Women’s and Gender Studies

Renée Bondy speaks at a sneak preview event Tuesday.Renée Bondy, an organizer of the 2014 Distinguished Visitors in Women’s Studies program, speaks at a sneak preview event Tuesday.

Women and work theme of 2014 visitors series

“Women’s Lives, What’s Working?” is the theme of the 2014 Distinguished Visitors in Women’s Studies program.

anne forrestAnne Forrest will appear today on Research Matters on CJAM to discuss the Bystander Initiative, a project which aims to reduce sexual assault on university campuses. May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month.

UWindsor leads fight against sex assault with Bystander Initiative

Canadian universities trying to deter rape culture and reduce the number of sexual assaults on their campuses should take a close look at how the University of Windsor is addressing the problem, according to a researcher leading an innovative prevention program here.

women's footwear lined up against wallRegistration is now open for the March 14 conference “Everyday Feminism: Feminist Influences in Everyday Lives.”

Conference to explore issues of “everyday feminism”

Registration is now open for the March 14 conference “Everyday Feminism: Feminist Influences in Everyday Lives.”

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Betty Barrett and Dana LevinBetty Barrett and Dana Levin analyzed hundreds of hours of World Wrestling Entertainment programming. Their findings are significant given the number of young people who form their ideas about relationships based on the media they consume.

'PG era' wrestling narratives still portray women negatively, researchers find

Despite marketing itself as ‘PG Era’ programming, World Wrestling Entertainment still portrays romantic relationships in which women are weak.

Renee BondyRenee Bondy holds up a copy of the book in which her essay was published.

Liberal nuns inspired 'unruly' feminist writer

Growing up in a fairly liberal Roman Catholic family in the 1970s, Renée Bondy only ever heard stories about severe nuns in black habits, but still learned to dread them in the same way a child might fear an unseen monster under her bed.

The nuns she grew up with played acoustic guitar, looked like Joan Baez, and wore comfortable shoes and groovy wooden crosses on leather lanyards.