Time During Pandemic Time

The fourth instalment of Reflections in the time of COVID-19 comes from Kira Lussier, a historian of psychology at the University of Toronto It feels strange to be a historian living through historic times. In some ways, historians are the least well-suited people to write timely reflections on current events. I was drawn to become […]

Emerging with Purpose

The third instalment of Reflections in the time of COVID-19 comes from M.D., an essential worker writing from Texas In the midst of this global pandemic I keep reading articles and stories of people using the time of separation to reevaluate their lives, organize their thoughts, and check things off of their to do lists.  […]

To Clearly See the Task That Lies Before Us

This instalment of Reflections in the time of COVID-19 features Debbie-Ann Chambers of the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica The COVID-19 pandemic ought to snatch us from whatever lingering illusion there is of a “post-colonial” world. The events are revealing for anyone willing to pay attention. For example, in my own country, […]

Reflections in the time of COVID-19

In this new feature we invite short (500-word) reflections from feminist psychologists, students, and scholars to be published quickly at the Standpoints blog site. Our aim is for these reflections to facilitate solidarity, community, and activism at the very time that this pandemic keeps us physically apart and lays bare the extreme injustices – literally […]

Physical Distancing but Social Togethering:

An editorial and call for submissions Here in Toronto, we’re about three weeks into our new status quo. Bars are closed, events are cancelled, and we’re used to it. People walk sparsely, in ones or twos, omitting the passing wave and smile that I’ve become accustomed to living here. We haven’t turned mean, we’re just […]

Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #7 Feminist care ethics in survey research on prejudice against gender and sexual minorities Studying prejudice against gender and sexual minorities via survey methods often involves asking participants to rate their agreement with some, uh, distasteful statements (to say the very, very least). Some scales dive deep into highly stigmatizing beliefs, expressions of disgust, […]

Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #6 From Nonbinary Lives to Nonbinary Science By Will Beischel Last summer I was in the antechamber of the gender-neutral bathroom at my favorite club in Chicago. It’s a gender-diverse haven. In that bathroom I’ve discovered gender expressions I didn’t even know possible and connected with people who continue to inspire me aesthetically and […]