Tag Archives: Academics

Academic feminists pay my mortgage

TweetMuch has been said and written about the academic-activist feminist divide. Some of us, such as our very own Samhita, have written about the ways in which academic feminism actually serves as a site of transformation. Others, including myself, have expressed feeling alienated by some of the more esoteric language and theoretical posturing that goes [...]
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Michael Kimmel on male entitlement, anger and invisible privilege

TweetOn Wednesday night, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing a lecture from one of the giants in the study of men and masculinity, Michael Kimmel. Kimmel, who you might remember from his Feministing Five interview last year, has been studying and writing about gender for decades now and is about to release a collection [...]
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“Since they let the broads in”: Co-education and equity on campus

TweetLast Friday I went to a lecture commemorating the fortieth anniversary of co-education at Princeton University, my alma mater. The lecture, given by Jill Dolan, a Professor of English and Theater and Director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender, was about how co-education happened at Princeton, and how campus life has [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lolita Buckner Inniss

TweetLolita Buckner Inniss is a Professor at Cleveland State University Law School, where she teaches classes on law in film and literature and on intersectionality and the law. Buckner Inniss was born and raised in Los Angeles and studied at Princeton, UCLA and York University. She has taught all over the country and specializes in [...]
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Boston area Feministing fans: Don’t miss the Rethinking Virginity conference!

TweetNext Monday, Lori and I will be speaking at the Rethinking Virginity conference at Harvard. Hosted by Harvard University Queer Students and Allies and masterminded by Lena Chen, the subject of last week’s Feministing Five, the conference is a whole day of panels and workshops that will cover everything from the historical roots of our [...]
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