Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Call for Papers on Feminist Fathers from Demeter Press

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an 
edited collection entitled:
Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists (working title)
Editors: Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman
Deadline for Abstracts: August 31, 2016 (Extended Deadline)
As the recent book, Pops in Pop Culture (Ed. Liz Podnieks, Palgrave, 2016) contends, the time to explore fathering practice is here. This edited collection will bring together essays from a wide range of disciplines and cultural perspectives to explore the textured and complex phenomena of feminist fathering practice. Submissions from academics, fathers, mothers, adult children, and others are welcome. Both academic and creative (e.g., stories, narrative, creative non-fiction, poetry, image-based) submissions are highly encouraged.
What assumptions about feminism and fathering, about women and men, are behind popular notions of feminist fathering? What needs to be said about who a father is, with what voice a father speaks? Are there potent feminist memoirs (books, blogs, etc.) coming from a father's perspective?  What role does a feminist father play in  his daughters' lives? What does feminist fathering say about fatherly control over daughters' bodies, and about the ability to form daughters' views of themselves? What about the moments in their own lives when fathers do or don't have the opportunity to make feminist choices? How does feminist fathering of sons make transforming masculinities possible?  What about children who may not have easily-pinpointed gender, race or other identity locations? Where does feminist fathering bump into (or up against) feminist partnering and co-parenting? Finally, what is a truly feminist approach to fathering? And what does feminist scholarship and thinking have to say about fathering?  How can scholars in this collection add to and transform those already-present voices?
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Fatherhood and feminism; fatherhood studies; masculinity studies; representations of fathering in culture; fathering in relation to culture; definitions and boundaries of fathering/mothering/parenting; intersectional fathering; fathering and gender fluidity; fathering and race; fathering and queer identities; stay-at-home fathering; fathering and work; fathering in family dynamics.
Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts: 250-word description of the proposed paper, including a tentative title. Also, please include a 50-word biography, citizenship details and your full contact information.
Deadline for Abstracts: August 31, 2016 (Extended Deadline)
Full Manuscripts: MLA style, between 15-18 pages, double-spaced, due January 15, 2017. Final acceptance of the manuscript for inclusion in the collection rests upon the strength of the submission and fit (with the complete edited collection) of the submission. Contributors are responsible for ensuring that their chapters and/or creative submissions conform to MLA style.
To Submit:
Please direct all submissions and inquiries to Nicole Willey at
and Dan Friedman at 

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Great Book for Feminist Parents

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
     A child friendly overview to the contributions of amazing women such as the Grimke sisters, Yuri
     Kochiyama and Wilma Mankiller

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cecile Richards Honored by Commonwealth Club

Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood will be honored with the Commonwealth Club's 21st Century Visionary Award. The event will take place in San Francisco Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm. More information can be found here.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW—FP Benefit Cocktail Party and Dinner, Monday, October 29 | The Feminist Press

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW—FP Benefit Cocktail Party and Dinner, Monday, October 29 | The Feminist Press

Feminist Press

Check out the new and fascinating books from the Feminist Press. I recently read Merle Hoffman's Intimate Wars and it was an engaging read. She covered in detail the war over abortion in New York City and I found myself coming away with a great deal of respect for her. It is a must read for anyone interested in feminist history. You can listen to an interview with Merle Hoffman on the BBC.

She the People from the Washington Post

"She the People" is a great blog from the Washington Post worthy of a regular read. Check it out here.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

International Museum of Women

A wonderful rundown of women-centered activist opportunities is available at the International Museum of Women's site here.

After surfing around their site, I found a fantastic online exhibition of women's work in the global economy. Check it out!

You can even submit your own work to the Economica exhibit. Click the image for a link to their site.

Women's Stories

Women's Stories

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Decade in review

A Decade in review

Love this!

Jimmy Carter & The Elders

Very impressed with Jimmy Carter and the Elders commitment to equality for women and girls. Check out their organization here.

Help for Haiti

Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

Thursday, November 05, 2009

New Online Edition of On the Issues is Available

This wonderful magazine used to appear in print and is not available exclusively online. The newest edition of the online version of On the Issues is available here.

New Feminist Music

New feminist cd is available here.