Well, I think there’s a difference between not understanding/agreeing with feminist theory, and not understanding/agreeing with feminist values or interests. The former is hard to expect from people – it’s only a small group of privileged people who get to study theory, so that I don’t really hold against folks. But I think what you’re [...]
Monthly Archives: September 2011
How do you DEAL with the people in your life that do not understand or agree with feminist theory? There are so many of my peers in my social circle that are either 1) blind to their privilege, and when I call them out on this, scoff at me as if I'm using the term "male privilege" like it's a buzzword, 2) buying into the notion of biological determinism, or 3) call me a "man hater" for pointing out misogynistic behavior. I feel like I just lose my cool when trying to deal with them. : /
“He pointed at my outfit and said, “Don’t you think your shorts are a little short?’” she recalled. “He pointed at their dresses and said they were showing a lot of skin.”
He said that such clothing could make the suspect think he had “easy access,” said Lauren.
She said the officer explained that “you’re exactly the kind of girl this guy is targeting.”
Calling SlutWalk! Jeez.
A Thin Line on Skirts | The Wall Street Journal
As a follow up to the past question that schlozie asked–what should someone look for in a graduate program in Women's and Gender Studies?
I think it really depends on what you’re looking for! If you know the area or concentration you’re most interested in, check out the profs and see if there’s anyone in that field that you think could be a potential mentor. Talk to folks who have been a part of the program, talk to the [...]