Tag Archives: Women's Studies

Beyonce enters the women’s studies classroom

Tweet Women’s studies has for many decades centered itself around the study of popular culture and this trend continues as it was announced last week that there will be a class called “Politicizing Beyonce” offered by the Women’s Studies Departement at Rutgers. Most people groan in dismay when I rigorously analyze pop culture through a [...]
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Guest post: tribute to a gender studies godmother

TweetThis is a guest post from Gwendolyn Beetham, free-lance researcher and MPhil/PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her project on gender and international development seeks to bridge her long-time love of activism and academic research. I want to honor feminist economist and founder of the National Council for Research [...]
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Feminism in the Classroom

TweetIf you’re not hip to Ileana Jiménez’s amazing blog, Feminist Teacher, it’s time. Throughout her thirteen year career, Jiménez has been a leader in the field of social justice education for students of color, LGBT youth, women and girls. She’s also a major advocate of getting intersectional feminism in schools at all grade levels. In [...]
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Quick Hit: Jessica on Elitist Feminism

TweetCheck out Jess’s awesome piece over at her blog about elitism and feminism and takes on critic to young feminists, Nina Power. Power also takes issue with me being too “upbeat”, and suggesting that feminism can make women’s lives better. (We like our social justice movements dour, not joyful!) By ignoring how important and transformational [...]
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Wednesday Feminist Love: Women’s and Gender Studies

TweetWhen you’re a feminist blogger, it sometimes feels like you’re constantly writing about one horrific story after another. And while we try to include inspiring stories of feminists doing great work – it still often seems like the bad outweighs the good. I’m on a bit of a positive-thinking kick at the moment, so I [...]
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