Women’s studies has been replaced by gender studies in universities across Canada and elsewhere. Postmodern, queer, and other academic theories are confusing and hard to understand. Don’t worry though, it’s not you.
Feminist women who centre women in research, education, and action and who organize as part of the women’s liberation movement need an autonomous feminist alternative to academic manstitutions and their man studies.
Based in Canada with global reach, Women’s Studies Online (WMST) is a platform for decolonizing feminist research, education, action, and community-building. Through short courses and events delivered in a learning community, we provide women with theoretical tools, practical skills, and a feminist political network where we can further our thinking, organizing, and action.
All women are entitled to learn about, consider, and build feminist theory; think critically; ask questions; learn about issues that impact us; and take action with women for our collective liberation. Theory needs to make sense and apply to our lives.
Otherwise, what’s the point?
We recognize the very real short and long-term impacts of patriarchy on the lives of women and girls as an oppressed class of people. To help remedy these systemic impacts, WMST is for women who have survived and who are surviving male violence, the threat of male violence, and all other forms of sex-based discrimination and oppression.
WMST is informed and inspired by the radical feminist politics that initially guided the creation of Women’s Studies programs in universities across Canada and elsewhere. We build on feminist theory to help women make sense of our lives and take action by organizing with women for our collective liberation. We provide women with theoretical tools, practical skills, and a political network where we can further our feminist thinking, organizing, and action.
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01. Our Vision
Inspired by previous feminist theorizing and action we build confidence in ourselves, each other, and in the women’s liberation movement today as we work toward a better future for all women and girls through:
02. Our Mission
03. Our Principles
Women's Studies Online seeks to make feminist education, research, networking, and community building accessible to all women. This is a core value and principle that we adhere to. Our offerings are no- or low-cost, and no one is turned away due to lack of funds.
To ensure Women's Studies Online is able to offer no-cost lectures, workshops, events, calendar, and resources as well as low-cost courses, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation of any amount to support our vital, grassroots feminist work. Let us know with your financial support that you believe in what we're doing. Donate using the button below: