Slogan DisclaimerFollowing an on-Grounds lecture on second-wave feminism by Gloria Steinem, the Director of Women's Studies at UVa, Sharon Davie, writes that the Women's Studies Program was in no way connected with student flyers for the event that read "Gloria Steinem: The Women Men Love to Hate."
We in Women's Studies were happy to co-sponsor Gloria Steinem's visit with Focus and the Speaker's Committee of University Union. But we'd like to make it clear that the Womenâ€™s Studies Program had nothing to do with the advertisements for Steinemâ€™s talk, displayed in student dining areas, which read "Gloria Steinem: The Woman Men Love to Hate."
Obviously, the slogan was meant to be a joke. The slogan also aimed at drawing an audience to Steinem's talk who are antagonistic to her in a â€œgood-natured" way. University Union's intention was not malicious; but we object to the underlying implication that men canâ€™t be feminists. Feminism is not a dogma, but an approach to living; so there are many different visions of what it is to be a feminist. But basic to feminism is an active struggIe â€” private or public â€” to insure that neither women nor men cut down the size of the self they can be, because of gender. Men can be â€“ and some are â€“ engaged in those day-to-day acts which move us all away from hatred, toward living fuller lives.
Director of Womenâ€™s Studies
|Tags||administrative response, student publications|
|Date Added||January 14, 2017|
|Date Modifed||December 9, 2017|
|Collection||Cavalier Daily: articles about gender discrimination|
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