture, Diversity, Ecofeminism, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Language, Sexism, Women's Studies

An egalitarian believes in equality for all people: equal opportunity, equal access to resources, regardless of their gender, age, skin colour, language, culture, sexual orientation, religion, ability, etc. A feminist shares this belief but takes it further and says that women’s oppression must be acknowledged and eliminated before an egalitarian society can exist. We cannot […]

To the Death: A Historical Snapshot of Feminists Who Took it to the Extreme

Yazan: Candace | 23 July 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Bodies, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, History, Sexism, Women's Studies

Margaret Sanger. Ethyl Byrne. Genora Johnson Dollinger. There are women who have dedicated their lives – even risked their lives – for the cause of the women’s movement. Publishing, speaking publicly, and hunger strikes are some of the ways that feminists have placed the greater good of many before their own needs. In the excerpt […]

It ain’t easy

Yazan: Candace | 03 March 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory

These ‘happy’ posts are easy. Essays about sexism, feminism, culture, i.e. ‘Issues’ are easy too. For the ‘happy’ posts, all that’s required is making a list about my day, noting a few good things. For an essay, I just do some research, often something I’m doing for school anyways, maybe form an opinion or take […]

“Feminism for Sale”

Yazan: Candace | 14 January 2006 | Comments Off on “Feminism for Sale”
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Third Wave, Women's Studies

THIS magazine, “the leading alternative Canadian magazine of politics, pop culture, and the arts” still says that Heath and Potter’s article “Feminism for Sale” will be online soon. Harumph. I’m about ready to give up. I’ve been waiting since at least November for it to go public to put up this post. How can we […]

Our Influence on Language: “Podcast” is now a word

Yazan: Candace | 08 December 2005 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Audiocast, Blogging, Culture, Cyberspace, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Language, Podcast, Technology, Third Wave, Women's Studies

This story today announces that the word “podcast” has made it into the New Oxford American Dictionary 2006. Originally coined as a combo of ‘ipod’ and ‘broadcast’ the word has spread into popular culture and beyond. My extended family now knows what a podcast is. My children know. Their friends know. The widespread popularity has […]

Blogging from the poorhouse – Blogher 2006

Yazan: Candace | 03 November 2005 | Comments Off on Blogging from the poorhouse – Blogher 2006
Categories: Activism, Blogging, Blogher, Culture, Diversity, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Language, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Blogher 2006 has been announced so mark your calendars: July 28 and July 29, 2006. Sour Duck has asked the question of how to get economically disadvantaged women to the conference this year. If you scroll down here to the comment section you can read Lisa Stone’s response which includes what helped last year. Some […]

Masculinity and 40 year old virgins

Yazan: Candace | 01 November 2005 | Comments Off on Masculinity and 40 year old virgins
Categories: Activism, Audiocast, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Masculinity, Podcast, Sexism, Sexuality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Download the audio: Masculinity and the 40 Year Old Virgin (6 mins, 5 MB) I saw the movie. And while I was also in shock at the way women were discussed and treated, I laughed at the main character Andy while he tried to navigate the pressures to be what a man is ‘supposed’ to […]

Audio Activism

Yazan: Candace | 27 October 2005 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Audiocast, Blogging, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Podcast, Spirituality, Technology, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Third wave feminism is characterized by its activism. Although some still argue that there is ‘no third wave’ I see plenty of proof peeking up all over that a re-emergence of feminism is upon us and hopefully this will be accompanied by progress towards gender equality. Audiocasting is an ideal tool for combining third wave […]

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