Tag Archives: Hegemony

Recognizing The Hegemony Within

Feminist movements are not without their share of racial and ideological dominance. Recently a few activists left the One Billion Rising Campaign because the movement did not accommodate their politics. We appreciate Eve Ensler’s efforts, and stand by the idea … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: An Alternate View

Some ideas are sold so effortlessly that we buy into them without blinking an eye. Is Mother’s Day one such idea? Anne Thériault, who blogs at The Bell Jar, questions if patriarchy has inspired this day that celebrates women for sacrificing … Continue reading

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Disney and Feminism: At loggerheads?

Our Facebook wall got exciting on Saturday, when we posted this picture: (I must say here that we only posted this picture. I am not sure who should be credited for this analysis, but whoever you are — well done!) … Continue reading

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The Hegemony Of The Male Doctor

As we advocate for task shifting, we should question the hierarchy within the medical profession, which in the first place gave way to such exclusion. In the 1800s, when medicine became institutionalized, the doctor took over from the midwife, who … Continue reading

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Word Of The Month: Hegemony

The ruling ideas of any age are the ideas of the ruling class. Karl Marx Hegemony comes from the Greek word hegemonía meaning leadership and rule. The term “Hegemony” came from the writings of Karl Marx and was conceptualised by … Continue reading

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