ONE thing about Rob Ford
[because this quote is TOO fantastic] ♥ APerry re Ford: “The first rule of white club is you do not speak abt whiteness. This is perhaps esp true in Canada” http://bit.ly/1dbFqSG
The challenge of pictures….
[this week the LSUC released the news that Ryerson won the contract to deliver the LPP. The OBA, involved somehow with the Ryerson efforts, announced the arrival of the somewhat controversial program with a picture that…surprised me]
what is your reaction to this, ontario lawyer WOC ? photo from OBA webpage re LPP . 2nd tier? pic.twitter.com/fEoTJ1BVaQ
Big Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in Toronto May 2014 Early Bird $$ till Jan.15 h/t MJMossman
Social Policy Assoc @SocialPolicyUK CFP Feminist Review on ‘The Politics of Austerity’: http://bit.ly/167wsmy
LSA “2nd Half Century Junior Scholars [short] Essay Competition” http://bit.ly/Ip23sk see the question and details on LSA website.
know a worthy candidate? “Laura Legge Award recognizes Ont women lawyers who exemplify leadership ” http://bit.ly/HSt2w8 Nominate
At the Law Schools
RT @KatieBrack: Excellent “What I learned at law school: The poor need not apply” Osgoode Tuition http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/what-i-learned-at-law-school-the-poor-need-not-apply/article15443887/ dashboard/follows/ … @
1/2 Accessibility of lawschool ($$ & otherwise) = defining issue, bc of the impact it has on other critical issues. Who’s in the building?
2/2 what gets understood, demanded, built on? who will be lawyers lawprofs judges in our future? What is this profession abt? service
Thanks Osgoode Feminist Collective for making/taking space in the lawschool. Presence matters. pic.twitter.com/FdlAl6XkQN
Events you Missed
(you wish you were there): Emma Cunliffe (UBC) at York
(you may be relieved to have missed this) I become Highly Irritated at the Munk Debate:“the end of men”
@ munk debate on the end of men w/ @blberger (not obsolete – he got the tix). Already quite annoyed. http://www.munkdebates.com/
Maybe this poster explains my annoyance? Strangely, @Blberger does not seem to find my asides as funny as i do. pic.twitter.com/CYaBiidjZq
[during the debate]
So many refs to animal procreation: feels like popculture sociobiologists convention. MunkDebate @blberger still doesnt think i’m funny
Rosin wants to help men, as their era of dominance ends. Paglia (con) is concerned abt feminist denigration of men & end of female glamour.
I just….cannot. Audience giggling. @blberger say not usual Munkdebate form. So, this aint an intersectional space.
Given this munkdebate is clearly just an intellectual jello wrestle, seems churlish to point to lack of intersectional analysis excpt class
Here @munkdebate class analysis=way to hide, not reveal, plutocrat driven rising inequality. Oh wait! Here we go It isnt gender but class.
1 i like Caitlin Moran best = proof of problem 2 Toronto room, primed on Ford, v sympathetic to poor working class men.
Now Naomi Wolf is here via tape talking about …oh, anyway. Now: but patriarchy is alive & well in (name country white ppl dont live)
Rosin is, to be fair, taking that on. It was Rudyard Griffith (moderator) who made the claim
Rosin talking abt swedish mat leave of a year. Does she know what country this is? @blberger says “we” always =US at munkdebates
Now is the part where we reassure the men that this is all about how we love then. bechdelfail
[post debate conclusion]
16 Nov @kootenaydreams debate not worth taking too seriously in the end, which i suppose was the point. Women – not to be taken seriously.