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History of Feminism

The late years, especially in the 1960s, feminists were challenged by the social injustices that women endured because of the patriarchal society they lived in. Christine Stansell points this out in her essay on Feminist Theory. 217 more words

Performing Gender

Butler, J. (1988). Performative acts and gender constitution: An essay in phenomenology and feminist theory. Theatre Journal, 40(4), 519-531.

It’s hard to believe this famous academic essay was published in… 428 more words

Poem from my time in Gender and Women's Studies classes at UMBC


Or the idea that there is A “Woman” to the patriarchy,

But in objective reality,

That truth that can’t be denied no matter how much rationality we try to strip to, 295 more words

The implicit value equations of feminism

This follow-on piece to the workshops and blogs in which I have previously used the concept of “Queering the Value Equation” (see here and here… 2,344 more words

No All Those Who Wander Are Lost

A wise person once said “not all those who wander are lost.” The line appears in J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem entitled All That is Gold Does Not Glitter… 1,540 more words


Where Did All the Feminists Go?

When: Monday, May 16, 7:30PM
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5, buy tickets here

In the past, the word feminism was taboo for many, but now, even Taylor Swift calls herself a feminist — and, according to Bitch magazine founder Andi Zeisler, that’s a huge problem. 94 more words


Mother, I am sorry for my feminism

Dear Ma,

I finally got done writing a tedious list of citations for this paper on transnational feminism. One after the other, I wrote names of academics, articles, books. 524 more words