Queen’s Profs State Their Stance on Feminist Organizing

The letter found below has been circling around the world of facebook, and it being such an important letter, at such an important time, here at OPIRG we thought we would post it for the non-facebook world to see:

 

“We, the undersigned faculty at Queen’s University, believe in and strongly support feminist enquiry, association, and activism in all societies where people’s status is demeaned on the basis of gender. Feminism has a long and complex history. It, like other political philosophies, has many variants, traditions and streams. Feminists rarely speak with one voice, and they are certainly not only female. But what we have in common is a commitment to equality of all kinds and an abhorrence of violence, both individual and systemic. We see the marginalization of women as complex and intertwined with racialization, colonization, class inequalities, sexual orientation, and global location. Feminists agree that education is key to changing cultures of physical, emotional, and sexual violence and to maintaining hard won rights that must actively be protected. We are outraged at the recent attack on a female Queen’s student, as we are at all acts of violence. We write to show our support for feminist students and feminist work at Queen’s and for everyone who speaks out against violence, discrimination, and injustice. We are proud to have the chance to work with students who are committed to social justice and equality.

Annette Burfoot, Department of Sociology
Petra Fachinger, Department of English
Mary Louise Adams, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Asha Varadharajan, Department of English
Samantha King, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Karen Dubinsky, Department of Global Development Studies
Eleanor MacDonald, Department of Political Studies
Susan Lord, Department of Film and Media Studies
Ellen Goldberg, School of Religion
Katherine McKittrick, Department of Gender Studies
David McDonald, Department of Global Development Studies
Frank Burke, Department of Film and Media Studies
Dia Da Costa, Department of Global Development Studies
Stevenson Fergus, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Kip Pegley, School of Music
Beverley Mullings, Department of Gender Studies
Kim Renders, Department of Drama
Ishita Pande, Department of History
Genevieve Dumas, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Kathleen Lahey, School of Law
Elaine Power, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Natalie Rewa, Department of Drama
Paritosh Kumar, Department of Global Development Studies
Dorit Naaman, Department of Film and Media Studies
Gabrielle McIntire, Department of English
Audrey Kobayashi, Department of Geography
Scott Morgensen, Department of Gender Studies
Brigitte E. Bachmann, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lynne Hanson, Faculty of Law
James Miller, School of Religion
Jan Mennell, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Sylvat Aziz, Department of Art
Joyce Davidson, Department of Geography
Lynda Jessup, Department of Art
Jeffrey Brison, Department of History
Roberta Hamilton, Department of Sociology
Geoffrey Smith, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Jane Tolmie, Department of Gender Studies
Richard Day, Department of Global Development Studies
Gary Kibbins, Department of Film and Media Studies
Marcus Taylor, Department of Global Development Studies
John Freeman, Faculty of Education
Marc Epprecht, Department of Global Development Studies
Elizabeth MacEachren, Faculty of Education
Mark Hostetler, Department of Global Development Studies
Monika Holzschuh Sator, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Robert Lovelace, Department of Global Development Studies
Arial Salzmann, Department of History
Mark Jones, Department of English
Patricia Rae, Department of English
Clive Robertson, Department of Art”

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