Posts Tagged academia

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Student refuses to sing Whitman’s “Song for Democracy”

Ok so I actually don’t know if this person is a feminist or not. But standing by one’s anti-racist values like this, despite the cost is a little feministy.

Timothy L. McNair is an aspiring opera singer and graduate student studying at Northwestern University. Walt Whitman was an American poet who is revered for his contributions to American literature and prose. Here is what many folks took for granted about each of them. Whitman was racist bigot who equated black folks to primates, stood by the position that American wasn’t the place for blacks, and believed that we should be eliminated. As for McNair, he is willing to risk his graduate degree to resist that racism.

So what do Whitman and McNair ...

Ok so I actually don’t know if this person is a feminist or not. But standing by one’s anti-racist values like this, despite the cost is a little feministy.

Timothy L. McNair is an aspiring opera singer and ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.

Silence is a woman.

The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced.

A high school valedictorian called out her school on its discrimination against Native Americans.

A lot of people wrote a lot of things about the FLOTUS heckler conflict.

Sontag is reborn!

Queers should care about sex offenders.

Protesters across the country demand accessible emergency contraceptives.

SiriusXM dropped an anti-trans radio show.

Bitch is pro-“Frances Ha.”

It turns out it

Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.

Silence is a woman.

The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced.

A high school valedictorian called out her school ...

The apocalypse!

The New York Times joins the Female Breadwinner Apocalypse freak-out

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of company–including, as of this weekend, the New York Times. In the wake of last week’s Pew announcement that women are now the primary earners for nearly half of American families with children, yesterday’s paper included an essay from Richard Thaler, who teaches at the University of Chicago’s business school. He writes:

[Recent] developments should encourage aspiring young women to believe that social norms are changing, and that barriers to success are dropping. But a new study reveals that women’s ...

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of ...

Let’s blow feminism’s cover

Since I’ve been writing for Feministing, more people have come forward to talk to me about feminism. In fact, it has taken recent interactions with folks about my writing on this blog to realize exactly how many people have not even the slightest clue where to begin contextualizing when the word “feminism” is centered in the dialogue. On the contrary, I’m sure many of my fellow feminists have experienced that dreadfully awkward moment when someone asks you, “So what exactly is feminism?” and you have no idea how to summate all the information you have about it.

And all of a sudden I remembered how I had come to learn all the feminist shit I knew. Privilege is a sneaky thing; ...

Since I’ve been writing for Feministing, more people have come forward to talk to me about feminism. In fact, it has taken recent interactions with folks about my writing on this blog to realize exactly how many ...

*The Academic Feminist: Using the Past to Reimagine the Present with Imani Perry

Welcome back to The Academic Feminist, a series that aims to bridge the blogging/academic divide by linking discussions in feminist academia to those taking place online. Today’s interviewee is Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton. You can learn more about Perry’s work on her website . All comments on the series and suggestions for future interviewees can be sent here. And thank you to all the Feministing readers who have offered suggestions and positive feedback on the series so far!

*Editor’s note: Due to concerns raised that there might be confusion with Barnard Center for Research on Women’s awesome The Scholar and Feminist Conference and ...

Welcome back to The Academic Feminist, a series that aims to bridge the blogging/academic divide by linking discussions in feminist academia to those taking place online. Today’s interviewee is Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for ...

*The Academic Feminist: Using the Past to Reimagine the Present with Imani Perry

Welcome back to The Academic Feminist, a series that aims to bridge the blogging/academic divide by linking discussions in feminist academia to those taking place online. Today’s interviewee is Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton. You can learn more about Perry’s work on her website . All comments on the series and suggestions for future interviewees can be sent here. And thank you to all the Feministing readers who have offered suggestions and positive feedback on the series so far!

*Editor’s note: Due to concerns raised that there might be confusion with Barnard Center for Research on Women’s awesome The Scholar and Feminist Conference and ...

Welcome back to The Academic Feminist, a series that aims to bridge the blogging/academic divide by linking discussions in feminist academia to those taking place online. Today’s interviewee is Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for ...

Quick Hit: Harvard Crimson columnist points to absence of feminism in university curricula

Check out this brave piece by Madeleine Schwartz, a senior at Harvard who writes a column for the daily paper called “Women at Harvard”. Her latest article centers on the  absence of radical feminism from university curricula:

“To overlook radical feminism is also to overlook an intellectual movement which shook at the foundations of almost every aspect of daily experience. It made sexual politics a national issue, Willis writes. It sought to redefine social constructs like marriage in more daring ways than the current conversations. “Radical feminism is our [American] philosophical achievement on par with European post-structuralism, but more practical, deeper, more activist, more productive of change, less hermetic,” Mark Greif ’97 wrote ...

Check out this brave piece by Madeleine Schwartz, a senior at Harvard who writes a column for the daily paper called “Women at Harvard”. Her latest article centers on the  absence of radical feminism from university ...

Quick Hit: Congrats to Dr. Susan Herbst!

For all those political science majors, MPP pursuers or policy wonks who suspect that their academic efforts may never pay off, guess again. It is possible to have your best efforts and sleepless nights recognized. The brightest shining example of this comes in the form of the appointment of Dr. Susan Herbst as the 15th president of the University of Connecticut. And if that isn’t enough of an accomplishment she would be the first woman UConn president in the nearly 130-year history of the university! Via the New York Times, check out this awesome story:

The board of trustees unanimously selected the administrator, Susan Herbst, at a special meeting, calling her an exceptional leader in higher education who ...

For all those political science majors, MPP pursuers or policy wonks who suspect that their academic efforts may never pay off, guess again. It is possible to have your best efforts and sleepless nights recognized. ...

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