Monday, November 9, 2009

Tonight's Show: The 3 Waves of Feminism

Feminism has a long history in Canada, and tonight we'll give you a brief overview of that history. As most feminists are aware, feminism has come in three "waves." The first wave was our foremothers - those feisty woman who fought for the most basic rights such as the vote. The second wave came along with the civil rights movement in the 1960's. Second wave feminists fought for better child care, reproductive rights, rape crisis centres, equal pay for equal work, and so much more. The third wave of feminism began in the early 1990's and has worked to correct some of the 'mistakes' of second wave feminism. For example, the second wave assumed that the female experience and identity were universal, but third wave feminists embrace diversity, contradictions and conflict.

Also, tonight's show is very special for the three hosts, Jennie, Bee and Geea. That's because this will be the last show in our old CJSW studio! Later this week we are moving all our equipment upstairs to our new location! It will be a bittersweet end to the good 'ol CJSW cave!

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic show. It's always good to sit back and look at how far we (women)have come... and to think about how much work there is to be done yet! Great work, ladies.