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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this fine Friday. • We all know that women are capable of writing about anything. Why is it, Roxane Gay wonders, that anything beyond... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It’s Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar from over the weekend.  • “Who am I to judge?” says the Pope, in reference to gay priests. Will... Read more »

Academia's Anti-Fat Problem.

“Dear obese PhD applicants: if you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth” That tweet from... Read more »

The Virtues of Watching Feminist Porn With Strangers

Watching porn in an auditorium filled with people helped me take a critical look at my sexuality. Read more »

"Seeing Like a Feminist" Book Should Be Required College Reading.

Some books are easy to read, yet stay with you long after you’ve finished the last chapter. Nivedita Menon’s Seeing Like a Feminist (Penguin/Zubaan, 2012) is a timely work that explains a... Read more »

My Christian College "Professor of the Year" Just Compared Being Queer to Being Racist

  Being queer at a private Christian school, I thought I’d heard homosexuality compared to just about everything. But I was caught off guard by the recent remarks of Dr. Erik Thoennes, a professor at my alma mater, Southern California’s Biola University. At a panel discussion... Read more »

Why Are There So Few Female College Presidents?

Women make up a majority of college students, but at the top of the academic ladder, the percentage of women wanes: only 26 percent of college presidents are female. Why is this? Read more »

The Best Conference You've Never Heard of: Empowering Women of Color Conference

I don’t exactly remember  how I discovered the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) in Berkeley, California but I first attended the event last year. Far from the stuffy conference rooms of a fancy-dancy hotel, EWOCC is a... Read more »

How Can Harvard Help End Rape in India?

Today, six men accused of gang rape in India head to court. If that sounds eerily familiar, it’s because just two months ago, ... Read more »

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