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2016 Women and Wellbeing Summit - Join Us via livestream April 14-16

Lori DiPrete Brown | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Lori DiPrete Brown

Researchers, practitioners, students, and activists are gathering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to be part of a conversation about leadership...

Making the Personal Educational

Maria Di Scala | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Maria Di Scala

It hit me at 17 -- even though I had always viewed my actions as opportunities to dismantle stereotypes, and open eyes and doors for women. But at 17, I realized that we couldn't fight individually: a systematic push was needed.

Why We Still Need Ethnic Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Susan M. Shaw

We still need Ethnic Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies because race, gender, and sexuality are still important facets of human experience that give shape to the ways we are in the world.

What My Children Taught Me About Gender

Georgia Kolias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Georgia Kolias

The other night he pulled his arms through the neck hole of his Paw Patrol shirt and pushed the neck hole down around his waist. "Look Mama!" he said. "Paw Patrol skirt!" He laughed. I laughed too. I'm pretty sure he's a boy, but he's a boy not afraid to wear a skirt.

Peter Pan Moms: We Won't Grow Up

Ann Imig | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Ann Imig

Sun City has no idea what's coming, but they better amp up their WiFi, add tattoo artist to their spas and start training their DJs.

Celebrating Women of the Post-War Era Through Photographs

Christina Rice | Posted 09.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Christina Rice

The accomplishments of these women have largely been buried in file cabinets for decades, but are now being resurrected through our efforts to digitize the Valley Times collection. This month, a new Central Library exhibit was unveiled highlighting the remarkable women of the Valley Times.

How to Make the Most of College as an Activist

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

When you're going into college (whether you're a freshman, senior, or somewhere in between) as someone who is, or aspires to be, an activist, the amount of preparation involved can seem overwhelming or even impossible to navigate. Believe me, I've been there.

The Santa Barbara Shooter: That Guy Was in My Class

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Kimberly Dark

Oh. My. God. That guy's been in my class. It was my first thought as I watched Elliott Rodger's youtube channel. All of those cry-for-help videos hav...

Employers Need to Do More to Help Maintain Careers of Employees With Babies

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

"Duty calls" has become "doodie calls."

Kitchen Conversations: Food Studies and Food Writing

Judith Newton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
Judith Newton

In an ever-growing number of Food Studies classes, college undergraduates are reading blogs like Smitten Kitchen, Orangette, Pinch My Salt, and The Pioneer Woman Cooks with the keen eyes of anthropologists studying the customs of an unfamiliar land.

Kate Cooper Introduces Early Christian Women

Greg Carey | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Why is it that so many women, especially elite women, chose to pursue monastic lives?

First Month With My Newborn Was Both the Fastest and Longest of My Life

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The pictures my parent friends post on Facebook do not tell the whole story. Who wants to see a new mother crumbling underneath the stress of sleep deprivation and an inability to satisfy a crying infant?

Do We Really Need a Feminist Press?

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Leora Tanenbaum

We want to be a hub for feminism as opposed to just a small independent literary publisher. Books are powerful because they are little packages of ideas.

She, He and Ze All Have the Right to Make Own Identity Choices

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Issues around sex and gender have been heatedly floating around my social networking circles recently. An uncomfortable divide seems to be brewing among those who see feminist assertions around gender as a challenge to transgender identities, and vice-versa.

An Open Letter to Governor McCrory: Students Aren't 'Butts' -- They Are People Trying to Better Their Lives

Yuna Shin | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Yuna Shin

Governor McCrory, I don't know why you think you have a crystal ball. When students are well-rounded, the whole society benefits.

'Can't We All Just Get Along?' Learning to Become an Ally of Change and Justice

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.17.2012 | College
Dr. David J. Leonard

What if students, what if white students, starting in kindergarten and through graduate school, American's future leaders, teachers, and voters, learned a 4th "R" -- racism -- alongside of (w)riting, reading, and (a)rithmetic?

'I Don't Get Along With Lesbians': An Interview With Camille Paglia

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Christina Patterson

When you read the books, which are all, apart from the one that's coming out in October, big and fat and packed with references to art, and culture, and philosophy, and religion, and written in prose that makes it all seem urgent, you can't just dismiss her as a maverick.

My Feminist Re-Birth(s)

Yashar Ali | Posted 10.10.2011 | Women
Yashar Ali

Men have an added responsibility in the fight for gender equality -- we are who we are because of women.

What Makes A Man Attractive?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

We've joined together in previous posts to share what it really means for women to look and feel attractive. Now we can add new perspectives about men from real people like you.

Do Feminists Make for Better Girlfriends?

Cristen Conger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristen Conger

You know what's a fun topic to bring up on a first date with a guy? Feminism. Once you get hard-lined religious and political beliefs out of the way (...

Adventures in Pornland

Gail Dines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gail Dines

When I started to write Pornland, my first thought was: How can I find the words to describe just how brutal mainstream Internet porn has become?

Majoring In Men -- Literally

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Many colleges already offer degrees in Women's Studies and Gender Studies -- Male Studies might not be far behind. The Washington Post recently repor...

Why Would Anyone Protest Against the Women's Studies Program at Columbia?

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

On April 8th the Federal Court in New York City will hear the oral argument in a Federal suits against the Women's Studies Program at Columbia University.

A Feminist's U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery

Megan Carpentier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Carpentier

Writing about women's issues made me learn more about those issues and feminist theories about them than a classroom ever did. It also allowed reclaim the word "feminist" for myself.

Marriage: A Cakewalk

Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joyce McFadden

As we learn from those in the public eye, couples can come undone no matter how together they look from the outside.