Post Tagged with: "feminism"

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WGSTea: Perspectives on Feminism

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program. Despite its limited resources — just two full-time faculty members and no access to tenure lines — the program offers an essential interdisciplinary academic space for not only its own majors, but students across disciplinary focuses and career[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

MASON: An Education That Provokes

Outing myself as a women’s and gender studies major used to be harder than outing myself as a lesbian. I used to mention it quietly after announcing my government major, so white, middle-aged men I introduced myself to at my father’s retirement ceremony would not ask the inevitable follow-up questions:[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BLAIR: Demanding More Than the Minimum

I did not hear of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program until I was well into my freshman year in 2012. That day, I had stepped away from my study cave on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library to visit a new friend for dinner. As we prepared pastelitos,[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

SIZEMORE-BARBER: Driving Visionary Feminism

On March 15, the women’s and gender studies program commemorated its 30th anniversary with a conference celebrating gender scholarship. Panelists and audience members alike discussed the paradoxical experience of being a feminist in the age of President Donald Trump — when every day seems to bring both energized outrage and[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GU IMPROV

Women in Comedy Stand Up and Stand Out

Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00), Nick Kroll (COL ’01) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) — all names that could sell out comedy clubs across the country. At one point, they called the Hilltop their home. And, incidentally, all of them are men. The overwhelming maleness of Georgetown’s[Read More…]

RICHARD & WOODRUFF: Unity After #MeToo Breakthrough

Amid the nationwide push to address sexual assault, women everywhere are joining together to say #MeToo. From touching personal narratives to the “black carpet” at this year’s Golden Globe awards, women are emerging from socially constructed shadows of taboo and shame to speak about their experiences as survivors of sexual[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: Being Heard

COOKE: Being Heard

One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced with writing this series has been taking a specific stance in each column. It seems fundamental that a piece running in the opinion section of a newspaper contain an opinion, but that’s harder to achieve than expected, at least for a former news[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
KEEGAN THEATRE

The Keegan Theatre Presents ‘Top Girls’

First staged in London in 1982, “Top Girls,” written by Carly Churchill, is reborn at the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. The play chronicles the story of Marlene, a young woman living in Britain in the 1980s, as she works her way up the ladder in the business world in[Read More…]

COOKE: Dismantling Myths About Men and Feminism

COOKE: Dismantling Myths About Men and Feminism

It’s comically ironic that some of the most common misconceptions surrounding feminism are about men — namely, that men can’t be feminists and that feminism involves hating men. In reality, feminism must be an inclusive movement to be effective at advancing true equity between men and women, and feminists must[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

There is no such thing as the perfect manicure. The best salon job, with a gel finish, thrice-baked under ultraviolet lights, will eventually chip or peel. Even acrylic nails do not last; your natural nails begin to grow out from the cuticle, and there is inevitably a point at which[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top