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Gloria Yu
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Gloria studies intellectual and legal history at the University of California-Berkeley's History PhD program. She graduated from NYU with a bachelors degree in history and philosophy.

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Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 10:40 AM

In challenging mainstream media's pervasive message that women, in a nutshell, have to be thin, young sex objects, etc., a few refreshing voices have joined the conversation. Last fall, the City of New York launched a $330,000 campaign called "NYC Girls Project" that tackles the issue of girls'...

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The 'Why College?' Question

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:24 AM

Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States. Underlying these surface debates is a question of whether the...

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Snowden Didn't Take Away Our Privacy, But We Can Still Reclaim It

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 7:30 AM

The snowball caused by the Edward Snowden leaks points out the obvious: if the United States government really wanted to spy on you, it could. It illustrates that privacy per se is not something we blankly possess. In his 1998 essay, "Imperial Bedroom," Jonathan Franzen recognized...

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Giving Feminism Meaning

(5) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 3:27 PM

Progress in gender equality is constipated by our inability to define what we are arguing about. Is feminism only for white women? Does the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen create a voice for women of color? Does Miley Cyrus's performance at the VMAs advance or delay the women's movement,...

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