Category Feminism

Our ‘Post-Feminist’ World Makes Me Need Feminism.

What is Post-Feminist Era? The notion of a ‘post-feminist’ time began in the 70’s or 80’s. Around this time journalists and academics started to exclaim that feminism was dead: the movement had achieved its goals and it was time for feminism to stand down. As Hawkensworth wrote back then, the essence of the post-feminist era […]

The Consequences of Being a #FeministKillJoy.

When I raise my hand in class, some people roll their eyes before I have begun to speak, anticipating what I will say. There are those who, when I express a view, instantly dismiss it by saying they do not want a feminist rant. I have lost the respect of some of my peers for […]

Travel Tips for Women Who Want to See the World.

“My consuming desire is to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, barroom regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all this is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always supposedly in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued […]

Is There Longevity To The Women’s March on Washington?

The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) will take place this upcoming […]

White Feminism in Five Facts.

First and foremost, White Feminism does not refer to all self-identifying feminists who are Caucasian. White Feminism is a stream of feminism that caters only to white (cis, straight, able bodied, middle class) women, failing to advocate for any individuals who fall outside of this category and creating an exclusive movement for privileged women. White […]

What Has Feminist Television Done For Us?

  I grew up watching TV shows like Full House, Lizzie McGuire and Zoey 101. I would race home from school, plop myself on the couch, and settle in for 23 minutes of family friendly entertainment. In every single show I watched there were the aged archetypes of women. The clumsy-but-adorable teenage girl; the cold, […]

The Ramifications of Gender Roles.

“A gender role is a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviours are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex.” Even if we don’t realize it, we constantly see gender roles at play every day. The man who is expected to pay for a meal, the […]