I Kissed Consent Goodbye: Purity Culture and Sexual Violence on Evangelical Christian Campuses

Purity is tarnished by sexual contact, regardless of circumstances, and the only recourse is to pray for a “second virginity.”

Dishonor Roll: Is Campus Rape Activism Accessible?

The problem is clear: if it’s not accessible, not everyone can participate in campus rape activism. Read more »

Dishonor Roll: Everything Scold Is New Again

Time’s up for deniers of campus sexual assault. Read more »

Refusing Colonialism: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s New Book Highlights Indigenous Resistance

Her writing lovingly embraces Indigenous peoples histories and brilliance. Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

Crushed Blackademics: The Case for Black Women to Ditch Academia

Edith Vane suffers the whips and scorns of academia in a world where tenure is an illusion. Read more »

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

What is a hookup, anyway? That’s exactly where Lisa Wade comes in with her new book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. Read more »

School Is In: Beyond the Feminist Classroom

Feminist pedagogy alone is inadequate to the barriers facing women, people of color, and queer people in institutions of higher education. Read more »

Translating the Universe: Remembering Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin

In a field known for arrogance, Rubin was hungry for answers, not adulation. Read more »

Good Looking Out: Siri Hustvedt's New Essay Collection is an Exercise in Interdisciplinary Curiosity

Hustvedt dispenses with illusions of academic objectivity and doesn’t hesitate to share her thoughts and feelings throughout these pieces. Read more »

When Our Heroes Fail Us: On Margaret Atwood's Response to the Firing of UBC Professor Steven Galloway

If UBC’s handling of Galloway’s case shows a lack of transparency, it has at least made one thing very, very clear: Our literary heroes do not always stand up to scrutiny in the times when we need them the most. Read more »