The verdict in the case against Jian Ghomeshi this morning created immediate conversation for those of us that work at Women’s Health Clinic. We would like to share one of those reactions with you, from WHC counsellor Paula Denbrow. She writes: When I read that Jian Ghomeshi had been acquitted I felt angry and frustrated.
But what about everyone else? Third wave feminism has taught me academically about intersectionality, but how do we put it into real world practice? If we consider that “the personal is political” meant that the personal problems of other women compel our collective attention and action, then each of us needs to step beyond what is personal to ourselves and examine the issues and experiences that are personally important to other women.
The ideas and language of sexual identity and gender have evolved over time. Today, as technology offers new ways to share information and ideas, the landscape is changing more rapidly than ever.