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Judith Shulevitz

Talking on Eggshells in College

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 03.27.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Speech policing advocates forget that there is incredible value in knowing what people actually think, unfiltered. Believing you can conquer racism, bias and bigotry by rooting out microaggressions and enforcing self-censorship and uptightness is like taking Xanax for syphilis.

Freedom of Expression and Its Double Standard

Aseal Tineh | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Aseal Tineh

Almost a month ago, the French Club at the University of Chicago invited Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui to discuss "freedom of expression in our contemporary society." The event on freedom of expression, however, quickly turned to a kickboxing match with a single kickboxer and Islam as her punching bag.

Aging Sperm? Not the World's End

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Judith Shulevitz's recent New Republic essay on how later parenthood is "upending American society" claims that delaying kids could lead us down a rabbit hole of genetic decline. The piece gathers much of its energy from new studies suggesting that male sperm quality decays with age.

The Downside Of Having Children Later?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents

Is workplace reform and life-work balance the antidote to everything from the rise in autism to the crisis in Social Security? That is the logical...

We All Need a Sabbath

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

While this talk was given to a Jewish audience, and I use the Hebrew word "Shabbat" for Sabbath, I believe that all of us are in deep need of the mess...