Women Empowerment meeting tonight!

Sorry for the late notice, all, I somehow forgot about this incredibly important tool in feminist activism. But! There is a meeting, tonight, of the Women Empowerment club! It's at 5 in the Lucas Room, RAGS 301. Please come and bring your friends!


NPR: Do Private Colleges Favor Male Applicants?

NPR reports that in recent years, private colleges have admitted a significantly larger number of males than females to their incoming freshman classes.

St. Edward's gender breakdown is split 40 to 60 percent, favoring females.

Listen to the story here.


Op-Ed: Trading Women's Rights for Political Power

Kate Michelman (former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America) and Frances Kissling (former president of Catholics for Choice) have an op-ed piece in The New York Times on the Stupak-Pitts amendment.

Although certainly under this administration many strides have been made for women, they echo my disappointment that what could have been a great victory for women's health has instead fallen off the proverbial wagon.

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." - Maureen Dowd


Arranged Marriages in India

Wanted to post this story from the Times on arranged love marriages, from the perspective of a young Indian woman. I think it really illustrates the gaps than occur between mothers and daughters as gender expectations change through the generations, and it definitely made me tear up.



Women in the Arts: Unsung Muses

Robert J. Hughes has written an interesting article on the contributions of composers' wives to their music (both as inspirations and collaborators) and to the preservation of their works, which often go unnoticed. Finally, these great women (such as Constanze Mozart, left) have been granted a small portion of the honor and recognition they deserve.

Here's the link, in case you're interested. It's worth a read.


From the front lines of the global fight for equality...

Evening, all! I promise you I've not completely fallen off the face of the earth. As fate would have it, SEU Feminist's only male blogger is also its least prolific poster. *Cue the wailing, ashes, and sackcloth of repentence* Seriously, though, I'll be better about that in the future.

Anyhow, just wanted to share this beautiful ad from Ireland that's sure to render some conservatives speechless. Slainte!


Women in the Arts: Hildreth Meière

The Times has a piece up about 1930's art deco muralist Hildreth Meière, probably best known for the round plaques that adorn Radio City Music Hall.

“It drives me wild to be spoken of as ‘one of the best women artists,’ ” she wrote to a friend in 1936. “I’ve worked as an equal with men, and my rating as an equal is all that I value.”

Read the full piece here.