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 »

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 »

Queering the Academy: Four Signs Queer Studies is Still Fighting for a Place in Academia

When do you know that you have arrived, as an academic field of study? Has queer studies arrived? Read more »

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