THE CAT ISSUE -
Kitties, kitty-cats, pussies, witches and more. A combination of our two favorite things - cats and feminism.
I’m not a thinker. I think through fiction and poetry…I don’t keep up with gender studies now. I’m in my 80s and gender becomes somewhat less important. — Ursula K. Le Guin at the 40th Anniversary of the Center for the Study of Women in Society symposium last night. She’s brilliant.
She's all that: Elle interview with Brittney Griner -
Laurie Abraham profiles the WNBA’s newest and brightest star, Brittney Griner. She talks about the problems with the WNBA’s marketing their players as “girl power meets Playboy," and how with Griner as their gender-bending poster woman, they are hoping to change that image. Abraham goes off on a tangent about gender, the gender-binary confusion, and criticisms Griner has faced for her 6’8" physique and hands "bigger than LeBron James,’" but makes some good connections and brings the conversation of gender into the arena of sports and mainstream women’s media (Elle). She ends with "There are a whole lot of ways to be a woman.”
Perfect time to teach about Día de los muertos
White Teens Dress Up as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin for Halloween -
It’s always nice to get a little reminder that we live in such a supreme, post-racial society in which we are all so educated and conscientious.
When coming up with Halloween costumes this week, if you are conflicted whether your costume is racist or offensive to someone, it probably is. Choose something else.
THE CAT ISSUE IS HERE. I REPEAT, THE CAT ISSUE IS HERE.
The Fall 2013 Issue of the Siren has been dedicated to the theme of cats. Was this just an excuse for us to unapologetically use the word ‘pussy’ and take pictures of cats? Probably. But we came up with some really great stories. We talk to a local Eugene animal communicator, the cat specialist at Greenhill Humane Society, and none other than Ursula K. Le Guin, famed feminist fiction and sci-fi author. We talk about the use of the word ‘pussy’, the historical and cultural ties between cats and women, Catwoman, specieism, and Pussy Riot.
it turned out fabulously, and I thank everyone who contributed tremendously for all their dedication and hard work!
The new issue will be uploaded to issuu in the next few days, but if you’re in the Eugene area, swing by the University of Oregon’s Women’s Center to grab a copy, or email email@example.com and we can mail you one!
(Photo by Laetitia Beraud)
Red Zone Campaign aims to prevent college sexual assaults -
A campus group hopes to prevent sexual assaults by taking their message to potential offenders before they commit a criminal act.