Saturday, March 3, 2012

Future of Feminism, Day Three: Ending Rape as a Tool of War

Today's installment in my Future of Feminism series at the Ms. blog profiles the organization Women Under Siege, which

has a two-part mission: to educate and to help change policy. “We’re starting with documentation as a way to bring this history into the public conversation,” [Director Lauren] Wolfe told the Ms. Blog. “When the story of women’s suffering remains hidden, there is no way to change it.”

After education comes change. Women Under Siege hopes that bringing visibility to these issues will spark changes in the way NGOs, the UN and local governments handle sexual violence against women during both wartime and in times of peace.

Click here for more.

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Future of Feminism, Day Two: Interventions in the Reproductive Rights Debate

Today's "Future of Feminism" post considers some of the innovative (and oft-humorous) ways a few women politicians have called attention to the ridiculousness of conservative legislators thinking they should have the right to dictate how women make decisions about their own bodies.

Read about it here.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome to the Future of Feminism

I'm excited to announce that today marks the first day of my month-long series, "The Future of Feminism," over that the Ms. blog. I decided that this women's history month, I wanted to try something a little different:
I’m all for women’s history: I teach it in my women’s studies class, and I love learning about women politicians, scientists, artists and writers whose life stories were buried under a narrow-minded, patriarchal historical canon. I believe it is unequivocally important for women and men to understand that the conventional historical narrative often comes to us constricted and dulled, with many great women and people of color lost in the shadows. I hammer home in my students the importance of early feminist movements and ideas, how contemporary feminism rests on the shoulders of women who came before. But sometimes … sometimes I want to look forward to the future of feminism–not where we were, but how far we have left to go.

Come join me!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.

Even though this blog has been more or less defunct for many months, this isn't goodbye. In fact, I have some big things planned in the next few weeks and will start blogging any pretty regularly in a variety of capacities.

First of all, I'm starting a series on Thursday for the Ms. Magazine blog. Since March is Women's History Month, I decided I wanted to do something a little different: focus on the future of feminism instead of it's past. For the month of March, I'll be posting daily to the Ms. blog with profiles about organizations and issues that address contemporary concerns within feminism.

Secondly, I'm currently working on a podcast. Let's just say I'm somewhere between the pre-production and production phases of the first episode. More information to come...

Thirdly, I'm sure that all these posts and interviews will garner a lot more information and opportunities for sharing links than I'll have space for in the blog or on the podcast, so I'll be posting other Links of Great Interest (LOGI?) in this space.

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