Tag Archives: women’s studies
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Is it just me? Because today is the first IWD that feels like people in the United States noticed the celebration. My day started with the awesome, inclusive, affirming google doodle and only got better. My local college station played four hours of music by women (Thanks, XPN!). My daughter and I turned the volume to […]
This week I taught Bitch Planet‘s first volume (numbers 1-5) in my Women and Violence in Contemporary Texts course. Some students had the hard copy. Some brought their iPads. A few read it on their smartphones (oh, to have young eyes not destroyed by grad school). A few read it on smartphones with cracked screens. […]
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 […]
I loved reading Harper Lee’s new old novel Go Set a Watchman and wanted to share my thoughts on Atticus from the moment I put the book down. Lucky for me, the awesome site The Mid was kind enough to pick up my essay and run it yesterday. Here’s a teaser: But there still are things […]
Dear Caitlyn, Welcome, Caitlyn, to the fold of womanhood. And oppression. From this day forward you will be judged more on your looks and less on what you can accomplish. I greet you with open arms and a sadness that your coming into your identity as a woman is solely based on your body and […]