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If Your Partner Pays for a Date, Can You Still be a Feminist?

Amanda: I don’t think allowing someone to pay for you makes you any less of a feminist, the same way paying for someone doesn’t make you more of one. The question is problematic in itself because it only takes into account heterosexual interactions. The problem is not one partner paying for the other but the… Continue reading If Your Partner Pays for a Date, Can You Still be a Feminist?

Culture · Features

In Conversation with… Gráinne Humphreys

Dublin-born Gráinne Humphreys has been the Festival Director of the Dublin International Film Festival since 2007. Starting initially as a festival volunteer, she has been working in film programming for over twenty years. As the 15th Annual Dublin International Film Festival draws to a close this Sunday, we speak to Gráinne about her career as… Continue reading In Conversation with… Gráinne Humphreys

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Why is it Called Feminism, and not Egalitarianism or Humanism?

Adiba’s Perspective When you’re trying to convince someone that the goal of the feminist movement is equality between the genders, the thing they have the most difficulty grasping is, “why feminism?” As if the name of the movement being called after women, or the female gender, is somehow a hindrance to what it has achieved… Continue reading Why is it Called Feminism, and not Egalitarianism or Humanism?

Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

In this podcast, we discuss Disney’s latest movie, Moana. We speak about the representation of Polynesian culture and discuss the movie within the context of Disney in general. You can follow the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Links: The Guardian – Review Vanity Fair – Oceanic Trust Slate – Polynesian Myths CBC – Review Islands – Polynesian Islands NPR –… Continue reading Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

Perspectives

Podcast: Introduction to Spectra and Feminism

In our introductory podcast, Amanda, Adiba, Katia, Charlot, and Ciannait discuss how they started Spectra, and their hopes for it. They also discuss feminism in general, and how it has affected their life. You can follow the podcast on itunes or stitcher. Links Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TedTalk and her book. photo credit: Johnny Silvercloud Fearing Diversity via… Continue reading Podcast: Introduction to Spectra and Feminism

Feminism is... · Perspectives

What is Feminism and What Does it Mean to You?

Charlot’s Perspective It would be wrong to assume that there is only one definition of Feminism. I don’t think I have the right to define that word on behalf of everyone else. But I can speak for myself. At least for me, it’s a word that has changed its meaning countless times, and still is… Continue reading What is Feminism and What Does it Mean to You?

Society

Femfest: The Past, Present and Future of Feminism

This morning, 150 women stepped into the science gallery with their femfest lanyards swinging from their necks, coffee in hand and smiles on their faces. It’s not a sight that most of us see. It’s brilliant to have spent a day surrounded by bright, young women who aren’t just perceptive of the world around them… Continue reading Femfest: The Past, Present and Future of Feminism