Tag Archives: feminism

How to Empower Women in a Climate of Hate: February 13

I am excited to be part of this discussion. I hope you can come.  Feel free to share widely!  

Why I Said No to Tucker Carlson, and Why My “No” Didn’t Matter

It has been a week.  I cringe every time I check my email.  But I care about having conversations and dialogue.  So here’s what I wrote about being the darling of the alt-right’s hatred this week. You can read about it here.  Thanks to Raging Chicken Press for giving me the space to tell my […]

Through a Student’s Eyes

One of my rad students wrote this profile of me for her class:   Colleen Clemens sits outside the cafe within the Rohrbach Library at Kutztown University, coffee cup in hand, awaiting her interview. As per usual, her hair is tousled into a messy bun, the under layer a magenta purple. She sports a graphic […]

Trump: Menace! (Me on WFMZ’s Business Matters)

My kid actually said that the guy yelling was not “filling my bucket.”  And then she said he would “never learn.”  So we got to have lots of good conversation during the airing about what it means to talk with people–even if you disagree with them. Enjoy my third appearance on Business Matters (click on […]

Donald Trump Is President-Elect

I keep repeating those words.  For the first few days, I woke up calm and then saw his face. I had a similar experience when I miscarried:  I woke thinking I was still pregnant and then the hard truth hit me after the first moments of waking. A few months ago, I wrote that he […]

F*ck Hillary Clinton

This happened September 20… As I was driving today, I sat at a red light. I heard “Fuck Hillary Clinton” from behind me. I thought, really? But then he kept yelling it. I put my car in park and went to confront him. I asked him what he thought he was doing, that I had […]

Lindy West coming to KU!

Join us for a great night!  No tickets required.  Community is invited to attend.

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 […]

Triota Induction, Kutztown University: In which I step into some amazing shoes and send students off into the world to fix it

Yesterday Kutztown University honored its graduates of the Women’s and Gender Studies minor by inducting the following students into Triota: Noel Marie Bumm Guadalupe Y. Colon Kayla E. Costello Katherine Elizabeth Douventzidis Kelsey Fuller Katherine Marie Fusciardi Daisy Annabel Heidenreich Sunna Jimenez-Wright Jessica Erin Morrow Shannon North Kendra Ellice O’Donnell Cody Thomas Meghan R. Wilcox […]

What I am teaching this semester: Women and Violence in Contemporary Literature and Texts

I am often asked “What are you teaching this semester?” I love that question.  I try to check my geek nature at the door and only offer a few sentences in response.  My friend Jason’s recent blog post about what he is teaching inspired me to consider doing the same. I first had the idea […]

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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

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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