By Trinity Jones “‘Lead by example, not your opinion’ If you care about environmental issues, but you’re not changing your habits for the planet, I’m talking to you. When you lead with your opinion, people are defensive and apathetic. When you lead by example, people feel convicted and inspired to change.” Above is a quote … Continue reading Marie Beecham’s Impact on Sustainability
By Trinity Jones The Polaris Project defines human trafficking as “…the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud, or physically force victims into selling sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened, or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal, or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal … Continue reading How Dr. Stoehr is Spreading Human Trafficking Awareness
Twelve Iowa State women were honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Canter for Women and Politics in the women impacting ISU calendar. Women’s and Gender Studies faculty affiliate, Dawn Bratsch-Prince, was one of the women honored on the calendar. Check out the full story here.
On November 14 through November 17, the National Women’s Studies Association Conference took place in San Francisco, California. NWSA is an annual conference that works towards “promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.” The theme of the 2019 … Continue reading WGS Faculty at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference
By Trinity Jones Sophia Takautz (she/her/hers) is a first-year Women’s and Gender Studies student at Iowa State this year. She is from a small town in Minnesota and was excited to become a part of the large university of Iowa State. Originally, Sophia came to the university with psychology as her declared major, thinking that … Continue reading Sophia Takautz and Her Hopes for Women’s and Gender Studies
https://soc.iastate.edu/2019/12/05/making-a-difference-in-the-world-through-sociology/ Antonio Ball, a Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology double major was spotlighted on the Department of Sociology’s website. Click on the link above to read about how he is using his degrees to make a change.
By Trinity Jones This year, the Iowa State theatre department is focusing on female playwrights with their season titled HERoic. The season is in honor of the 50/50 by 2020 initiative, a movement to create more equity in the arts and to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. “We are … Continue reading Iowa State Theatre’s HERoic Season
By Trinity Jones For many years it has been established that the Earth is suffering, and there has been a call for solutions. One of the approaches is Ecofeminism, which is defined as “[A] movement or theory that applies feminist principles and ideas to ecological issues.” WGS 320 or “Ecofeminism,” taught by Dr. Danielle … Continue reading Ecofeminism: When Feminism and Ecology Intersect