Monthly Archives: August 2016

Defending Trigger Warnings as I begin YEAR 20 in the classroom

In the past three days, I have been interviewed twice about trigger warnings.  What I have realized from these two interviews is that many issues are being conflated into one, and the term “trigger warning” is now synonymous with “censorship.” You can listen to my ten-minute interview with Dom Giordano on CBS Radio here.  I was […]

Misogynoir at the Olympics and in the News

I recently wrote a few articles for Teaching Tolerance about the Olympic coverage and how it can be used in the classroom.  The original draft of my piece about intersectionality talks about misogynoir, a term that suddenly everyone is googling: Phelps’s subject position is rooted in being one of the greatest swimmers of all time—but his male […]

Review of Little Bee

I have had plenty of people ask me about this book over the years, so here’s a piece I wrote on it back when it was flying off the shelves.  Would love to know what folks thought of this book! –Serious spoiler alert–   Everyone is talking about Little Bee. Reviewers love it. It is […]

Postcolonial Literature in the Modern World

Thoughtful Discussions and Insights Regarding Postcolonial Literature, Diverse Cultures, and the Broad Spectrum of the Human Condition

Esperando por una Revolución

Una Historia de Amor


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

TEACHING FEMINISM

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