Monthly Archives: April 2015

Censorship in Iran: Ravanipour’s “The Shipwrecked”

Originally posted on Studies In Post-colonial Literature:
“The Shipwrecked” by Moniru Ravanipour is the title story in Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone’s short story collection The Shipwrecked recently published in December 2014. I want to take a moment to emphasize how incredible this collection is. I was recommended this book because it contains several contemporary magical realist stories influenced by social injustices faced…

Anarcha-feminism in Nawal El Saadawi’s ‘Woman at Point Zero’

I am so proud of my graduate student and of the tiny part I had in her creating such wonderful work. My students continue to teach me about new ways of producing scholarship. I am indebted to them.

“I Don’t Feel It Is A Story About Me At All”: I Am Malala and the Constructed Image of Women in the Muslim World

I was invited to participate in Shepherd University’s Common Reading Series that explored Malala Yousafzai’s memoir I Am Malala.  This yearlong series of events included my lecture that asks participants to examine their view of women in the Muslim world.  I hope you find the lecture interesting, provocative, infuriating, etc.  As always, I am interested […]

Weekly Digest: Women in the News

This happened. Finally. I still cannot figure out their logo. Why is the arrow pointing TO THE RIGHT, for God’s sake?  That is all I think when I look at it.  I don’t want to move to the right, and the problem lots of people have with her is she isn’t left enough.  Or is […]

Weekly Digest: Media Edition

I still have not been able to see The Hunting Ground.  But I know it matters.  This film about sexual assault on campus is working toward undoing the silence surrounding the crisis of assault on campuses.  In an interview with NPR the filmmakers talked about their motivations and challenges. Clark: Yeah I would hope that […]

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: 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

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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