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Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Duke Special Collections

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Duke Special Collections
Documents from theWomen's Liberation Movement An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library, Duke University [ Subject Categories | Keyword Search | Links ] The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group. The items in this on-line collection are scanned and transcribed from original documents held in Duke's Special Collections Library. The documents available at this web site were selected by Duke professor Anne Valk to support assignments in her class on the Social History of American Women taught during Spring '97. The Special Collections Library is currently building its collection of Women's Liberation Movement documents. Subject Categories Keyword Search Links to related sites Related:  Gender Equality / EgalitarianismSchool

Words are not fists: some thoughts on how men work to defuse feminist anger at Hugo Schwyzer This is, I think, an important post. I’ve been thinking about men in women’s studies classes, and jokes about "male-bashing." This semester’s women’s studies class is like most: overwhelmingly female. I’ve got 32 women and 6 men in the class. Most of the guys hadn’t spoken in class all semester; today, all did. When men find themselves in feminist settings (like a women’s studies class) they are almost always in the minority. But one thing I remember from my own college days that I see played out over and over again is this male habit of making nervous jokes about being attacked by feminists . All of this behavior reflects two things: men’s genuine fear of being challenged and confronted, and the persistence of the stereotype of feminists as being aggressive "man-bashers." There’s a conscious purpose to this sort of behavior. Here’s where I need to issue a big ol’ mea culpa. I’ve allowed this kind of joking and defusing to go on too long in my classes.

The Feminist eZine An interview with Jim Sterling about sexism in game culture | Gaming As Women Jim Sterling, a staff writer for Destructoid and weekly video blogger for The Escapist, is a pretty big name in the video game blogosphere, as someone who has been doing it for quite a while and one of the few professional video game bloggers out there. He has gained quite a bit of influence as a reviewer for pushing back against game companies who want nothing more than shills for their games instead of real, honest reviews. Sadly, Jim Sterling also had a pretty unfortunate history of saying really sexist things. To be honest, I’d pretty considered Jim Sterling a bit of a lost cause, so I mostly stopped paying attention to him for the last year or so. That made me really sit back and take notice. Wundergeek: My biggest question for you is why? Jim Sterling: You can hold a mirror up to a person as many times as you like, but only the person can look. I’ve taken to calling my prior attitude, as well as the attitude of other members of the gaming community, the “obviously not” syndrome.

Blog Archive » Woman in technology Usually I avoid topics like women in technology because (1) it is a can of worms, and (2) I can really only speak for myself. For the most part, I’d rather be seen as a person in technology than a woman, but this weekend the twitterverse erupted with opinions about Google sponsoring female students to attend JSConf. As a woman who is often the only-woman-in-the-room, I want people to know it isn’t always easy. I was a bit shocked by the blatant failure to empathize. On the Big Web Show, I talked about being a women in a male dominated field (min 7:12). “I was a carpenter before I got into web stuff, so you guys can’t really compete with the carpenters, no matter how unruly you get.” That is true, but a simplification. After conducting a thorough study on the status of female researchers at MIT. The heart and soul of discrimination, the last refuge of the bigot, is to say that those who are discriminated against deserve it because they are less good.Dean Robert J. He says it beautifully.

A History of Menstrual Activism | Our Bodies Our Blog A recent issue of the journal Health Care for Women International includes the article “From Convenience to Hazard: A Short History of the Emergence of the Menstrual Activism Movement, 1971-1992,” a succinct and fascinating history from author Chris Bobel. This article is well worth a read if you can get your hands on a copy (the link above is to the abstract only). The article highlights “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and the ways in which our classic book addressed menstruation and menstrual products over the years and editions. Bobel notes milestones in the history of menstrual activism, including growing concerns about menstrual products and changing attitudes and growing discussion about menstruation in the 1970s, concerns about toxic shock syndrome and the FDA’s inaction in the 1980s, and growing concern about toxins and interest in alternative products in the early 1990s.

NOMAS | Pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, enhancing men's lives. 15 Aspects That Must Be Recognized In Third-Wave Feminism 1. There must be a widespread understanding that feminism does apply to men. Therefore, men who stand up for feminist issues may, and should, be identified as feminist. It is counterproductive and hypocritical to discuss gender equality while simultaneously creating a double standard towards males who share feminist values. (I think that the phrase "feminist male" should be dropped, as well. 2. 3. 4. (This logic applies only to minor, mainstream cosmetics. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

About Feminism CompSci Woman Feminist theory in composition studies In composition studies, feminism’s goal is to foster a nurturing classroom that focuses on much positive, constructive feedback on writing. An instructor with a feminist pedagogy is unlikely to favor or focus on an androcentric direction of teaching nor will they give any sort of critique on the androcentric viewpoint. A feminist approach in composition “would focus on questions of difference and dominance in written language”.[1] Beginnings[edit] In the 1960s, the second wave of feminism began and one major goal was to raise society’s consciousness of the struggles of women. Mary P. Pedagogy[edit] Elizabeth Flynn writes that feminist theory “emphasize[s] that males and females differ in their developmental processes and in their interactions with others”.[1] Thus, a feminist instructor will take into account the implicit differences between male and female writers and teach appropriately, without favoring or focusing on androcentric or gynocentric studies. Research[edit] Works cited[edit]