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The Wandering Womb: Female Hysteria through the Ages

The word “hysteria” conjures up an array of images, none of which probably include a nomadic uterus wandering aimlessly around the female body. Yet that is precisely what medical practitioners in the past believed was the cause behind this mysterious disorder. 754 more words

Casebooks

Rejected Princesses

From Goodreads: Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. 816 more words

Books

She Is Still Burning 1 (Oct 2000)

And the blast from the past continues … below you will find the first SISB instalment, sent out to friends as an e-mail in October 2000. 2,383 more words

Earth

She Is Still Burning (intro)

In “Kung Fu Panda,” my favourite animated feature, the old turtle says, “The past is history, the future is mystery, the present is a gift—that’s why it’s called the present.” What follows is the past, a history of exact feeling as many of my friends and I faced politics and life/death/life in the years 2000 to 2004, from just before the tainted election of George W. 611 more words

She Is Still Burning

In The Here and Now

Feminist ideas and powerful women have been around for centuries. However, why did feminism as a global movement only emerge at this point in history? Constance Singam weighs in. 421 more words

FEMINIST TRIUMPH: KELLYANNE CONWAY IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

As 2016 rapidly comes to a close I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention one of the most moving stories of the year: Kellyanne Conway becoming the first woman to successfully run a Presidential campaign in America. 124 more words

LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES

Who were the first S'porean feminists?

Singapore’s feminist history is largely forgotten and not often referred to in schools or newspapers. However, the rights that Singaporean women enjoy today did not come from nowhere.  1,085 more words