Archive for the 'Ecofeminism' Category

Elizabeth May on the Air!

Yazan: Candace | 11 September 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Ecofeminism, Feminism, Happy, Life, Sexism, Technology, Third Wave

I just got an email from the Greens saying that Elizabeth May will be part of the televised national debates this election: Dear Green Party Supporter, I am writing to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting my campaign to be included in the televised leaders’ debates. Because of you and countless […]

Locavore Me

Yazan: Candace | 07 July 2008 | 4 Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Food, Gardening, Happy, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Coming up on Sunday July 27, 2008 at John R. Park Homestead is a new (hopefully annual) event called the Lakeside Locavore Lunch. From the Essex Region Conservation Authority calendar: The Lakeside Locavore Lunch is a new special event taking place at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area on Sunday, July 27th from noon […]

Real Estate for the Dead

Yazan: Candace | 18 June 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Family, Life, Relationships

Please note: This post is not meant to criticize or offend anyone who has experienced a death of friend of family and has had to make these decisions. It’s only intent is to bring attention to a practice that seems to me to go unquestioned, when there may be other, viable alternatives worthy of consideration. […]

Grocery Musings

Yazan: Candace | 02 March 2007 | 8 Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Family, Food, Life

A few things I’ve noticed about grocery stores, groceries, and grocery shopping: During the day on a weekday, the grocery store is filled with women with babies and old people. Even in this factory town where a large number of people are shiftworkers there are few men, fewer men with children, and very very few […]

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 […]

Environment(s): Women’s Studies vs. Philosophy (or choosing classes again)

Yazan: Candace | 07 September 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Ecofeminism, Environment, Feminism, Life, School, Women's Studies

I signed up for more classes than I need, figuring I’ll check them all out, get a feel for the profs’ attitudes, take a look at the reading and assignment lists and then make my decision of which to take. My degree requirements are pretty much filled, save for a feminist research credit, a programming […]

Is being feminist ‘enough’?

Yazan: Candace | 01 February 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Feminism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

When I was an unruly teen my father used to frustrate himself with my determination to always root for the underdog. This has redefined itself in my adulthood as a call to issues of social justice. I feel strongly about issues – in other words – give me an issue and I’ll feel strongly about […]

Canadian Federal Election

Yazan: Candace | 12 January 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Third Wave

We’re up for another federal election in just over a week. The Green Party has chosen not to put up signs this time. Not only are signs an eyesore in the community and a big litter maker post-election (and often during) but they are also doing this in an effort to make a responsible spending […]


Yazan: Candace | 19 September 2005 | No Comments
Categories: Blogging, Culture, Ecofeminism, Family, Feminism, Technology

My house was robbed the weekend after finals. I’m just about put back together – luckily I had insurance. It’s been a great challenge trying to function without a computer for the past few weeks, borrowing and traveling to get the essentials met. Unfortunately the blog was one of the first things to go. My […]

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