What's Current: Replacing 'isms' with 'phobias' and avoiding men is the secret to a long life

Documentary film on campus rape: The Hunting Ground premiered at Sundance on Friday.

Replacing “isms” with “phobias.” How language shifted from critiquing systems of power to individual feelings.

Jessie Gallan is 109 this year. Says her "secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They're just more trouble than they're worth."
Jessie Gallan is 109 this year. Says her “secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They’re just more trouble than they’re worth.”

Why womens spaces are critical to Feminist autonomy

What kind of negative impact does sexism have on women’s health? It turns out that studying this phenomenon is difficult, due to how much women normalize their constant gendered abuse so that they might not be so bothered by it.

The majority of beaten women in Manitoba won’t press charges against their attackers.

109-year-old Scottish woman reveals the secret to longevity: Staying away from men!

“… Women’s liberation starts when we refuse to live in the shadow of the cock.”

Susan Cox An American expatriate who fled to the wonderland of Canada, Susan Cox spends most of her time writing, reading, and cooking.

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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