Thursday Thirteen #8 – Book edition

May 2, 2007 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 13 Comments

Yup, a little simpler this time around… but long hours at work and up late at night have left me exhausted and not so creative. So, with that…

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Thirteen Books on my shelf just waiting to be read!!!1. Red Azalea by Anchee Mann

2. What the Body Remembers – Shauna Singh Baldwin

3. Comfort Women y Nora Okja Keller

4. The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

5. Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle

6. Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath by Kate Moses

7. Water Witches by Chris Bojahlian

8. Dropped Threads edited by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson

9. Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

10. The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart

11. The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

12. All My Sisters by Judith Lennox

13. 25 Years of Ms. Magazine

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Thursday Thirteen #7 – Feminist Blogging

April 26, 2007 at 3:02 am | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 6 Comments

 

Thirteen Reasons Why I Blog

1. This is not a TT just about blogging in general – but rather one about being a female, feminist blogger. That is my primary reason for blogging and also my reason why I think its important.

2. As a female feminist blogger – I am able to reclaim my voice that has been lost and stolen from me.

3. … and hopefully enable other women to reclaim their own voice.

4. I am able to take part in a shared online community of sisterhood – fight the patriarchy and fuck shit up!

5. I can reclaim my voice while also staying within the protection that an anonymous blog affords me. Speaking up takes a lot of courage, and doing it from the safety of pseudonym can be an important tool for fucking shit up.

6. I can learn from other amazing incredible feminists.

7. I am adding to an online feminist dialogue.

8. I can critique to my heart’s content the world’s patriarchy.

9. I can be me. I can speak. I can shout. I can cry online. I can find others who see me and support me and understand me. And yes, even others who disagree with me.

10. I can dialogue and learn – by blogging my feminist opinions and stories, I start a dialogue. And that dialogue may lead me to new thoughts and critiques and opinions and knowledge.

11. I can reclaim my own power.

12. I can take a bit of time and space out of my day just for me – and for this 10 minutes in time, I have a voice, and no one can interrupt me. For a woman in this world, that is a lot.

13. My blog is all mine. It gives me strength and courage. I am fighting the patriarchy through words, and that is a powerful thing.

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Dewey, Christine, damozel, A Metamophaself of Gabrielle, (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

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Thursday Thirteen #6 – Sisterhood

April 19, 2007 at 11:00 am | Posted in Thursday Thirteen, Violence | 1 Comment

Thirteen Reasons why Sisterhood Rocks!1. Sisterhood helped me discover myself.

2. Sisterhood helped me discover solidarity.

3. Feminism and finding it and building on it.

4. Help – need help? Call your sisters?

5. No family? No birth sisters? You’ve got millions around the world.

6. Sisters understand when you’re grouchy and that you have every right to be and don’t blame it on PMS.

7. Nothing like an evening of wine, chocolate and some sister-talk.

8. Support.

9. Ultimate friendship.

10. Connection – we’re all in this fight against patriarchy together – no matter class, age, race, sexuality, culture, experience.

11. I know I can always rely on a sister.

12. Bonds.

13. I cannot truly express what sisterhood has done for me – developing my feminisms, helping me find myself, helping me find confidence. There are no words and I cannot sum it up in 13.

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Thursday Thirteen #5 – International Women’s Day

March 7, 2007 at 11:28 pm | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 14 Comments

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It’s been a while since my last post, as things have been a bit chaotic. International Women’s Day Week holds a great deal of meaning for me on a personal level, which I won’t get into today. But to commemorate the occasion, here’s a Thursday Thirteen about International Women’s Day which is March 8th.

Thirteen Reasons and Things about International Women’s Day

1. This year is the 30th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. How did it all begin? Established in 1977 by the United Nations, IWD came out of decades of struggling by women, celebrating IWD on their own, and fighting for equality.

2. In Canada, IWD is being marked this year by the Status of Women Canada’s theme: Action for Real Results. I suspect this is a throw-back to Minister of Status of Women Bev Oda’s comments that funding will now only be given to organizations that provide “real results”. What I interpret it to mean, in actuality, is that we need to take action for real results to restore and hold strong our Status of Women Canada in light of all the federal cuts, office closures, and disabling of doing “advocacy” work and “equality” work.

