Tag Archives: women’s studies
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 […]
I feel so lucky to be living in an age during which I can find all of the news I want. I feel cursed to be living in an age during which I can find all of the news I want.
But TV, TELEVISION, has a way of making it all better for me.
I spent some time this week thinking about the experience of taking my daughter to see Cinderella. When my students asked about what I thought about it, my response of “Oh, I have things to say” garnered a chuckle. There are times when I wish I could just watch a show, read a book, or […]
Several deadlines are calling my name. Spring Break has ended. The long slog to May feels impossible thanks to the fifth cold of the season and the 800th snow event behind us. But the ire-raising news and images don’t let the weary rest. This week has produced not shocking news about college campuses and media […]
The past weeks have brought much news of about mothering and growing up female. Much of the news is saddening and frustrating. The New York Times published a story explaining why, even in the midst of a rapidly growing economy, pregnant women are “gravely underweight.” The reasons for Indian mothers’ relatively poor health are many, […]