Daughter of the moon

Daughter of the moon, caressed hills and valleys are fleeting until empty guilt finds you laying your head on his chest; her hand was warm and soft, he kissed her eyelids, searching for a connection now his passion had ebbed; even the darkness cannot hide the fact they are strangers; she was seeking love, his…

Feminist Friday – defining feminism

I began with a search of my university library for books on feminism. What I was looking for was the definitive text that wrapped all you would ever need to know about feminism into a handful of easy to read chapters. I discovered that much has been written about feminism and feminist theory, yet attempts…

Feminist Friday – discovering feminism

I clearly remember the day I first heard the word ‘feminism’. I was in junior high school and my social science teacher was explaining to us about civil rights and equality. Somewhere in the discussion she mentioned feminism. She said it was the next major battle to be fought after the civil rights movement. She…

She blushed, not knowing why

She blushed, not knowing why she had sunk so low, or looked so pretty; woman, turning quickly her hand being urged, eyes filled with tears for there is only one thing a young man wants around his waist — a kiss from her lips, undone.

Friday Feminism – the US election and anti-feminism

For this week’s Friday Feminism post I want to talk about the rise of anti-feminist sentiment, particularly following the results of the US election. As an outside observer (I’m not from the US) this seemed to be an election campaign in which feminism had it’s strongest voice ever. However as the first election results came…

Feminist Friday – gender stereotyping in schools

In 1972 Betty Levy published an article in Feminist Studies on the role of schools in gender sterotyping of girls. This week I want to highlight the observations made in this article and compare them with some more recent observation of gender-stereotyping of girls. Gender stereotypes are culturally-ingrained ideas about appropriate behaviours for females and males,…

Lies

In a dream – Terrified princess screams, Alone; further north Sea waves, A palm leaf In his hands, ‘If you love me,’ He said, swishing The palm leaf; Long eyelashes, Gentle mouth, Girlish tongue, His desire for power; ‘Don’t you know It is wicked to tell lies?’