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Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

WOMEN'S MARCH IN NYC 1/21


What's Next for the Women's March on NYC:
Thank you for signing up to join the Women's March on New York City. This week we rolled out some exciting marketing tools to help you spread the word and keep you updated. 
New website with event details
Here's how you can help:
  • Share the website 
  • Share the Facebook page 
  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet. Tweet @NYCWomensMarch and we'll retweet you. 
  • Share your stories on Instagram #WhyIMarchNYC 
This is bigger than New York or D.C. - people all over the world are marching together on January 21. It all starts with someone like you.


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WSA EVENT TOMORROW, 12/8

Controlling partner?  Unfaithful friends? Let's talk about it--the good, the bad, and the ugly.
 
"HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS"
 
Thursday, 12/8
Club Hour 11:30
G 311
 
Light refreshments will be provided!
 

Monday, December 5, 2016

#MONDAYMOTIVATION


Check out Dressing Room 8 for more motivation! 

EVENT 12/15, BROOKLYN

 
 
ODIOSAS and Smart Girls Club have teamed up again to bring you this edition of #AFeministPanel, at Holyrad Studios!
December's topic will be on the intersections of masculinity and femininity, and will delve into themes surrounding gender as a social construct, sexuality and self-expression, experiences of oppression, among others.

Panelists:

Rafelina Sanchez
Hayley Mandel
ZARAH
Adrian Miles
Justin Mercado
Eliot Ray Lassis-Lugo
...

No RSVP required, but space is given on a first come, first served basis.
Sliding scale donation: $5 - $15 at the door

Sunday, December 4, 2016

SIGN UP FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES TODAY!


4 COURSE OFFERINGS:

WST 101: INTRO TO WOMEN’S STUDIES
MANY SECTIONS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING ONLINE AND EVENING

WST 105: GENDER IN POPULAR CULTURE


WST 110: THE GODDESS IN WORLD RELIGIONS

WST 201: WOMEN'S ISSUES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT

Women’s Studies is for everybody.

Try one for yourself.

For more info, contact Sara.hosey@ncc.edu

Saturday, December 3, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS AT BLUESTOCKINGS

MORE INFO HERE



4
Sun

Feminist Book Club
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Author Reading of The Autonomous Life? Paradoxes of Hierarchy and Authority in the Squatters Movement in Amsterdam @ the Squatters Movement in Amsterdam
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

6
Tue

Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
“All the Real Indians Died Off” And Other Myths About Native Americans with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

7
Wed

Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

10
Sat

Krane Talks
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Off the Binary
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

11
Sun

Radical Educators Meetup
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

13
Tue

Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
La Brujas Club Gathering
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

18
Sun

Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

24
Sat

Krane Talks
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

25
Sun

Black and Pink
Dec 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday, December 2, 2016

HOMAGE POEMS

As part of the Learning Module on Inscribing Gender on the Body, I ask my online WST 101 students to challenge the unrealistic standard of beauty for women by writing homages to a part of themselves that they and/or others have criticized. In this season of celebration, why not start with yourself? (Poet Lucille Clifton's Homage to My Hips is the springboard text.) --Prof. McNair 



Homage to All of Me 
by Sharonda Hall 

Homage to my eyes
For they see struggle and wash away the pain.
Homage to my ears
For they hear cries but still listen for the laughter of the innocent.
Homage to my nose
For smelling the flowers in the spring
I know better days will come
I just have to find the beauty through the rain.
Homage to my tongue
If it weren't for my losses, I would never know the taste of sweet victory.
Homage to my heart
For it feels pain, but still loves unconditionally as The One does above.


Homage to My Heart 
by Brittany Weinstein 
Though it is very sensitive
It will always care
Homage to my eyes
Though they have seen a past like mine
I realized that it will all get better over time
Homage to my anxiety
Though it is holding me back
It’s making me stronger day by day
Homage to my insecurities
Though I look in the mirror and see my flaws
I’m learning to love myself flaws and all
Homage to me
Though sometimes things get rough
No matter what I will always be enough



Homage to My Thighs 
by Alexandra Fuentes 

Oh how I used to despise my thighs
The curves and dents I used to analyze
In the mirror
In the windows
In my head
Thigh gaps were glamorized
They were all society seemed to idolize
Then one day I realized
These were MY actual thighs
No need to criticize or think otherwise
All I had to do was learn to love instead of despise


Homage to My Weak Strength 
by Ena Vasquez
My past has shown me to hide most of my fears
My heart aches for lost love that don't know how much they have hurt me and left me broken
My strength is the one that makes me go thru the day and put on a happy face
The pain I have gone through has taught me to put up walls to some things and people
But my determination is my strength not to allow my past and present determine my future
If I am meant to be alone, at least I will be happy and strong


Homage to My Self 
by Anna Varghese 

Because they called me the ugly duckling and loathed my dark skin tone.
Because they told me I had to wear a dress and not be the sporty one.
Because they civilized me with hair products to try and tame my wild hair.
Because they said in the concrete jungle you must take much care.
Because they wanted to diet my size down and be a magical zero.
Because they feared I wouldn't find love and marry the social superhero.
Because I shouldn't be myself in all the uniqueness of my genes
Because I wouldn't then want to squeeze into the uncomfortable skinny jeans.
Because I had my grandfather's deep set eyes that enjoyed springtime showers.
Because I was never the one who enjoyed a bouquet of flowers.
Homage to my self—I am proud to be.
Homage to my self—this world cannot afford to see.


Homage to My Stretch Marks 
by Sylvia Kowalska 

I have little marks all over me
They came from a baby inside of me
At one time I thought they were ugly
But now I realize they make me, me
I am who I am because of these marks I have on me
Because God make me realize who I should be
A mommy
Perfect is not perfect unless you see
The child I held inside of me


Homage to Imperfect Me 
by Amanda Trimble 


I used to only buy clothes that were baggy to make sure no one would look
I used to try to solve the problem by changing the way I cook


I used to really pay attention to how people stared
Then I realized it didn't matter and I glared


Everyone is different, everyone is unique
Who cares what people think, I guess they haven't reached their peak


To judge someone on how they appear
Makes you what? Nothing good my dear


I stand tall and proud of myself today
And no one’s opinions or whispers with affect my day