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Providing intersectional resources on gender, women, and feminism to the University of Wisconsin System and beyond since 1977.

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'Black Maria - Chicago Women Speak', Black Maria, River Forest, Illinois, 1971. Debut issue.

Too cool! We have the Jane Abortion papers, which are interviews from the Jane Abortion service, an arm of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, although the majority of the official papers are held at the Chicago History Museum. We highly recommend checking them out!

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slowartday:

Mary March

"Identity Tapestry" – Each participant chooses a color of yarn they feel represents them from the shelf to the left.

No two colors are the same, and each ball of yarn holds a stone in the center.

They unravel it, wrapping statements on the wall that they feel show something about who they are… [read more]

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My hope is that we raise not just scholars but champions of transformation, men and women prepared to interrogate the status quo, ready to leave their comfort zones in order to transform…We need consistency in this struggle, a consistency of words and deeds in order to transform.
Hon. Martha Wangari Karua, speech at the launch of the African Women’s Studies Centre at the University of Nairobi (May 31, 2013).

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genderedintelligence:

[Flyer reads: LGBTQIA Feminist Collage Activism Workshop. A free two day event for seventeen to twenty one year olds. Young artists and activists collaborate to disrupt media representations of gender. Use a combination of traditional and digital collage, gif art, and tee shirt printing to articulate and share your opinions to promote individual creative and gender expression. With help from curator of Girls Get Busy zine Beth Siveyer and photographer Hannah Nagle.
Location: Eastside Educational Trust, Perseverance Works, Suite 16, 37 Hackney Road, E2 7NX
Dates: Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th August. 11 AM to 4:30 PM. You must be available for both days.
Only 10 places available. To sign up, email himarni@live.co.uk with your name, age, mobile number and why you want to take part.]

genderedintelligence:

[Flyer reads: LGBTQIA Feminist Collage Activism Workshop. A free two day event for seventeen to twenty one year olds. Young artists and activists collaborate to disrupt media representations of gender. Use a combination of traditional and digital collage, gif art, and tee shirt printing to articulate and share your opinions to promote individual creative and gender expression. With help from curator of Girls Get Busy zine Beth Siveyer and photographer Hannah Nagle.

Location: Eastside Educational Trust, Perseverance Works, Suite 16, 37 Hackney Road, E2 7NX

Dates: Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th August. 11 AM to 4:30 PM. You must be available for both days.

Only 10 places available. To sign up, email himarni@live.co.uk with your name, age, mobile number and why you want to take part.]

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In need of new mods!

thenewwomensmovement:

Are you interested in being a mod for The New Women’s Movement?

I’m studying for my comps (to complete the Women’s Studies M.A. I’ve been working on for the past two years) and I won’t be able to post as much for the next few months, so I’m looking for a few new mods to help out!

Mods should post several times per week. (Not all of it has to be original posts. Reposting feminist news and information is also important.)

If you’re interested in doing some fun feminist blogging for us, please fill this out and submit it:

  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. How you identify 
  4. What type of feminist or womanist are you?
  5. Level of education & area of study
  6. Feminist/Women’s Studies background info (If you aren’t formally educated in WGS or Feminist Studies, no worries! We’d also like to know if you have any activist or feminist blogging experience.)
  7. What do you hope to bring to The New Women’s Movement?

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