academia

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 »

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 »

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