Welcome to the Sisterhood!

This blog is dedicated to exploring the geography of the sisterhood, that is, the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and phyical space occupied by women here in Canada and across the world.  In particular, this space will highlight the relationships between women:  what does it mean to be a mother, daughter, sister, or friend to the other women in our lives.

Topics for discussion will bubble up from the culture around us:  stories in the newspapers, conversations with friends, arguments with my partner….

“What’s in it for me?” I can hear my male readers thinking.  Well – men are always asking “what do women want?” so this site might give you some idea.  More importantly, though, I hope this site will inspire men to look into their own behaviours vis-a-vis other men by reflecting on how women treat other women.  And I’m not referring to the “Bro Code” either.

I’ve been collecting bookmarks on Delicious under the tag:  inthesisterhood.  I gather these bookmarks while I surf the net at lunchtime (honest!).  These articles all relate to women.  What I’m interested in exploring is the way we treat each other, woman-to-woman.

There’s a lot of talk out there about the “sisterhood”.  What does that mean?

What do you think?


3 responses to “Welcome to the Sisterhood!

  1. When you wrote the article about December 6, quite a few things were triggered. The fear that it could happen at Mac, reading my poetry at some of the memorial services, working (voluntarily) around women & violence, talking to many women about their experiences, being part of rallies and demonstrations around women & violence, doing court support for women that experienced violence. And I wondered if things had changed since then. I do know more men are open about their stance against feminine focused violence. I do know that if someone that finds a partner that is anti-violence they are very lucky. I also realize it is and will be for some time a hard fought battle to make violence against one’s partner something to be ashamed of, globally as well. And as for the last sentence in the article you just wrote some men do still brag about beating their partners like it is a badge of courage. Here’s hoping it becomes a red letter of shame.
    On a positive note..love your articles, as I am sure I will enjoy your blog. It is just like a breath of fresh air
    Thank you

  2. Thanks for passing on the link to your Blog, I can not wait to get started on reading it. After reading a few already, I know that I am going to have a hard time tearing myself away. Well done.

  3. Nifty blog, Sofia! I’ll enjoy following it.

    We’re delighted to see Peace X Peace (pronounced peace by peace) in your list of orgs. Please check out our growing family of blogs as well, and consider adding Week X Week to your blogroll. Dratted site is down today (NOT typical) but I’ll send the link as soon as it’s live.

    About how women treat each other: I went looking for my first salaried job at 40, after 15 years as a mom and day care provider. I had a PhD, but no work experience anyone recognized, and I was amazed at how willing even the busiest women were to make time to visit with me, advise me, and hand me along. I always make time for information interviews today, so I can pay it forward. Sisterhood is sweet!

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