Bad-ass sophomore Rebecca Rubenstein ’21 writes in:
There is massive gender inequity in Wikipedia – both in terms of topics/people represented, and contributors. We can change that! Come learn the basics of Wikipedia editing to increase representation of/boost access to the work of marginalized artists, activists, and game-changers.
THERE WILL BE PIZZA Y’ALL.
Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
Place: Boger 115
Selene Canter ’19 and Ally Gomberoff ’19 write in:
For our Feminist Philosophy final project, we invite you to come pull
an all-nighter to support victims of sexual trauma and discuss the
ways we as a campus can step up for each other to make our community
Inspired by Cressida J Heyes’ piece “Dead to the World; Rape,
Unconsciousness, and Social Media,” we will be “pulling an
all-nighter” in order to stay vigilant for those whose sleep is no
longer restful or safe as a result of sexual trauma. When a victim is
assaulted while unconscious, their agency is doubly vialated, for not
only is their body now a site of trauma, but they no longer have a
safe healing space in their sleep. Moreover, when an unconscious
sexual assault is shared via social media (for example the
Steubenville High School rape in 2014), the victim’s trauma is
continually replicated as images of their body without their will go
Our project aims to discuss issues of unconsciousness, campus rape
culture, the importance of sleep, and how we can step up for each
other, to support those who have experienced sexual assault and to
deter these traumatic experiences from happening.
Join us for a discussion and some interactive activities at 11
followed by some time to reflect, hang out, and cram for finals from
12:30 until 8am. We would love to have some of you stay the whole
night, but feel free to drop in and out as you pleaseSince you’ll
likely be pulling an all-nighter some time in the next week, why not
learn how you can make our campus safer while you’re at it? Coffee and
yummy snacks will be provided to keep us going all night.
Date: Sunday, May 8-Monday, May 9
Time: 11:00 PM – 8:00 AM
Place: Westco Lounge
If you’ve been paying attention lately, especially if you’re a young woman who doesn’t support Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, you may have noticed that your political choices apparently indicate complacency about your reproductive rights, good ol’ heterosexual boy-craziness, and that you’re headed straight for hell. While the arguments are somewhat more nuanced, you’re certainly not alone if you object to the idea that the right way to be a feminist (“right way to be a feminist”) requires voting for Hillary.
Wesleying’s very own co-founder, Holly Wood ’08, has voiced her own objections, explaining in the Village Voice Why One Millennial Woman Would Rather Go to Hell than Vote for Hillary. Check it out for an argument about hope in the face of “the Great American Trash Fire,” framed by an extended metaphor about barn owls swooping about and pooping on us delusional
snake people young women.
From the History Department:
Abosede George, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Barnard College, will be speaking about female activism in Nigeria from a historical perspective and how to make sense of the recent kidnappings of girls by Boko Haram.
Her recent book Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos (2014) was awarded the Aidoo-Snyder Prize from the African Studies Association. The book looks to girls as critical social actors in the city and in emerging global discourses of development. She also directs the Ekopolitan Project, a digital archive of family sources on migrant communities in nineteenth and twentieth century Lagos, Nigeria.
Date: Wednesday, November 11
Time: 6 PM – 8 PM
Place: Center for African American Studies lounge
From the incredible Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:
Come join us for our first meeting of the year!
Our group’s goal is to create a comfortable and safe space for people who identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, Persian, Turkish, and etc. We also want members that do not identify as Middle Eastern, but who are interested in learning more about the region and its people to participate as well. We want to provide a view of the region that is not tarnished by western media. Topics of discussion will include identity, religion, intersectionality, feminism, media perceptions, gender roles, and etc.
We are also part of the Student of Color Coalition and we want to collaborate with as many SOC groups as possible this year!
Date: Wednesday, September 23
Place: Usdan 108
PSA from Claire Wright ’16:
Join Melody Moezzi ’01 as she speaks about living with mental illness and the broader impact of stigma. She will share her experiences living with bipolar disorder from her unique perspective as an Iranian-American Muslim feminist writer, attorney and activist thriving despite (and because of) a serious mental illness. Moezzi will also speak on seeking help and cultural barriers to care, among other issues.
She will sign copies of her memoir, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, which will be available for purchase after the talk. Free admission.
Date: Tuesday, April 7th
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Place: DFC, Usdan
I would really love to know who’s behind the name “Wes Annoucement” that sent out an all-campus email this afternoon. In this message, they critique several problems with Wesleyan by mimicking the format of those lovely “you’re going to have to trek through the snow unless we text you at 6:45 AM” emails. I think a lot of the points are right on, but I’ve got to address my concerns with the last paragraph of the email. If you have any (non-sexist, non-racist, non-classist) thoughts on the content of the message, go ahead and sound off in the comments.
If your thoughts on receiving this email are “feminists suck,” then, well, bye Felicia.
From Tess Altman ’17:
“Renditions of Form” will be held November 18th through November 25th in Zelnick Pavilion. We’ll be exhibiting art that explores the experience of inhabiting bodies and crossing thresholds.
There will be an opening reception this Thursday. Come for food, performances, and good vibes. Performances/readings/film screenings by:
Virgil Taylor, Julia Chanin, & Morgan Darkes Hill
Date: Thursday, 11/20
Time: 5 pm-6:30 pm
Come to the first combined interest meeting of the Feminist Art and Thought Collective, Project Not Asking For It, and the Feminist Underground. We will introduce our interconnected groups, discuss our fall meeting schedule, and open up the floor to discuss our concerns regarding discrimination, sexual assault, police brutality, trans* rights and how we can work in a conscious and coordinated to improve our community. With everyone’s help, we will develop feminist action plans for the near future, i.e. the board of trustees meeting this weekend.
Date: Monday, Sep 15
Where: Allbritton 311
This image originally appeared on upsettingrapeculture.com
You may have heard of the group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture when they tricked the internet into believing that Playboy Magazine had published a story called “The Ultimate Guide to A Consensual Good Time.” Or maybe they grabbed your attention with their faux fashion line “Pink Loves Consent.” If not, you will definitely notice FORCE when they bring a 250-square Monument Quilt to Foss Hill on Tuesday, September 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This demonstration will be too large for anyone on campus to ignore.