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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 »

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 »

Revenge Against Rapists: Friends Seek Vigilante Vengeance in MTV Show "Sweet/Vicious"

College students take matters into their own brass-knuckled hands after the college ignores sexual assaults.  Read more »

At Southern Colleges, Students Challenge History and Tradition as They Demand Change

For students torn between love for their home and the toxicity of “Southern pride,” rebellion is by no means new.  Read more »

Redefining Required Reading: Where Are Trans Women Writers in the Classroom?

Trans women writers are rarely part of the academic canon in either literature or gender-studies classes, despite publishing numerous ground-breaking books over the past decade.  Read more »

For An Adjunct Professor, Academic Power Dynamics Feed into Rape Culture

Part-time professors rely on student evaluations and often have little clout on campus. So what happens when they're sexually harassed by students?  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Feminism on Campus

  What are young feminists excited about today? On this episode, we head back to school, talking with students around the country about what feminism looks like on their college campuses. The first half of this show explores feminism inside and outside of the classroom, then we have three... Read more »

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