education

Less Than Perfect: What I Left off of My College Admissions Applications

For all the warmth and safety I was provided at school, I was never completely honest with anyone about the full extent of the turmoil happening at home.

Backtalk: Student Moans

This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help alleviate. How we talk about the student... Read more »

No More Pencils, No More Books: What’s Next after the Year of the Teachers’ Strike?

2019, while still young, has shown that it’s in the running to be yet another extraordinarily important one for America’s unions, with teachers still at the forefront. Read more »

Red Letter Day: The Enduring Legacy of “Scarleteen,” the Internet’s Best Sex-Ed Site

What does it mean for our sexual wellness when we keep losing spaces to think about sex online? Read more »

Backtalk: Scammer SZN

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into all things scammy. The recent news of what the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” has revealed a multi-million dollar college admissions scheme run by an organization to aid wealthy parents in bribing university administrators and college prep tutors to pay... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Edward Blum Wants to Kill Affirmative Action

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard is basically a do-over of Fisher v. University of Texas with the prospect of going before a much more conservative Supreme Court. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Dear “Good Men”

We must demand that men do more than just listen. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Georgia Suppresses Black Voters

At least 53,000 voter registration applications, the large majority of them from Black voters, are being held for additional screening. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: USC Let A Campus Doctor Abuse Students for 30 Years

Time’s up on covering for abusive and predatory men and time’s up on those in power who let it happen year after year. Read more »

The Grant Tour: Following the Money in Science Research

Understanding where research comes from and how it’s funded is a big part of thinking critically about science. Read more »

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