Category: Women’s Studies

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Happy Galentine’s Day!

This Galentine’s Day, as we celebrate the women in our lives, we turn to some of our favorite books by and about women.

#MeToo: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

#MeToo: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

—Alison Dahl Crossley
The headlines have been rolling in naming the death of #MeToo, the failure of #MeToo, and even the dangers of #MeToo. Are these headlines accurate? And beyond the headlines, what’s next?

Ballroom, Tango, and the Patriarchy

Ballroom, Tango, and the Patriarchy

—Julia A. Ericksen A recent article in the New York Times described the ways in which young women and men are remaking Argentine tango, the dance that seems to embody… READ MORE

“Real” Bodies in Body-Positive Fashion Campaigns

“Real” Bodies in Body-Positive Fashion Campaigns

—Amanda M. Czerniawski
An estimated 67 percent of American women are considered plus size, but plus-size bodies only appear in 2 percent of media imagery, but, with every new body-positive campaign, we get a step closer to revealing real bodies in media.