Tuesday, January 13, 2009

She's so very...I don't care

"We Don't Need Another Wave" by: Cristy C. Road

Feminists are not bra-burning nutcases, birkenstock-wearing fascists or "man hating, job stealing, god defying lesbians."
The "idea" of feminism is often misconstrued as the hatred of men, amongst a slew of other things. So first and for most, I should clarify what exactly feminism is.

The belief in the right of women to have social, economic and political equality with men.

There you have it. Feminism = equality.

You'd think that after nearly a century of progressive feminist thought, society's apathetic view of women would have shifted it's gears, but we're still stuck within in a male-dominated culture that needs to WAKE UP and take a look at all the rad females who are changing our world. WAKE-UP-GRRL is dedicated to all the women musicians, writers, zinesters, photographers, cinematographers, artists, crafters, designers, publishers, whatever! You name it.
Some you've heard of... some you have not. They're all doing their part in keeping "grrl culture" and "DIY ethics" alive and strong in our society and deserve to be recognized.
Everything from girl related issues, to feminist perspectives and most importantly, an homage to all the strong, fierce, artistic women of today.

As for myself, my name is Cristina, and I'm a third year English student at the University of Windsor. I'm involved with CJAM's Women's Radio Collective, write for The Lance, and am VP of Generation Magazine and The Art's Society... so needless to say, I've been heavily involved within Windsor's art community for the past however many years. I've noticed that there is a lack of women representation not only in our city, but within the whole scope of art/music/etc. Myself and a few friends put on an annual music festival, Smash the Glass, here in Windsor that showcases all of our lovely lady talent and put an end to all apathy toward women artists!
But...more on that later.

Welcome to WAKE-UP-GRRL! An homage to feminism and the arts.
- Cristina

"You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman." - Jane Galvin Lewis


  1. "You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman." - Jane Galvin Lewis


  2. Slowly but surely, we will take over. lol.

  3. i agree Christina, it is absolutely about equality. if i happen to wear Birks or defy God it is just a coincidence I swear! haha no but seriously great post and kudos for Smash The Glass - I'd love to be more involved next time around!

  4. Definitely!
    We always need people helping out so things run smoothly! Once the details are more finalized, I'll be sure to let you know what's up!

  5. C: I'm up for Smash the Glass too! I think that this is going to be such a great blog! I can't wait to see what happens next :)

  6. Haha, J: you are the best/most supportive person ever.