Teachers Teaching Teachers #153 - Girls Rule (2 of 2): Meet three glib feminists! - 05.27.09
This is the second of two shows we've done recently that featured young high school women. On TTT#152 we enjoyed learning from the young women at Matt Montagne's school who are involved with tthe Gator Radio Experience.
On this podcast, we feature three amazing teenagers, three glib feminists who have begun to make their voices be heard on a group blog, "Womens Glib."
File this one under student self-initiated work that gives you hope for the future — and the present too!
The young women who started a feminist blog recently to join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers. We learned so much from them that we can't wait until we play this for our students in this fall when we introduce them to blogging.
Women’s Glib is a community of nerdy, foul-mouthed youth. Miranda started the adventure in January, after many months spent wondering if she was up to the task of maintaining a blog. She was very quickly joined by Katie, Ruth, Zoe, Phoebe, Shira, Silvia, and Kyla. Guest contributors also help spread the feministy love now and then.
Here’s what they say on their about page:
Women’s Lib[eration], a.k.a. feminism: n., belief in the social, political, and economic equality of all people regardless of gender or sex
glib: adj., performed with a natural, offhand ease
Women’s Glib is a blog by and for young feminists and womanists. Contributors are teenage New Yorkers, writing about what matters to us with a focus on feminism and other progressive values. We cannot and do not speak for all teenagers or all young feminists; we simply speak for ourselves and write our own truths.
Listen to the podcast and be inspired with us by this new generation of feminist bloggers.
Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.
20:42:18 Paul Allison: Hi... is that Ron Link?
20:42:34 Paul Allison: http://womensglib.wordpress.com/
20:46:48 Paul Allison: hi.
20:49:06 SusanEttenheim: hi
20:49:18 SusanEttenheim: i have miranda and phoebe - who else?
20:50:40 Paul Allison: silvia_gilas
20:53:07 Paul Allison: hi Reqk,
20:53:17 Paul Allison: Where do you teach... or are you a student?
20:53:36 ccahillmn: I am a tech at Orono Middle School
20:53:39 Paul Allison: Hi Odarri.
20:53:40 ccahillmn: in MN
20:53:51 Paul Allison: Welcome!
21:05:01 SusanEttenheim: hi everyone can you hear us?
21:05:49 Bill O'Neal: Tom is awake...
21:05:52 carolteach4: Audio is great!
21:05:54 SusanEttenheim: hi leslie welcome!
21:06:02 SusanEttenheim: thanks carolteach4!
21:06:03 Leslie: Hi!
21:06:07 Bill O'Neal: He's very loud,,,
21:06:21 SusanEttenheim: who is?
21:06:47 SusanEttenheim: is that better?
21:06:54 SusanEttenheim: how are we balanced everyone?
21:07:09 SusanEttenheim: in terms of our audio?
21:07:11 Leslie: I have not been here before. How do I get sound?
21:07:28 SusanEttenheim: ahh leslie! go to edtechtalk.com and click on participate
21:07:37 Leslie: Okay. Thanks.
21:07:49 SusanEttenheim: then choose whatever you would like - itunes, etc...
21:08:29 Paul Allison: http://womensglib.wordpress.com/
21:08:58 SusanEttenheim: leslie how is your sound?
21:09:10 Leslie: Just got it. Thanks.
21:09:21 SusanEttenheim: great - are we balanced in sound?
21:09:41 Leslie: Good here.
21:09:58 SusanEttenheim: great leslie - where and what do you teach?
21:10:38 SusanEttenheim: carolteach4 where and what do you teach?
21:10:51 SusanEttenheim: hi NYC46 - welcome!
21:10:56 Leslie: I am at Fryeburg Academy, Maine as assistant librarian. Just starting in on Web 2.0 and teaching teachers.
21:10:57 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teaach?
21:11:28 SusanEttenheim: great leslie! how did you find us?
21:12:28 Leslie: You were in an e-mail today regarding events tonight - Just came from a classroom2.0 event - so maybe that was it???? Don't quite remember.
21:16:55 SusanEttenheim: hi pinaugle and random - welcome
21:19:10 SusanEttenheim: hi tsheko welcome
21:19:21 tsheko: Hi thanks
21:19:34 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach or are you a student?
21:19:52 tsheko: I'm a teacher librarian in Melbourne, Australia
21:20:15 SusanEttenheim: great ! welcome!
