Archive for the 'Sexism' Category

Aikido, violence against women, and my daughter’s sensei

Yazan: Candace | 22 December 2006 | Comments Off on Aikido, violence against women, and my daughter’s sensei
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Culture, Feminism, Life, Sexism, Women's Studies

Prompted by a discussion with my daughter’s sensei I felt a need to review some violence against women stats. All images in this post are by Check this out: in Canada, from WAVAW: One half of all Canadian women have experienced at least one incident of sexual or physical violence. Almost 60% of these […]

Addressing race, class, and sexuality in the environmental movement

Yazan: Candace | 14 November 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Ecofeminism, Environment, Racism, Sexism, Women's Studies

The environmental movement has inadequately addressed issues of race, class, and sexuality. The feminist movement has only recently identified the need to consider race, class, and sexuality, and made concentrated efforts to be inclusive in their concerns, structures, and practices. As the environmental movement faces increasing pressure to align itself with social justice issues and […]

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 […]

New site: Heroine Content

Yazan: Candace | 21 August 2006 | 2 Comments
Categories: Bodies, Boothbabes, Culture, Feminism, Games, Sexism, Sexuality, Technology

I added the feed from Heroine Content to my collection recently. This is from the site’s first post and welcome: Heroine Content is a feminist and anti-racist blog about women kicking ass. More specifically, we write about women kicking ass in action films, with a side order of television and video game commentary as things […]

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 […]

More about Booth Babes

Yazan: Candace | 21 April 2006 | Comments Off on More about Booth Babes
Categories: Boothbabes, E3, Feminism, Sexism, Sexuality, Technology

So Noah wants to bring back the booth babes. He’s a 17 year old high school student (technically not even old enough to get in to E3) and he’s crying that taking booth babes out of E3 is a travesty. /sigh/ There is more to life than booth babes. I don’t go to E3 for […]

Get ready for more of this at E3 2006

Yazan: Candace | 26 March 2006 | 2 Comments
Categories: Culture, Games, Life, Sexism, Technology, Third Wave

Rob‘s been away at GDC this week and he’s been taking pictures of the boothbabes apparently. This photo is from his flickr page. With the fines for objectifying women set for this year I wonder how many boothbabes like this one we’ll be seeing at E3 2006?

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 […]

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 […]

What is feminism?

Yazan: Candace | 23 October 2005 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Culture, Diversity, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Sexism, Women's Studies

This semester is challenging me to come to terms with this beast called “feminism”. Between papers identifying whether or not suffrage has made a difference in women’s lives to critiquing the third wave I waver between thinking the movement is salvageable and becomeing enthused with reform to seeing the idea as too far gone a […]

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