We have enough feminism!

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We have enough feminism!

There is a petition to sign here:

https://www.change.org/p/student-administrative-committee-alma-mater-soc...

 

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2014/09/we-have-enough-femi...

As soon as we began the AMS presentation, however, it was clear how things would end -- we spoke to an all-male panel who paid little-to-no attention to our pitch. While we spoke, they rudely played with their phones or stared off into space with glazed over eyes. When we concluded, they fired a series of smug questions at us before insisting that we were too similar to the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC). The panel claimed that we were welcome to apply again with a modified mandate but from that point on they never replied to a single one of Sarah's e-mails and the project eventually faded from my mind.

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The attitude that we have "enough" feminism, that we've reached our "feminism quota", so to speak, is regressive and deeply offensive. It is also a troubling reflection of the same sexist ideologies that posit that feminism has gone too far. What does the AMS have against promoting women's empowerment and organizing at UBC? If, year after year, different students are independently and spontaneously coming to the conclusion that there is room for a feminism club, clearly there are needs that aren't being filled by the existing spaces...