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“Unamused by My Erasure”: Feminist Selfies and the Politics of Representation

Today’s post from Prof. Alison Reiheld puts a decidedly 2014 spin on the question, “How do we see ourselves?” [Image Credit: Field and Stream, 2008] “I want to see more young women holding a fish than holding their camera in front … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve: Costumes That Reinforce Sex Differences Reveal Underlying Patterns Necessary for Continued Sexism

Boo!  It can be a scary world out there, as Philosophy Professor Alison Reiheld reminds us in this post… As October begins, we notice the signs of autumnal rituals: pumpkins both real and false, wreaths in rich browns and oranges … Continue reading

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“Marriage Equality”: It Means More Than You Think

Today the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage, and arguments tomorrow will challenge the Defense of Marriage Act.  Philosophy Professor Alison Reiheld  considers multiple definitions of “marriage equality” here. The struggle for—and against—marriage equality … Continue reading

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Not All Objectification is Sexual

The fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which coincides with numerous challenges to women’s healthcare and reproductive choices,  has given us a lens for reconsidering women’s reproductive rights.  In this thoughtful post,  Prof. Alison Reiheld frames the issue from a bioethicist’s perspective. In … Continue reading

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Measuring Sartorial, Political, and Cultural Costs

Like so many of us in recent months, Professor Alison Reiheld has dedicated large chunks of time to following the presidential election.  In the wake of the conventions, she draws our attention to a less visible rhetoric, one that addresses … Continue reading

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Women and Responsibility for Health: Food, Physical Activity, and Feminism

  This post was contributed by Alison Reiheld, Asst. Professor of Philosophy.  Prof. Reiheld studies and teaches applied ethics, with an emphasis on medical ethics, and she is the organizer of “Medicine in Action,” a lecture series at SIUE that draws … Continue reading

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Faculty

Faculty are listed alphabetically by their home department Catherine Seltzer, English Language and Literature WMST Program Director Office/Phone Number: PH 2204/2256 cseltze@siue.edu Teaching Interest(s): Southern Literature, 19th and 20th Century American Literature, 20th Century Women Writers, and Feminist Theory Website: http://www.siue.edu/ENGLISH/Directory/directoryspec.html Leah … Continue reading

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Past Events

SIUE Women’s Studies  Spring 2014 Thursday, Feb 6th, 7:00-8:30 PM “A Conversation with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon” MUC, Maple-Dogwood Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department and Pi Sigma Alpha Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM “A Conversation with … Continue reading

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Course Descriptions

Summer 2014  WMST 200: Issues in Feminism Prof. Linda Markowitz MTWR 11:00 AM-1:10 PM, July Session This course will consider the beliefs, values, and commitments of the Women’s Movement and their implications for the lives of women and men. WMST/PSYCH … Continue reading

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