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Pondering Trigger Warnings…

This is an extremely timely article as we begin the Fall semester of 2015. A lot of this resonates with me and some of the struggles I have in the classroom. How do we teach about the perils of society … Continue reading

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The Whitest Oscars Since 1998: Why the ‘Selma’ Snubs Matter

Headlines from the Daily Beast…. For the first time in almost two decades, no person of color received an acting nomination—the depressing icing on a white-washed, male-dominated Oscars cake. This sucks. The annual eye-roll criticism of the Oscars is that … Continue reading

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The End of Men

Reposting from: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/8135/?single_page=true The End of Men By Hanna Rosin IN THE 1970s the biologist Ronald Ericsson came up with a way to separate sperm carrying the male-producing Y chromosome from those carrying the X. He sent the two kinds … Continue reading

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The Fall 2011 Semester Approaches!

It is getting extremely close to the beginning of a new school year & semester. I should have something really philosophical to say about higher education and gender studies, but nothing is coming to mind. So, I leave you this … Continue reading

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Marx, Culture, and Communism

My Western Feminist Thought class is currently reading and, in many cases, rereading the Communist Manifesto. Marx’s examination of Capitalism and the effects of class division are over-arching threads that run through each and every one of our lives though … Continue reading

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Geraldine Ferraro, a Democrat and the first major female vice presidential candidate, passed away on Saturday, according to a statement released by her family. Jeff Zeleny at the New York Times reports that at the age of 75, Ferraro died of … Continue reading

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The Food Crisis

NYTs Editorial The Food Crisis Published: February 24, 2011 Food prices are soaring to record levels, threatening many developing countries with mass hunger and political instability. Finance ministers of the Group of 20 leading economies discussed the problem at a … Continue reading

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Redefining Rape? From moveon.org

A far-reaching anti-choice bill, introduced by Republican Chris Smith and supported by 173 members of the House, includes a provision that could redefine rape in the realm of federal funding for reproductive health care. Right now, federal dollars can’t be … Continue reading

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Egypt Protest (from the Huffington Post)

CAIRO – The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation … Continue reading

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Looking Toward the Future on the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Saturday January 22, 2011 Anniversaries are a time when observers typically look back and reflect on the past, and the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal — is no different. Google … Continue reading

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