One of Australia's leading social scientists, Raewyn Connell is dedicated to making social science relevant to social justice. Best known globally as one of the founders of the research field on the social construction of masculinity, her book Masculinities is the most-cited in the field. A transsexual woman, Connell teaches at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Greg Macdougall spoke to Connell at the global feminist conference, Women's Worlds 2011, in Ottawa. Read a related article here.
Feminists organizing for women’s rights in 2011 face a unique challenge: as community organizers, just what defines “our” community? Anyone reading this blog can likely recognize the oft-repeated mantras: we live in a borderless society; we are a global community.
Hey, Shorty! A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets
"She deserved it." "She was fast." "She shouldn't have been alone." In 2001, Joanne N. Smith listened as young female students regurgitated the opinions of their parents, teachers, and peers, blaming an eight-year-old victim who had recently been followed, dragged, raped and left bloodied on her way to school.