I listened to a keynote address this morning. The presenter made a few jokes about the ways that partners manage decisions about family finances. On the way to his punchlines, he’d say things like, “Now, I know what all the ladies in the room are thinking…” I don’t remember how the jokes end. All I …
What is on the horizon for feminism? How has a heightened awareness of LGBT2Q+ experiences shifted our understanding about the nature of gender? Does the men’s rights movement reflect coherent concerns about masculine identity? What have been the ongoing consequences of movements like #metoo?
Whose rights, bodies, and property are legally protected by the chivalrous class toting ’ladies first’ as a slogan? What hides subjugation as well as moralistic self-confidence? When do you decide to ignore the language and look at the structure instead?
If you don’t approve of society renegotiating gender roles, is it a fair assumption that you presently benefit from the status quo in some way?
What happens to the fight for justice when everyone is fighting a different battle?
Until relatively recently, the history of writing has been overwhelmingly a history of men’s ideas. (One need only compare the number of known ancient women writers to the number of known writers in the ancient world to get a sense of the gender disparity.) Ancient literature represents plenty of misogynist attitudes (looking at you, Hesiod, …
“Masculinity [is] an icon of power, but it’s rotten at the centre”
When you think of the word ‘leadership,’ what comes to mind? What are your top three word associations? Got your list? Now, how many of the words that you just imagined reflect traditionally masculine characteristics? In this episode, Shawna Lewkowitz (@ShawnaLewk) and Anne-Marie Sanchez (@anma_sa) discuss some big questions about gender and leadership: How has …
Innocent until proven guilty. This is the foundational presumption of our justice system. This is the normative, intentional bias we have structurally embedded in our conception of justice to protect the wrongly accused. It is central to our legal definition of human rights itself. But presumed innocence has a inherent side effect. It structurally imposes …
“Women needlessly subject themselves to a ridiculous number of subjective cultural beauty norms,” he said to himself, as he trimmed his unseemly nostril hair.
A panel discussion unpacking the concept of ‘structural violence.’
How do you combat corruption in a system that combats rats and whistle-blowers?
How you define ‘exploitation’ depends, at least in part, on your parameters for defining ‘autonomy’ and ‘coercion.’
Rowa Mohamed discusses Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw’s concept of intersectionality.