Favorite Feminist Heroes, Part 2: Gloria Anzaldúa

Our second installment in our Women’s History Month miniseries on Favorite Feminist Heroes comes to us from SIUE Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy Alison Reiheld. Don’t miss Part 1 from Sociology Prof Kiana Cox, and keep reading for more! My favorite feminist hero is Gloria Anzaldúa, who has been a big influence on me… Continue reading Favorite Feminist Heroes, Part 2: Gloria Anzaldúa

Favorite Feminist Heroes, Part 1: Maria Miller Stewart

It is Women’s History Month, and so time for a miniseries here on the SIUE Women’s Studies Blog!  In previous years, we have had a miniseries on gender and media and of course our most successful miniseries: our 15-day series on Feminist Songs with individual entries written by feminists from all over North America about… Continue reading Favorite Feminist Heroes, Part 1: Maria Miller Stewart

Walk a mile in our shoes ….by learning about our actual experiences

Recently (yesterday), SIUE participated in the national event known as “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes.” As is typical of such programs across the nation, and as described in a press release from SIUE earlier today, “Men crammed their feet into red high heels and walked on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on… Continue reading Walk a mile in our shoes ….by learning about our actual experiences

Perspectives on the use of a classroom blackboard to disseminate racist claims from American history

On Thursday November 30, 2017, in Peck Hall on our own SIUE campus, a message was written on the chalkboard during a several hour gap between classes. That message read as follows: “NO PERSON OF AFRICAN Descent Shall be Citizen of The U.S…. NOR were they ever Intended to be” Dred Scott Decision  <— GOOGLE… Continue reading Perspectives on the use of a classroom blackboard to disseminate racist claims from American history

Who needs Feminism? YOU DO!

SIUE Women’s Studies stalwart Christy Ferguson, SIUE English, has taught our introductory WMST 200: Issues in Feminism course several times. Most recently, she conceived a project to get her WMST 200 students involved in spreading the word about their own developing convictions. With a box of chalk and an evening class, the students went out onto… Continue reading Who needs Feminism? YOU DO!

Pay no attention to the Man behind the curtain: when faculty abuse other faculty, or enable abusers

Dr. Jill Schreiber, SIUE Department of Social Work, brings us this reflection on a hot-off-the-presses article about the ways in which faculty abuse other faculty, or enable abusers. What does this look like? What should faculty do differently to protect each other from abuse? And lastly, a question that won’t be answered here but should… Continue reading Pay no attention to the Man behind the curtain: when faculty abuse other faculty, or enable abusers

SIUE Women’s Studies Program Statement on White Supremacy and Racism on Campus

The following statement was developed as a group with input from many members of the SIUE Women’s Studies Program, both faculty and students. We join in solidarity with students who have already been working to draw attention to such incidents and to push back against them. If you want to get involved, check out the… Continue reading SIUE Women’s Studies Program Statement on White Supremacy and Racism on Campus

Cool Poem: This Vote is Legally Binding

A number of years ago, Alison Reiheld (SIUE WMST Director) came across this poem by LiveJournal user ursalav. It reminded her stylistically of the famous Tom Wayman poem, “Did I miss anything?“, a humorous and biting and beautiful response to the common student inquiry after missing class. Now seems as good a time as any… Continue reading Cool Poem: This Vote is Legally Binding

Cool Link: Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)

From the Director of Women’s Studies at SIUE, Alison Reiheld, comes this Cool Link. The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at Lebanese American University sent their Director, Dr. Lina Abirafeh, to be interviewed on MTVAlive on August 11, 2017.  The video has a few short segments in Arabic, but most of… Continue reading Cool Link: Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)