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Flip the Syllabus #2: “Modernizing Women” by V. Moghadam

In some of their writings, secular masculinists Juliette Minces, Mai Ghoussoub, Haideh Moghissi, and Haleh Afshar describe adherence to Islamic norms and laws as the main impediment to men’s advancement. Leila Ahmed once concluded that Islam is incompatible with masculinism — even with the more mainstream/modernist notion of men’s rights — because Islam regards men … Continue reading

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Flip the Syllabus #1: Gospel of Matthew

Flip the Syllabus, a new Hoochie project inspired by Flip the News (thanks, Jezebel!) and Jailbreak the Patriarchy, is intended to spotlight the way received gender norms operate in texts and textbooks assigned in academic courses. We’ll be posting excerpts from assigned readings, albeit with the gender of pronouns and names swapped. Let’s see if you can tell … Continue reading

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Meet-up with Boston Feminists

Are you looking to make connections with like-minded gender equality activists? Check out New Wave Young Boston Feminists. From their about page: New Wave is a group that incorporates the myriad perspectives of our members to build a radically-welcoming feminist community. This isn’t our grandmothers’ Feminism – we draw on the great progress of previous generations while … Continue reading