Monthly Archives: May 2014

I expect better from Jon Stewart: AFRICA IS A CONTINENT–2014—drew-barrymore?xrs=share_copy_email Here we go again: the tired of trope of Africa as the terrifying jungle that snatches kids. No mention of the country visited in Africa. Only talking about the animals said kid sees. Dumb mention of The Lion King. This might be the worst five minutes ever on the Jon Stewart show. They made […]

What Makes a Literary Scholar? Sugar and Spice and Not Necessarily Moby Dick

At some point during the semester, Moby Dick comes up.  A student might make a connection to Ahab or to the symbolism of the white whale.  I pause, widen my eyes, and whisper through the room:  “Don’t tell anyone, but I have never read Moby Dick.  If they find out, they will take away my […]

My Year of Reading Arab Lit: Samar Yazbek’s A Woman in the Crossfire

    I feel lucky to have been introduced to Samar Yazbek’s work, and am frankly embarrassed I knew nothing of her work until I started this project of reading Arab women’s work in translation in 2014.  I am eager to read more of her work when the opportunity arises (and the lateness of this […]

Women & Pregnancy

Exploring the experiences women have during pregnancy

DemiConsensual: Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism in the Modern World

Making sense of all things gender, sexuality, identity, and feminist in our current culture.

The Female Reflection

A blog of opinon based responses to female literature & film

Standardized Testing

How testing harms children

Lay's Thoughts

Feminist Theory


A blog about how to navigate feminism

Reflections for Educators

A website for using the Reflections series in the classroom

Small Town Feminist

Thoughts and comments from a college feminist living in a small town.

2016 Presidential Election: Women's and Gender Issues

"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance." — Kofi Annan

Rise Up Doylestown!

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

KU Postcolonial Theory and Texts

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. ... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.” Edwidge Danticat

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Her Road Less Traveled

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Teaching Acceptance

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Gloria Steinem

Anne Imschwei blog

If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away." Thoreau