Outrage over gun violence often skims over the fact that women are at high risk of being shot at work.
The infamous burkini ban is allegedly about sexism, but it’s really about anything but — this is a calculated attack on Muslim women and girls hiding behind the shield of protecting freedoms.
Every few months, I’m reading a trend piece about something wacky those silly ladies are doing. Did you know that ladies take selfies, and it’s evidence of how vain and self-involved they are? Or that ‘Instagram husbands‘ scuttle about doing the bidding of their wives, whipped by their spouses into enabling their glamorous social media […]
Language is an incredible and amazing tool. It can also readily become a weapon, as evidenced by the way slurs are used in a calculated fashion to lash out and harm people. Those who engage with, discuss, and explore language do so from a huge variety of perspectives, but it has particular implications in social […]
I’m still fuming over a nameless book I read earlier this year which I’ll leave unidentified so as not to pick at it entirely unfairly, although you may recognise it by its description. It is, shall we say, a story about a relationship between a heterosexual couple. One part of the story is told from […]
Much of the talk about the ‘war on women’ has surrounded our country’s horrific approach to reproductive justice and the crackdown on reproductive rights across the United States. Every year, more and more bills targeting cis women are introduced — term limits for abortion, mandatory ultrasounds, stiffer requirements for facilities offering abortion services, funding cuts […]
Taylor Swift appears to be a controversial figure on many axes; in terms of her music, her feminism, her very person. I think my Taylor Swift Position, were I forced to adopt one, is neutral; I like some of her music, I think she’s probably a perfectly nice person, and she’s made some very interesting […]
Readers, I have a confession: I was tempted to cut and paste this piece, since I’m pretty sure I’ve written it before. I realized that my desire to cut and paste was kind of an indicator of how endlessly circular this topic is, though. Here’s how the formula goes: 1. Woman, or person read as […]
2013 seemed to mark the year of the selfie wars. Everyone had something to say about selfies, images people take of themselves and post to social media or share with friends, and many of those things were deeply uncomplimentary. Those things were also highly gendered, as was much of the meta-analysis of the selfie phenomenon, […]
I have the privilege of associating with a lot of really incredibly smart, powerful, and talented women who have chosen to be in academia, either in the short term as graduate students preparing for professional careers, or in the long term as people who intend to be researching, publishing, and teaching for life. Men continue […]