Wetlands Magazine

“Walking in Pride and Dignity”: Why Danielle McGuire’s “New History” of the Civil Rights Movement Matters

“Walking in Pride and Dignity”: Why Danielle McGuire’s “New History” of the Civil Rights Movement Matters

"African-American women were the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott. Here black women walk to work in February 1956" (McGuire 109).

“African-American women were the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott. Here black women walk to work in February 1956″ (McGuire 109).

by: Carol Prince

“Decades before radical feminists in the women’s movement urged rape survivors to ‘speak out,’ African-American women’s public protests galvanized local, national, and even international outrage and sparked larger campaigns for racial justice and…

View On WordPress

Figure Sculpture and the Ethical Implications of Objectification

Figure Sculpture and the Ethical Implications of Objectification

Jonathan Steele, "Burnt in Effigy," Woodfired Stoneware, 29"x18"x7.5" 2014

Jonathan Steele, “Burnt in Effigy,” Woodfired Stoneware, 29″x18″x7.5″ 2014

Guest blog by Jonathan Steele. A response to Elise Richman’s From Ambivalence to Conviction 

Working from the figure is an ethical dilemma for me. Because I am male, heterosexual, cisgendered, white, and rich enough to be attending University of Puget Sound, I come from an angle of every privilege. As Elise Richman states…

View On WordPress

Activism, Academic Language(s), and Linguistics: Deconstructing Feminist Dialect

Activism, Academic Language(s), and Linguistics: Deconstructing Feminist Dialect

by: Tosia Klincewicz

Each of us is constantly negotiating many different contexts of experience. In my experiences as a feminist and a student at a liberal arts University, I’ve noticed a meaningful divide between various registers of feminism, namely, between what I’ve come to call “academic” (think Foucault and Butler) and “vernacular” (“fuck the patriarchy”) feminism. Since I first noticed and…

View On WordPress

On Feminism and Tiaras: Musings on my Disneyland Experiences

On Feminism and Tiaras: Musings on my Disneyland Experiences

Image

by: Erica Rochelle

I have always been a Disney Princess fan. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t squeal at the sight of Cinderella on a product. I love the pink. I love the glitter. I love the sparkles, and diamonds, and tiaras, and true love’s first kiss. I’m a sucker for all of it. I recently spent two amazing days at Disneyland with my best friend during my spring break, where I shamelessly…

View On WordPress

A Public Letter to the Faculty and Administration of the University of Puget Sound

A Public Letter to the Faculty and Administration of the University of Puget Sound

Guest blog by Mariana Molina, Senior at the University of Puget Sound

I am writing this letter out of concern. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about increasing the diversity on this campus, but to be honest, I hope that the University of Puget Sound does not increase its enrollment of students of color anywhere in the new future. This is due to the fact that I don’t believe that this campus…

View On WordPress

Guest Blog- Alison Tracy Hale

Guest Blog- Alison Tracy Hale

Alison Tracy Hale is the Faculty Advisor to Wetlands Magazine, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of English, at The University of Puget Sound

Down the road from Tacoma is an exquisite place, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. If you haven’t made it there yet, or experienced its glorious combination of marsh and sky, I highly recommend it. I mention this spot not merely for the somewhat…

View On WordPress

When Allies Fail: An Open Letter to the University Community

When Allies Fail: An Open Letter to the University Community

by: CJ Queirolo

I’ve heard from a lot of different people that “Greek Life and Straight Supremacy,” the essay I published in Wetlands this fall, is too angry. I’ve heard a lot of allies say that they thought my tone was too “harsh.” You might be surprised that after I submitted the first draft of that essay, I edited it to make it angrier. I hope when allies read this that they don’t think I’m…

View On WordPress

Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring ’14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 28th, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. Here are the results for week 2!

Q: What is intersectionality? Why is it important?

A:Interse…

View On WordPress

Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring ’14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 14th, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound–ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. Here are the results of a wonderful conversation between Wetlands the community it’s enmeshed…

View On WordPress

"I’m queer and I’m Greek … and I love it": A Personal Response by Kyle Long

Editorial note: Here is the long-awaited response to the two pieces in our Fall ’13 issue which offered a critical perspective on Greek Life. The Editors of Wetlands would like to thank Kyle Long for writing this piece and to everyone who has participated…

View Post

Coming soon: Response to “Greek Life and Straight Supremacy” by C.J. Queirolo and “An Open Letter to Greek Life” by Philip Brenfleck

Hi readers!

For those of you who have already had a chance to read the print edition of the Fall ’13 Issue of Wetlands Magazine, the response from Greek Life as promised on page 11 is coming soon!

Also, an online version of the magazine will also be…

View Post

Feminists and the Straight, Cis-gendered,White Male: A Love Story By: Jeanne-Marie Joubert

A few weekends ago I was at the University of Oregon in Eugene when a friend of a friend asked me if I considered myself a feminist. After I replied with an obvious “Yes,” he asked me why feminists tend to not value his opinion, as in his opinion on…

View Post

A Bright Spot to Comic Book Sexism: A Look at Dazzling DC Ladies Month by Sam Mandry

As a feminist, I am obligated and driven to fight against sexism and smash the patriarchy. And also as a comic book enthusiast, I constantly have to fight the urge to talk about the issue of the New Avengers where Iron Man, Captain America, and Captain…

View Post

Feminists in Stilettos (oh shit!) by Lindsay Conrad

I’ve been thinking a lot about femininity lately. Particularly how femininity is perceived in various circles of society, namely the feminist community. As a feminist who participates in “traditional” presentations of femininity, I’ve experienced a lot of…

View Post