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Signing Away my Assumed Ability as a Man that I Could Rape a Women if I Wanted to

In the second of two posts on sexual assault, Women’s Studies student Layn Abbott writes about his experience accessing one of the most shocking forms of male privilege: the assumed ability to take sex from women without consent.  Or as he … Continue reading

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Should Universities be Seeking Awareness or Effectiveness with Sexual Assault Prevention Programs?

Layn Abbott has taken multiple Women’s Studies courses including an independent study this semester, the capstone project for which involves not just one but two blog entries for us. Abbott has worked with WMST faculty member Dr. Trish Oberweis on … Continue reading

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Why we need to be talking about Black Lives Matter and local causes of inequality

In this blog entry, I (Alison Reiheld, Director of Women’s Studies at SIUE) summarize our recent Featured Speaker for the 2015-16 year and provide a copy of my introduction to her talk.  Both show why we very much need to … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 15, This Is Not A Feminist Song

Our final post comes to us from SIUE Women’s Studies program graduate,  and graduate student, Destiny Green.  Destiny is the 2014 winner of the Martha Welch Award, our program’s annual award to students who have demonstrated thoughtfulness and leadership in the context … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 14, O brave new world that has such people in’t!

We have been focusing on individual feminist songs nominated by folks associated with the SIUE Women’s Studies program or with me as Director. However, we are by no means the first–nor shall we be the last–to do a series on … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 13, I said I was a boy; I’m glad he didn’t check

Our post today comes to us from Kate Norlock, a feminist and philosophy professor at Trent University in Canada, where she holds the Kenneth Mark Drain Endowed Chair in Ethics. Kate is the author of Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective.  She responded to … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 12, Riot Grrrls

Alyson Spurgas is an Assistant Professor in SIUE’s Sociology Department and has been involved in the Women’s Studies Program since her first semester here. She has written several blog entries for our program on injustice and within her specialty, medical … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 11, One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

My mother, Robin Crane, has been following our Feminist Songs series. She has already assisted once this semester with a Women’s Studies event and, I think it is fair to say, started me feministing at a young age: I distinctly remember … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 10, I don’t need to be rescued

Director of Women’s Studies Alison Reiheld shares her thoughts on one of her favorite songs by a long-favored artist, Ani DiFranco.  DiFranco’s work was nominated for the feminist song series by several people including Edwardsville local Kayci Combs Leuker and … Continue reading

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Feminist Songs…: Day 9,masculinity, femininity, self-loathing and self-love

Today’s Feminist Song comes to us from WMST Graduate Assistant and Art Therapy MA student, Sarah Pray.  Pray uses all manner of artistic forms to process her thoughts, a feature of the art therapy she is studying to practice. One … Continue reading

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