Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feminism at Yale

Yale has a feminist blog! A column in the Yale Daily News explained yesterday why Graphic Feminism, a new project by Yale feminist Jessica Svendson, is important:

"...we must recognize that gender colors the way we interact with the world.

Instead, we need to talk about gender, and acknowledge it, and make ourselves more aware of it. Most men at Yale can probably count on one hand the number of times they’ve thought about whether they’ll choose a career or a family. My guess is that it’s not the same story for women.

All Yale’s feminists are doing is pointing this out. We’ve made progress, but the work isn’t over. Feminism isn’t dead, even at Yale. You may disagree with their tactics, but their objective is unassailable, and their presence on campus is sorely needed."

Rock on, Jessica! Also, if you like reading about feminism on Ivy League campuses, (and you must like doing that, because you're reading Equal Writes), try Yale's Broad Recognition. Do you know of any other campus feminist and gender issues blogs we should be reading? Tell us about them in the comments.

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