Welcome to Economic Woman
I’m an undergraduate in economics and international relations at the University of Toronto in Canada. This site is about what happens when my intellectual passion, economics, butts up against my political proclivities towards feminism, anti-oppression, and scepticism.
Over the past year, I’ve been thrilled to discover a vital community of blogging economists. Where my lectures are dry and out of date, the blogosphere is relevant, lively and teeming with questions and perspectives that I’ve never considered. In the wake of the death of the faculty lunch room, blogs have given the discipline space to throw around research as it happens, and given everyone a ring-side seat on the creation of modern economic theory.
Feminism’s third wave is also alive and kicking on the internet. As a blogger over at Shameless Magazine, I keep up with an international network of inspiring, ambitious women strategizing for change.
Sometimes the same topics pop up on both sides of my RSS reader. But as far as I can tell, there is nowhere on the internet that economic bloggers and feminist bloggers meet. I am trying to build a point of intersection because I think we have a few things to learn from each other.
I am writing for two (or three, or four) disparate audiences here, with different basic assumptions and different ways of judging an argument. If you’re confused by something, please leave a comment. If one post seems entirely outside your interests, try skipping to the next one. I am going to ask questions, propose out-of-left-field solutions, change my mind, contradict myself, and often get things entirely wrong. I hope you’ll join me.