Women’s and Gender Studies

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.

Event to highlight women performers

Phog Lounge is the setting for Smash the Glass, an evening of voice and action for women’s studies students, Thursday, October 17.