3. International Women’s Day is a time of celebration! Who are the strong women in your life? Your mother? Aunt? Grandmother? Teacher? Professor? Old babysitter? Daughter? Celebrate the strong amazing women in your life and let them know how much they have meant in your life.

4. International Women’s Day is a time for diversity – its got “international” in the title. We’re a global sisterhood, and that means that we’re all in this together. Feminism has had its struggles and fights, and at times is threatned to fall apart from feminist in-fighting. But come on, we’re in this together.

5. IWD is a time to remember our sisters of the past: International Women’s Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic ‘Triangle Fire’ in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women’s Day events.

6. March 8th is a time to look to the future of women: strength, adversity, diversity, courage, beauty, clarity, ingenuity. Where will these things take us? What do we need to do to keep the feminist movement strong?

7. International Women’s Day is time of self-reflection. I use it to look back on my own life and where I’ve come from, where I’ve been, and how I got here. Much of it is thanks to the amazing women in my life. But what do I want to do with my own life? What do I need to do for myself? Self-reflections means self-care. Celebrate the wonderful amazing fabulous woman that you are.

8. IWD is a time to see what needs to still be worked on and advocated for. The United Nations has set its 2007 International Women’s Day theme as “Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women And Girls”.

9. International Women’s Day is a time for peace. End the war, end the violence, end the fighting, bring us equality.

10. International Women’s Day is a time of celebration! And because I am running of numbers for Thursday Thirteens I will leave you with some IWD songs to check out…

11. Sing it loud and proud with “Bread and Roses”.

12. “Whole People”

13. “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”

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13 Reasons to Eliminate Tuition Fees – Thursday Thirteen #4

February 8, 2007 at 1:09 am | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 10 Comments

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This is my Thursday Thirteen in response to the National Day of Action that was held on Wednesday February 7th. Hey hey, ho ho, tuition fees have got go! That’s right, I was a-marching out in full force on Wednesday, joined with students across Canada. Here in St. John’s, we even had the pleasure of Premier Danny Willams presence, who decided to join in and respond to students – citing his “sympathies” and that “he is listening and will be responding” come this next budget. Promising! I’d hope for nothing less in a province that has had a tuition freeze for several years.

Without further adieu, here is my Thursday Thirteen – the first three are my own, but the rest I have to give credit to the Canadian Federation of Students for.

Thirteen Reasons to Eliminate Tuition Fees!!!!

13. Women will end up paying more for their education than men because of student loans, interest, and of coure the wage gap. We take longer to pay it off because of the wage gap – therefore we pay more. How about we just get rid of the middleman and eliminate tuition?

12. Imagine graduating from university with debt of minimum $24,000. That’s the Canadian average. Now lets say – no debt! No tuition!

11. What do we consider our priorities? Lowering taxes… OR – EDUCATION!!!! (Let’s go with Education)

10. Tuition fees are the primary reason students can’t afford university or college.

9. Lower tuition fees = more government funding = higher quality education.

8. We all benefit from an educated society.

7. We can afford it. All that oil money has to be good for something.

6. This province (Newfoundland and Labrador) has one of the highest illiteracy rates in Canada.

5. Free tuition and needs-based grants would eradicate student debt. Imagine graduating debt-free!!

4. No fees mean more people can afford to learn.

3. Since 1990, tuition fees have increased more than three times faster than inflation.

2. It worked for Ireland.

1. Tuition was free when Danny Williams went to university.

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Thursday Thirteen #3: Best of Blog for Choice

January 25, 2007 at 3:00 am | Posted in choice, Thursday Thirteen | 21 Comments

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Monday was Blog for Choice Day in remembrance of the 34th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

To continue the discussion and spread the love (and choice), here’s a sampling.

1. Empowerment4Women BlogsCarly shares with us all her own experience of abortion (thank-you) while Leisha analyzes and condems the recent comments of Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party in Canada – “Having an abortion, going through the turmoil of deciding to have an abortion, of having to make a choice of how one’s life will be affected, and having to remember that for one’s entire life – is never “frivolous”.”

2. Persephone’s Box – Sage debates the viability of souls – “Although it’s clear to me that an embryo is a living human being because it’s alive and it’s human, that’s not enough to qualify it as having a right to live in a body that is in some way harmed by this life (emotionally, financially, intellectually, physically, or socially).”

