Stitch ‘n Bitch alive and kicking in cities and universities

Alison Reiheld is the Director of Women’s Studies at SIUE and Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy until summer 2019 when Carolina Rocha will take over as Director. Here, she follows up on Christy Ferguson’s Women’s History Month post on the history of Stitch ‘n’ Bitch. Is Stitch ‘n’ Bitch still a thing? You… Continue reading Stitch ‘n Bitch alive and kicking in cities and universities

Layers of Consent

SIUE Sociology and Women’s Studies Alum Destiny Green is Prevention Educator and Girls Group Facilitator at Safe Connections in St. Louis, MO. The title of this piece comes from one of her colleagues who mentioned that students often will say “I didn’t know that consent has that many layers.”  Here, Green boils down the core… Continue reading Layers of Consent

Proposed definition of Harassment is “Objectively Bad”

Written by: Dr. Trish Oberweis, Professor Criminal Justice In 2011, the Office of Civil Rights sent a policy change to all schools receiving federal funds instructing them that they are required to provide a safe environment for all learners. This was in reaction to a particular (although not unique) study documenting that a quarter of… Continue reading Proposed definition of Harassment is “Objectively Bad”

Drinking From The Same Well: White Supremacy, Misogyny, and the Fight for Justice in Solidarity

Director of Women’s Studies Alison Reiheld, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at SIUE, is on sabbatical leave this semester. Recent events, however, have driven her to think. And write. And keep acting. CONTENT WARNING: gun violence, racist violence, anti-Semitic violence, gender-based violence. Where possible, images will honor the victims and will only show the faces of… Continue reading Drinking From The Same Well: White Supremacy, Misogyny, and the Fight for Justice in Solidarity

Because it IS an Emergency-The Mensi Project

SIUE Women’s Studies Interim Director Christy Ferguson discusses her motivation for starting The Mensi Project, a menstrual product sharing program for all women’s, family, and non-gender specific restrooms on campus at SIUE.  Earlier this year, the women of SIUE noticed a change. Suddenly, the menstrual product dispensers that had lived in nearly every restroom, had mostly… Continue reading Because it IS an Emergency-The Mensi Project