Adult Education and the Community

Making the Feminist Connections
  • Leona M. English
  • Catherine J. Irving
Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL)


The Raging Grannies defy all stereotypes of older women. Organized globally through local chapters, their members are feminists in “granny-like” costumes who sing protest songs about peace and environmental justice. Seemingly harmless “old women,” they create parodies of traditional songs and sing them in public at rallies and protests. Their chronicler, Carole Roy (2004), sees them as subversive women who utilize both humour and music to communicate and teach citizens about the world they want for themselves and their children and grandchildren.


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© Sense Publishers 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leona M. English
    • 1
  • Catherine J. Irving
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Francis Xavier UniversityCanada
  2. 2.St. Francis Xavier UniversityCanada

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