Archive for the 'History' Category

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 […]

Winter Projects

Yazan: Candace | 02 February 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Blogging, Blogher, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, Happy, History, Life, northernvoice, School, Technology, Third Wave, Women's Studies

I turned in my application to the MA history program with an exciting proposal to collect oral histories from the last women to give birth on Pelee Island,Ontario, back in the 1950s. By then most women were relocating to either mainland Ontario (Leamington or Windsor) or to Ohio to give birth. I’m excited because there’s […]

And today is December 6

Yazan: Candace | 06 December 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Canadiana, Feminism, History, School, Women's Studies

Today is December 6, 2006. It is 17 years after the day a gunman shot and killed 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Thirteen were students and one was an employee of the university. Today we remember these victims of gendered violence and reflect on women everywhere who are victims of gendered […]

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 […]

Solitude of Self

Yazan: Candace | 18 June 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Feminism, History, Life

We come into the world alone, unlike all who have gone before us; we leave it alone under circumstances peculiar to ourselves. ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton, from Solitude of Self, Address delivered before the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Congress, Monday, January 18, 1892. And no two people are the same, nor can […]


Yazan: Candace | 20 February 2006 | Comments Off on Sleep
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Feminism, History, Life, Relationships, School, Women's Studies

It was only last year that I wouldn’t call myself a feminist. I felt the word was too narrow to describe all the issues that fall under the umbrella “feminism”. Now I feel more like, yes, I am a feminist, and I am also whatever that other word is that describes all those huge and complicated issues that take on every social justice issues you can name. To refuse to claim the name ‘feminist’ means to reject all that feminism stands for. If you’re not a feminist you’re not a feminist. See what I’m saying?

December 6 Memorial: Fourteen Not Forgotten

Yazan: Candace | 07 December 2005 | Comments Off on December 6 Memorial: Fourteen Not Forgotten
Categories: Academia, Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, History, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Yesterday was December 6. It was the sixteenth anniversary of the Montréal Massacre that took place at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec, Canada. On this day, 14 women were massacred by a man with a semi automatic because he believed they had taken what should have been his place as a student in the faculty […]

The Myth of Mammy in The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts

Yazan: Candace | 18 November 2005 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Bodies, Culture, Diversity, Feminism, History, Racism, Women's Studies

The novel The Bondwoman’s Narrative recounts the journey of a fugitive slave woman named Hannah, from enslavement in North Carolina to freedom in New Jersey. She struggles through a life filled with cruel masters, lost-and-found-again friendships, and basic physical survival. Readers will find her positive outlook inspiring, but the amount of coincidental good fortune Hannah […]

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