Read the List of 2013's Most Frequently Banned Books

The Dayton Metro Library created this flag of the 100 most-challenged books from 1990-2000. Photo via Flickr On Monday of this week, the American Library Association released the list of ... Read more »

What Happened to Home Economics?: The rise and fall of a contested discipline

The rise of home economics as a discipline was closely linked with the push to make higher education available to female students. 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 »

A 15-Year-Old's Vision of Public School Dystopia

Last week, I looked at how Malinda Lo and Marie Lu, adult Asian-American authors, wrote race and gender into their worlds. In this... Read more »

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