3. Curry St. John’s Travels Abroad – takes us on a journey back to growing up as a woman in the 60s and 70s when Roe vs. Wade was being fought for in the first place. And what’s changed now? “Birth control is not to be discussed as an option, but abstinence is promoted as the only safe sex, and yet teenagers are having babies they can’t afford, nor do they want, and my state of Georgia is trying to overturn Roe v. Wade so that abortion might be illegal once again, forcing all women who choose to terminate a pregnancy to find someone to perform the operation for them illegally and potentially dangerously, if not attempting it themselves.”

4. AngryBlackBitch is talking about sex. “Let’s talk about sex…about black women and our reproductive health. About how choice impacts the treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, breast cancer and other conditions black women are at risk for.”

5. Tennessee Guerilla Women gives a great, brief posting about the social implications of the necessity of choice “About the only thing that hasn’t been tried is giving women an equal say in the direction the world takes.”

6. Our Bodies, Ourselves Blog pares it down to the basics – “I think, therefore I am.”

7. Bitch PhD is so fabulous – the social ability of birth, pregnancy, stillbirth, miscarriage, sexual abuse, infertility – and what it really comes down to is “If there’s one thing we should, as feminists, recognize, it’s that human beings are not brains on sticks. We cannot, and do not, have conscious deliberate control of what happens to our bodies.”

8. Postcards from Guyville talks about the politics of forced birth: “But forcing women to give birth against their will is not an answer to anything at all.”

9. Feminist Law Professors are getting active on Blog for Choice Day! So go over there and try a little Emergency Contraception Activism!

10. I’m Not a Feminist, But… goes to the fear of all those anti-choicers out there: “No matter how much anti-choicers may whine on and on about the tiny weeny babies and wave their gory placards around, what really pisses them off is the fact that abortion allows women to have sex without fear, to take control of our own bodies and our own lives and to stick two fingers up to their misogynistic ideologies.”

11. Carrie Callahan brings it all down to humour. Because we feminists have to have our sense of humour! Thanks Carrie! I used to be really pro-life in high school, but what changed for me was in college I had a pregnancy scare. Before my pregnancy scare I thought about abortion in terms of “When does human life begin?” and “When can the government regulate people’s bodies?” And then after the pregnancy scare, the question that kind of framed the debate for me was, “You want me to have a motherfucking baby?””

12. The Second Shift – Kelly Bean gives a nice synopses of a few select news bytes.

13. One Woman Army! Sorry, its late, and because of an excruciatingly slow dial-up connection this post has been over 2 hours in the works as links slowly attempt to load. So I’m adding in my own Blog for Choice post as #13.

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Thursday Thirteen #3: Why I Love The Vagina Monologues

January 19, 2007 at 11:49 am | Posted in The Vagina Monologues, Thursday Thirteen | 3 Comments

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1. The Vagina Monologues is one of the biggest forces in my life. I have spent the last four years being part of it, performing, directing, producing, volunteering, spending time with the actresses, talking with the beneficiaries, meeting people in the university who had no idea what it was previously, talking with audience members who laughed and cried were shocked, but came back the following year for it. And yet, until I began doing my research on The Vagina Monologues and interviewing the actresses – I had NO idea what it meant to people in their lives and what a big influence it was on them. For me – it has changed my life in so many ways for the better.

2. Lets talk about VAGINAS! Enabling women to speak about that which has previously been unspoken. My first year as director, I admit I had a hard time talking about my own vagina or asking other women about theirs. Suddenly all of us were sharing stories about our coochi snorchers with *less* qualms than we previously had. And in doing so, you could see women start to feel empowered and stronger in being able to put a voice to this silent part of their body. To quote Eve “if my vagina could talk, it would be SCREAMING”

3. The opportunity for healing… When women are assigned parts, you never know how they’ll respond. Will they be doing a monologue they can relate to, or not? But so often what I’ve seen happen is that afterwards – a monologue will relate to some experience in a woman’s life she may not even have really thought about and suddenly she is TALKING TALKING TALKING. And thinking. And consequentally healing. Healing is the biggest factor of The Vagina Monologues – how can we get rid of patriarchy and sexism and oppression without healing all the hurt that we’ve all experienced?

