What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
I wonder if there will be real tea! Here in Toronto it is 16C, so we don’t need tea quite as much as we did last week, but tea goes well with good conversation and meeting new people. As part of her visit to Osgoode as a Genest Global Scholar, Prof. Ratna Kapur is joining the Osgoode women’s caucus for tea on Wednesday 14 March in Room 2004. If you missed Prof. Kapur’s public lecture, Pink Chaddis and SlutWalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite, last week, I have a brief recap here (with quotes!). More >
Two awards, detailed below. One requires application, the other nomination. Apply, encourage someone else, or tell your school about a woman who deserves nomination.
2012 Aird & Berlis LLP/WLAO Advocacy Award In 2007, Aird & Berlis LLP and WLAO established an annual award to be granted to a female law student for her efforts in an advocacy project advancing equality rights. This award will provide the recipient with resources and guidance in launching her proposed project and includes a monetary award of $1000.00.
The recipient of the award will demonstrate the following characteristics: • female registered, in good standing, at an More >
Happy IWD! Kapur (yesterday) on slutwalks and chaddis, Mossman and Luxton launch (soon) Reconsidering Knowledge
Osgoode Genest and IFLS visitor Ratna Kapur spoke on IWD-eve (obviously this should be a real thing, right? )from her forthcoming paper Pink Chaddis and SlutWalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite. A great talk which wrapped critical approaches with a touch of real optimism. The piece links campaigns which developed out of the remarks made by police (both official and unofficial police of female behaviour, in fact) in India (Kapur provides this example: “People are turning out to be more fashionable …..all these things they provoke; provoke these types of things [rape] which are not in More >
From Bleeding Hearts to Critical Thinking: Exploring the Issue of Human Trafficking
March 19, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Vari Hall Rotunda March 20, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. FSCR (Founders 305)
Stories about human trafficking, particularly ‘sex trafficking’ abound in the media. Yet what do we make of such stories and what can we do to address the issue?
This year two courses in Development Studies and Women’s Studies – SOSC3455 “Global Human More >
Prof Emily Grabham from Kent just sent me this CFP from Feminist Legal Studies (she is the Editor-in-Chief) on “Theorising SlutWalk: Critical Feminist Perspectives” (deadline Sept. 30, 2012, complete call (pdf) here).
Feminist Legal Studies is pleased to publish Ratna Kapur’s article Pink Chaddis and SlutWalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite in our upcoming issue: 20(1). [i will update with when/where you can get this article! - sl] Kapur deftly analyses the postcolonial feminist politics of the Indian SlutWalk and Pink Chaddi movements…..
In dominant narratives circulating about SlutWalk, the marches began after a police officer made comments at More >