Articles | Posted by Julie Z on 02/11/2010
An Interview With Marie C. Wilson
In 2008, the world watched as Hilary Clinton campaigned for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Although she didn’t receive the nomination, the fact that she was able to even enter the race and was taken seriously, considering an attempt to do so even 50 years ago would have been dismissed and ridiculed by the nation, proves how far we’ve come. So often we take for granted the significant presence women have in politics today, and the people who made this happen. Marie C. Wilson is definitely one of these people, and one who won’t settle until women are not only present, but equally represented in politics.
Marie C. Wilson is former president of the Ms. Foundation for Women, where during her 20-year tenure she raised millions of dollars for programs promoting …
Feminism | Posted by Amber Q on 01/14/2010
What My Father Taught Me About Feminism
Men weren’t really the enemy – they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill. – Betty Friedan, the Feminine Mystique
It wasn’t until very recently that I realized how blind I was to gender stereotyping — on the masculine side of things. We hear so much about feminism and women’s liberation… but what about out fellow sufferers?
My father was really the one that opened my eyes. He’s been out of work for the larger part of the recession, and thus home a lot more with Mom and I. Most of the time he seems to pace around like a caged animal, as if he doesn’t know what to do with himself. It drives mom …
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/24/2009
A Feminist Wish List
fgbm27 at daily kos recently wrote their feminist wish list, which was condensed and re-posted by Bitch. It brings up a lot of really interesting things to think about – most of which I completely agree with. Here is the list:
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. A feminist who identifies as female is never addressed as a “female feminist”)
2. While transsexual acceptance and rights are an important aspect of third wave feminism, …