“He doesn’t get points for that.” It’s one of the most common “sheilaisms” you will hear in my office. We quite simply live in a culture that literally awards boys points for merely NOT walking into a room and punching a woman in the face or raping her or telling her to go make him a sandwich. How often do we get annoyed with young mothers in grocery stores for their loud children and how often when it’s a dad struggling, do we offer help or at the very least think to ourselves “oh look at that great dad babysitting his children?” Imagine thinking a mom is babysitting her children.
Feminism Online and Off
Erin is back! Join us to explore how feminist identity and community is imagined, stretched, and constructed between virtual and physical spaces.Find out More
Melissa Gira Grant: The War on Sex Workers
Writer and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant looks at the history of sex workers organizing for their rights and imagines what feminist solidarity with sex workers could look like. 3/27@5pm.Find out More
Rooted in Reality: Feminist Week 2013
Celebrate your feminist identity! Engage with feminism in pragmatic ways. Intersect with diverse identities to inform a collective feminist vision. Apply feminist agency to everyday situations.Find out More
Art at the Intersections
Sweet Honey in the Rock's Ysaye Barnwell: Art at the Intersections, Th 4/18@4:30pm, Westbrook 0014. This year's Founder's Lecture features a talk and community sing with Dr. Ysaye Barnwell who inspires both singers and non-singers as a model of pedagogy for educators, and cultural activists and historians.Find out More
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