21:20:20 tsheko: thanks
21:20:38 SusanEttenheim: we're talking with a few students tonight
21:20:58 tsheko: Am I supposed to be getting sound?
21:21:08 SusanEttenheim: Women’s Glib is a community of nerdy, foul-mouthed youth. Miranda started the adventure in January, after many months spent wondering if she was up to the task of maintaining a blog. She was very quickly joined by Katie, Ruth, Zoe, Phoebe, Shira, Silvia, and Kyla. Guest contributors also help spread the feministy love now and then.
21:21:22 SusanEttenheim: tsheko yes! click on participate
21:21:30 SusanEttenheim: and choose a way to listen that is good for you
21:22:33 SusanEttenheim: Women’s Glib is a blog by and for young feminists and womanists. Contributors are teenage New Yorkers, writing about what matters to us with a focus on feminism and other progressive values. We cannot and do not speak for all teenagers or all young feminists; we simply speak for ourselves and write our own truths.
21:22:38 tsheko: where is participate?
21:22:52 SusanEttenheim: in the upper right hand corner on edtechtalk.com
21:25:20 Leslie: Duty calls - Good night!
21:26:16 SusanEttenheim: night leslie come back again!
21:28:34 SusanEttenheim: hi schoolnurse welcome!
21:28:40 SusanEttenheim: have you joined us before?
21:29:00 schoolnurse: I am new
21:29:51 SusanEttenheim: welcome! where and what do you teach?
21:29:54 carolteach4: @susan - sorry, I am a technology integration teacher at Bethany Middle School in Connecticut. I was listening while I selected photos for our next school newsletter-a very time-consuming process.
21:30:14 carolteach4: So I have to multi-task tonight.
21:30:17 SusanEttenheim: welcome carolteach4!
21:30:22 SusanEttenheim: hey durff! welcome!
21:31:05 schoolnurse: I am a School Nurse in New Rochelle, NY. I am also a grad student in Instructional Technology.
21:31:16 SusanEttenheim: so glad you're here!
21:31:31 SusanEttenheim: we're talking with a few teens tonight who are bloggers
21:31:38 carolteach4: It is so interesting hearing about the kids and their blogging experiences. I have a blog that I aim mainly at the teachers in my school, and it's frustrating when very few pay it any attention. I've had more responses from outside than from my intended audience.
21:31:46 SusanEttenheim: great chance to ask them about relationships between "life" and school
21:32:17 SusanEttenheim: carolteach4 how do you "market" it
21:32:21 Paul Allison: http://womensglib.wordpress.com/about/
21:32:37 carolteach4: It is wonderful to be introduced to so many articulate young people featured on various shows on EdTechTalk.
21:33:21 carolteach4: I send out an email to my school and/or entire district when I think something of worth has been posted.
21:33:21 SusanEttenheim: welcome back NYC46
21:33:50 Bill O'Neal: "Glib" is also a Irish gaelic haristyle prohibitied by the English wayyyy back in the day.
21:33:57 carolteach4: Wow! I think I've had 250 hits in a year!
21:34:05 carolteach4: If that many!
21:37:18 Bill O'Neal: Night night...
21:39:01 carolteach4: I agree. While I do not use pen and paper, I am very careful to read and reread the post prior to actually posting it.
21:39:01 Odarri: hmm,
21:48:10 SusanEttenheim: welcome vofarrillm
21:48:19 Paul Allison: http://womensglib.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/thoughts-on-americas-next-top...
21:50:00 [email protected]: hi
21:51:19 Odarri: hi
21:52:32 MarthaC.: yo, Gai ^\\
21:52:47 Odarri: yo
21:57:13 carolteach4: Well intententioned teachers (and orthodontists) often mess up not realizing we're hurting and not helping.
21:57:25 carolteach4: intentioned
21:59:27 carolteach4: As a teacher, I fully understand what she is saying; we too are bound by too much to do and not enough time to reflect
22:00:40 SusanEttenheim: how true carol!
22:06:20 carolteach4: I will be checking in on the blog from time to time. Thanks to the students for their insights about making school more engaging, and I will share this stream when it becomes available with other teachers, especially English teachers at our district high school.
22:07:18 carolteach4: That is so wonderful!
22:08:01 carolteach4: We are all trying to learn!
22:10:27 SusanEttenheim: thanks everyone!
22:10:31 carolteach4: Thanks, Susan, and guest students!
22:10:59 carolteach4: Thanks for everyone who makes these conversations possible.
22:11:34 SusanEttenheim: night all