Archive for the 'School' Category

History that Matters

Yazan: Candace | 13 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Birth, Canadiana, Feminism, History, School, Women's Studies

No need to ask, I’m still not all that engaged in my school work. At least I’m crying less this term. I had to present a statement of my research project this week. (For those who forget or are tuning in mid-journey, I’m looking at something about childbirth on Pelee Island in Southern Ontario in […]

Lessons Learned from a Screaming 12-Year-old

Yazan: Candace | 11 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Feminism, Life, Relationships, School, Women's Studies

I know a little girl who yells a lot. She fights with passion (and volume). The last really big one I overheard got me to feeling jealous. I was startled by my reaction — usually I just try and block out the noise and hold tight until it’s over (and then take something for the […]

Counsellor, housekeeper, or personal trainer?

Yazan: Candace | 15 November 2007 | 3 Comments
Categories: Aging, Bodies, Happy, Life, Relationships, School

I’ve switched from snacking on m&m’s to jumbo organic raisins. I figure the sugar rush is the same (and should help me stay awake) but at least with the raisins I’m getting some iron. If I’m so low on energy the extra iron might help me feel more energized. I also found a coupon for […]

A Reading Problem

Yazan: Candace | 09 November 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, History, Life, School

I was going to start daily blogging of insurmountable problems. But it turned out to be impossible. (see? I have a sense of humour!) The latest struggle: staying awake. I’ve always had trouble staying awake. As a babysitter I had to work hard to stay awake until the kids were asleep. Usually the parents woke […]

History and Sexism

Yazan: Candace | 06 November 2007 | 4 Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Culture, Feminism, History, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

It could just be a coincidence. This semester I run two of ten tutorials for a very large first-year world history class that covers the years 1914-1945. There is an acknowledged Western perspective. Last week there was one lecture (50 minutes) assigned to the topic “Women in the 20th Century.” This had been rubbing me […]

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 […]

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 […]

About Citing Wikipedia

Yazan: Candace | 15 September 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Culture, Language, School, Technology

School’s started up again and if I hear another caveat from a professor telling students not to cite Wikipedia I think I’m going to lose it. In each instance it’s gone something like this: (Prof): In writing your papers this semester, you’ll be required to use outside sources. When you’re looking for material, do not […]

Graduation Day

Yazan: Candace | 13 June 2007 | 2 Comments
Categories: Academia, Happy, Life, School, Third Wave

Today is graduation day. I’ve enlisted the help of friends to help gather my children from the 3 different places from which they will come for the ceremony. One is at a track meet, participating in the last event of the day. My friend will wait for him to run his race and then bring […]

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