A Day Without Feminism

This website was a collaborative project among students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. It began in early 2007 as the brainchild of Joshua Ranger, University Archivist, as a way to help celebrate ďA Day Without FeminismĒ, a Womenís History Month event coordinated by Michelle Kuhl and the Womenís History Month Planning Committee. On March 1, 2007, the first day of Women's History Month, the University community was challenged to try to live through one day without enjoying any of the gains brought to them by feminists over the past century. The hope was to raise awareness of the important historical progress made by people who fought to increase women's power and status in society as well as to liberate men from some restrictive gender roles of their own. To participate, women were encouraged, for example, to wear skirts, avoid voting or participating in politics, imagine life without birth control, etc. Men were asked to avoid casual conduct or speech around female classmates.

To highlight some of the more specific rules governing women throughout the history of the University, this satirical webpage was created. It serves as a window into the past as if the Web existed during four different historical eras.

Acknowledgements:

History Undergraduate Student Intern and Volunteer Resarchers:

 

Jennifer Carder

Adam Hendricks

Danielle Leriger

Shelly Merkes

Erica Mitchell

 

Student Web Designer:

 

Ranah Voss

 

Student Editor:

 

Rachel Raasch

 

Faculty and Staff:

 

Michelle Kuhl - History Department

Brian Ledwell - Media Services

Michelle Mouton - History Department

Joshua Ranger - University Archivist

Interested in history? Check out the UW Oshkosh History Club: http://www.uwosh.edu/history/CurrentStudents/historyclub.php And the University Archives http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/

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Site last updated: March 1, 2010