Category Archives: Social Justice

Summary of Learning: A Closer Look at WGST

This is my final post for my Women’s and Gender Studies project. To help me visualize my learning I created a word cloud of my most common words and the focus of my posts. First of all, I want to … Continue reading

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Teaching Intersectionality of Race and Gender in ELA A30

As I mentioned in my previous post, teaching with a Social Justice pedagogy is important to me. During my Internship, I had the opportunity to teach a sub-unit on First Nations peoples, specifically on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. We … Continue reading

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Finding Beauty in Reality Television Through Cosmetic Surgery (Reflection)

Alice Marwick’s article titled “There’s a Beautiful Girl Under All of This: Performing Hegemonic Femininity in Reality Television” leaves a reader feeling that they have a better understanding of both reality television and why some people, typically women, feel they … Continue reading

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Growing Up In a Sexualized World and What To Make of It

First of all, I know that this is a taboo subject. I debated long and hard before beginning this post. I started once and deleted it. I’m an educator. Anything I say can and will be used against me, read … Continue reading

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The Search for Gender Equity Regarding Literacy in the Classroom

  Amanda Keddie and Martin Mills wrote an article in 2007 that discussed concerns about teaching gender equity to students, titled “Teaching for Gender Justice.” I chose this article because I thought it had an interesting feature in that it … Continue reading

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“You’re Insecure, Don’t Know What For”?: Current Beauty Standards are Changing the Concept of Femininity

Throughout this post, you will notice I have sprinkled different music videos that speak about beauty and appreciating women behind the mask of beauty standards put forward by media, and the fashion and makeup industries. To start you off, here … Continue reading

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RIIS SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN #RIISup

The following post is from starsregina.ca, a group of which I am part of. We are aiming to spread awareness about the RIIS and have the cemetery commemorated. Please share this post by re-blogging or adding a link (you can … Continue reading

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