As a Communist Country that Adopted State Feminism, China has a Particular Trajectory of Feminism.

China experienced vast change during the Maoist era, economically and socially. However, under Mao, one of the most significant changes that occurred was the transformation of feminism and the decline of binary genders. Among the major characteristics of gender relations during this period was that Chinese state feminism collapsed the boundary between the public and … Continue reading As a Communist Country that Adopted State Feminism, China has a Particular Trajectory of Feminism.

Womanism: The Potential of Feminism Further Explored

Womanism: “Having or expressing a belief in or respect for women and their talents and abilities beyond the boundaries of race and class; exhibiting feminism that is inclusive especially of Black American Culture.”[1]            The term “womanism” was first used in 1983 by a poet who sought to include her fellow women of color in the … Continue reading Womanism: The Potential of Feminism Further Explored

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Soccer and Sexism

On July 7th, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team won the world cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. The stands not only cheered for their victory but for equal pay, a battle the U.S. Women’s team has been fighting over the last few years. The players on the Women’s team started their legal fight … Continue reading Soccer and Sexism

Reflections on the Issue of Femicide: How Easy is it to Gather Information?

The process of finding and adding information to the WomanStats database provides researchers the opportunity to learn about many different topics that affect women’s security. Additionally, one becomes increasingly aware of the importance of collecting data in order to gain a greater understanding of any particular problem. Hence, when I discovered “Ni Una Más”, a … Continue reading Reflections on the Issue of Femicide: How Easy is it to Gather Information?

Feminist Rhetoric

I was converted to feminism my junior year of high school. Before that I believed it was an unnecessary movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. My mother gave me a copy of Betty Friedan’s, The Feminine Mystique. I remember being surprised when I looked up the publication date and realized that a feminist book written … Continue reading Feminist Rhetoric