Thursday, May 28, 2009

Women Girls Ladies at Princeton!

If you're going to be around for Reunions, you should definitely check this out - as John Schmid Jr. so charmingly reminded us a couple of weeks ago, conversations about feminism are still very relevant, especially as we celebrate Princeton's history, and Women Girls Ladies provides an amazing forum for an intergenerational conversation..

Saturday, May 30, 4 pm (after the P-rade)

On Feminism and the Economy – with Women Girls Ladies

McCosh 10

Four diverse feminist authors and activists represent generations from pre-baby-boomer to Generation Y. Don't miss this FRESH conversation among intergenerational feminists about all that matters: power, work, sex, motherhood, pop culture, the future, and everything in between.

This dynamic and interactive presentation is Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored with the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.


At May 29, 2009 at 6:15 PM , Anonymous Novaseeker said...

Bob and Jane are a middle class couple. They have two children. They get an amicable divorce. There is a custody hearing. Both of them are good parents. Both of them want to be the primary custody holder. Who gets the children? Seriously, every single time, unless Jane lights up a crack pipe in the courtroom she will get physical custody. Bob is expected by society to be happy with every other weekend and two weeks in the summer. Don’t believe me? What would you think if you heard that a woman only saw her children every other weekend and a few holidays? I PROMISE you would think, “What did she do to lose her kids?” But, with men, that’s just the way it goes, right?

What message does it send to men about what sort of fathers they should be when it's made clear by the courts and their ex-wives that their most important contribution as fathers is a timely child support payment?


How about at work? Women can openly talk in the break room about the hot new guy in Receiving. What kind of pigs are the men who talk about the hot new manager who happens to be a woman? If a woman asks a male co-worker out on a date, the worst that can happen is rejection. For a man, the worst that can happen is the loss of his job and a sexual harassment suit. Is that gender equality?


We will only have equal rights as women when we FULLY recognize that each person is a human being, regardless of sex, with the same wants, needs and feelings as everyone else. Sure, we’re hooked up differently. But, how can we expect to be treated equally as women when every man is characterized as Homer Simpson?


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