4. Laughter. “If your vagina could talk – what would it wear? Red high tops and a mets cap.” There is so much room for laughter. There has to be. Feminists laughing? You bet! And when women who may not have laughed in years about their bodies can do so again – that’s something.

5. Friendship. I have made so many friends thanks to The Vagina Monologues, it had to be on the list.

6. Raising awareness of sexual violence. And that goes not only for the cast members, but for every single audience member that is exposed to the production. When we talk about our beneficiaries – organizations that are working to stop violence against women and girls – its all about raising awareness of what they do, and in the monologues what violence exists in this world for women. Whether its date rape, sexual harassment, acid-burning, female genital mutiliation, or general sexism – the show is all about raising awareness and that is something that does not happen enough.

7. Raising monies to combat violence against women and girls. Because again, this does not happen enough. If it did, maybe we could absolutely be living in a V-World without violence against women.

8. The promise of V-World. Where no violence exists. No war. No need for crisis centres or women’s shelters. No need for programs that help raise money for violence. No domestic violence counselling. No teasing when boys cry. No negativity to the words “cunt” or “whore”. No being afraid of walking down the street at night. No acid-burning. No violence.

9. Global sisterhood. For every production taking place around the world, there is a bond formed not only amongst its own cast and crew but with others around the world. I am fighting with my global sisters to eradice violence against women. Each production may have its own spin and its own unique features because of the varied cultural differences in each place, but we’re all fighting for the same thing.

10. Individual spirit. Like I said, I had NO idea the impact of The Vagina Monologues in people’s life, even after several years of working on it, until I began doing my own research and interviews. There is no way to explain the impact on individual people and performers, and how it affects each person individually in their own personal histories and experiences. But it happens. And its amazing. Its something people don’t talk about it share. But its incredible.

11. Eve Ensler. The vagina goddess. Enough said.

12. Feminist activism in all its entirety. The chance to yell “Cunt!” on stage to a room full of people. The opportunity to dislay our feminisms on a t-shirt five days a week while advertising the show. There is so much unique individual opportunity for feminist activism from production to production in ways that this generation had never seen previously. It empowers women to do it in other ways in their lives, and gives them the skills to continue with feminist activism throughout their lives.

13. Why do I love The Vagina Monologues? Because I cannot imagine my life without it. The camaraderie, the spirit, the laughter, the emotional tears, the singing in my heart when I go to a rehearsal, when I talk with women who are new to the show and have no idea what its about, when I talk to women years later about it, when I meet someone, when I wear a t-shirt or wear red for V-Day, when I imagine V-World. So many reasons I cannot begin to express here. But this is just a taste.

V-Day is happening in your community during the month of February. For more information or to find a production go to the V-Day website.

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Thursday Thirteen #2: Feminist Because…?

January 11, 2007 at 1:02 am | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 10 Comments

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Thirteen Reasons Why I Am A Feminist!

1. I am a feminist because, most primarily, of my foremothers that came before me. Because of my mother, my Nana, and my grandmother – probably none of which would’ve called themselves Feminists – but they were. They helped me to develop my sense of feminism before I could put a label on it. My grandmother who birthed 6 children, was shipped around Europe during the second world war, gave birth to my father in Vienna – on a mental table by herself with no doctors around because she wasn’t Austrian, then watched the janitor come mop up her blood. My mother who raised me, worked, suffered depression, and died from it. My Nana who took in foster child after foster child, and taught me about love and respect and caring for other people. They are my foremothers and taught me the importance of being female – and of being oppressed, and of being equal.

2. I am a feminist for my sisters. My sisters who taught me how to be an active young woman and rally for the cause!!!!! Who taught me the meaning of sisterhood and companionship and having one’s back.

3. I am a feminist for my niece and young cousin. Because I watch them get pushed around, and I know how tough their life is going to be growing up female.

4. I am a feminist because I was drugged in a bar. I got lucky, I made it home. If you can call being drugged lucky. I used to consider myself one of the lucky ones for not being a victim of violence. Then I realized that we are all victims of violence in some regard – and no woman should have to consider herself “lucky”.

