In their article “In defence of Caitlin Moran and populist feminism” , Rhiannon and Holly from the Vagenda magazine employ a heady mix of biographical context and anti-intellectualism to defend the indefensible: Moran’s dismissal of the representation of black women. They write that “feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement”, which must be resuscitated from the “dust and the stuffiness” it has been cocooned within by reinventing More >
Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship
The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship program will serve as a bridge to a legal academic career for one or more scholars each academic year.
The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession. Fellows will be given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of our research centers, and to teach a course at the More >
Roxane Gay, a writer I really like, in the latest issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review, on being a bad feminist.
Will no doubt resonate with many, and perhaps slightly reassure? Some of the beats i like are er, slightly misogynistic. And in part because of that, I try not to be the feminist police. But I don’t buy the argument that feminism means validating all the choices any woman, anywhere, ever makes as inherently feminist… Anyway, this is a nice weekend read.
My favorite definition of a feminist is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who, when interviewed More >
It’s a pleasure to be an institution where students are active in creating links between the community and the school and opportunities to learn. Here are two events coming up.
OCTOBER 24: A Dialogue About “Honour Killings” in Canada
Brought to you by Osgoode’s: Muslim Law Students’ Association, South Asian Law Students’ Association, and Women’s Caucus
What are ‘honour killings? • Are ‘honour killings’ different from other forms of violence against women? If so , how? • Have ‘honour killings been discussed accurately and fairly in the media? • Should there be a specific Criminal Code provision to address ‘honour killings? Why More >
Public lectures. Oct 22 Greenfield on “the myth of choice” & Oct 24 Bradbury on Studying Canada & Feminist Histories
This year Bettina Bradbury (history and women’s studies, Glendon College and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Profressional Studies), will present “Twists, Turning Points and Tall Shoulders: Studying Canada and feminist histories”.
Wednesday October 24 in the Senate Chamber (9th floor North Ross Building) 4 – 6 pm. Please rsvp to email@example.com
Here’s another talk, on the 22 October at Osgoode 1230. Info below. I’m intrigued by how feminist theory might engage with this, both generally around choice and more particularly around consumer culture.