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.
To celebrate the International Day of the Midwife (May 5th), we spoke to midwives Danielle Laxdal and Tracey Novoselnik via speakerphone while they were on the road to a conference.