5. I am a feminist because I want to stop being asked “for the man in charge”. I am “the man in charge”. I am the boss. Just because I’m female doesn’t mean I don’t deserve an equal wage, equal pay, equal benefits and equal respect on the workplace.

6. I am a feminist because I am tired of walking home at night and feeling scared. Or crossing the street to get away from the guy walking down the sidewalk towards me. Of carrying pepper spray in my purse.

7. I am a feminist for all the amazing women in history who have been silenced. For the “herstory” that remains undiscovered. For the herstory that needs to be reclaimed.

8. I am a feminist because I have the right to choose – whatever I want to. I can choose to have an abortion. I can choose to keep my baby. I can choose to give it up for adoption. But it is my right and no one can tell me differently. I am a feminist for legal abortion and the right to legal abortion so that every woman can have the safe and legal right to choice.

9. I am a feminist because women’s work is unpaid, underpaid, and undervalued. Childcare. Education. Nursing. Social Work. Caregiving. Who decides the value of an occupation? A society that benefits the patriarchy. My work is of value and deserves the right to be recognized.

10. I am a feminist for the right to my body. For the beauty of my body, however it may be. Fat, thin, lazy, old, wrinkled, spotted, freckled, hairy, red, puckered, skinny, droopy, curvy. I celebrate my body in all its beauty regardless of the society that tries to tell us how to portray our bodies. To tell us what beauty is.

11. I am a feminist because my health might depend on it. That means women’s health and as such must be treated as only women’s health. Why are people always surprised when women react differently to some prescriptions or medical treatments? Because they were initially developed only on men and women are different. Our physiologies are different and so of course medical procedures should be different.

12. I am a feminist for all the women in the world who are silenced, objectified, violated, murdered. Enough said.

13. I am a Feminist for ME. My right as a person. My right as a woman. My right to be equal.

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2. Debbie

3. Caylynn

4. Jane

5. Gabrielle

6. Shanna

7. Starrlight

8. Buttercup

9. Nathalie

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Thirteen Things that Made Me Happy This Holiday Season

January 4, 2007 at 2:01 am | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 16 Comments

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A new day, a new year! And now, a new Thursday tradition… time to get creative (at least) once a week with a Thursday Thirteen! What do you want to know about One Woman Army? Send your comments and suggestions for future Thursday Thirteens!

1. Sleeping in everyday – until at least 10am, if not later. Getting back to a regular sleep pattern and using an alarm clock again is very trying…

2. Watching dvd after dvd after dvd on my nearly broken dvd player. All day long. Every day.

3. Spending some quality time with my kitty-cat-o, who has been very lonely for her work-a-holic mother.

4. Not thinking about WORK!!!!!!

5. My Christmas lights. They may never come down again. They beat lamps anyday.

6. Marching, protesting in Victoria, British Columbia for the SWC protests. It was on my vacation, so it counts.

7. Feeling the most at peace ever about living alone and being by myself during the holiday season.

8. And simultaneously, spending the holidays with my dear dear friends Aphrodite and co. Waking up Christmas morning in her house, opening stockings, being with my new family.

9. Blustery winter days and bundling up in quilts on my futon. Never leaving the house and just watching the swirling snow outside the window.

10. Finally catching up with family I haven’t spoken to in months and months and months… I am a bad family member and friend. I don’t answer my phone.

11. Finally getting time to read – mostly on airplanes albeit. Reading The Story of Jane Doe by Jane Doe. Highly highly recommended.

12. Learning to cook!!!!!! Thus far, I have made pad thai and red lentil curry, plus finally perfected the art of baking salmon.

13. Last but not least – getting my life on track! As in, not thinking about work, not wanting to think about work, and most importantly realizing that there are more important things and more interesting things than work. That I do not want to solely do work for my whole life. It is bad for me. And most of it is unpaid. And its time to put a stop to that, to enjoy myself more, to really relax and continue to get to know myself and be at peace with myself. (sound like a resolution much?)

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Title Deleted For Security Reasons

2. Raggedy

3. Rashenbo

4. Michelle

5. incog

6. Nathalitanis

7. Susan Helene Gottfried

8. Tink

9. Metamorphoself

10. SciFiChick

11. Scooper

12. Buttercup & Bean

13. Haley-O

14. N Mallory

15. ~M~

16. Heather in Beautiful BC

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