Monthly Archives: May 2014

I expect better from Jon Stewart: AFRICA IS A CONTINENT

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/episodes/l68fp3/may-22–2014—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 […]

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: Spring 2017

“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

Jinn's Blog

“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.” ― Anaïs Nin

A Postcolonial Something

"Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate." -Edward Said

PostColonial Minds

An exploration of ongoing struggles

Heather's Post-Colonialism Page

I have no idea what I am doing, and that's ok.

LGBT Non-Profit Internship

WGS 390: Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

Inside 254

Come inside & chat

Standardized Testing

Why tests are hurting our children

Words by Megan Michael

The Musings of a Literary Feminist

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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

Wordvomit thoughts of A 21 yr old

Cant stop addicted to the scribble

The Blushing Bitch

"When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch." -Bette Davis

Not the Dead White Guys

Postcolonial Literature

blue milk

thinking + motherhood = feminist