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Guest post: Something I really don’t like thinking about

A few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment section and thanked them for assuming that I had good intentions but for holding me accountable. Now, one of them, a woman named Emily Sanford Sullivan, has started her own blog. Emily has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. She lives in Berlin, where she writes and speaks about disability and equality, and today, she brings us this guest post.

What’s easier?  Sticking up for your own rights, or someone else’s?  When you argue on behalf of a minority you don’t ...

A few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment ...

Guest post: An open letter to my male friends who make sexist “jokes”

This is guest post is by Doreen Bloch, a young entrepreneur and author. Doreen is the author of the forthcoming book, The Coolest Startups in America, and the CEO and Founder of Poshly Inc. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and is a regular contributor to Under30CEO.

When I asked Doreen to explain what impelled her to write this post (originally posted on her blog), she told me that one of her guy friends pseudonymously tweets comedy and sarcasm, and that in addition to being a popular tweeter, he’s a leader in his offline community. “His tweets are fantastic, but every now and then, he makes sexist ...

This is guest post is by Doreen Bloch, a young entrepreneur and author. Doreen is the author of the forthcoming book, The Coolest Startups in America, and the CEO and Founder of

Bin Laden, Obama and the Democrats: shameless together

This guest post comes from Falguni Sheth, who teaches philosophy at Hampshire College. I wandered into a course on Critical Race Theory that she co-taught with Margaret Cerullo my first semester. In that class and others, and through organizing projects, Sheth demonstrated an inspiring and uncompromising approach to political theory that has been the model for my work ever since. I am so grateful for her words in the wake of Sunday night’s news and the subsequent public reaction. Full bio after the jump.

Within an hour of President Obama’s announcement that US commandos had located and assassinated Osama Bin Laden, the Associated Press announced the following top three headlines: “US Officials: Bin Laden killed near Islamabad”; “Bin ...

This guest post comes from Falguni Sheth, who teaches philosophy at Hampshire College. I wandered into a course on Critical Race Theory that she co-taught with Margaret Cerullo my first semester. In that class and others, and ...

Report back from the Annual Conference of the Council on Contemporary Families

A guest post from Stephanie Coontz, a renowned author of many books, most recently A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s and teacher of family studies at The Evergreen State College. You can read our Feministing Five with her and Courtney’s review of her new book.

I just returned from the annual conference of the Council on Contemporary Families, a group that is a terrific resource for the latest research on gender, sexuality, family trends, and race, ethnic, and class diversity.

“Tipping Point? What Minority Families Become the Majority” was the theme of the April 8-9 Conference at the University of Illinois Chicago. Highlights included an evaluation of the interpersonal implications of ...

A guest post from Stephanie Coontz, a renowned author of many books, most recently A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s and teacher of family studies at The Evergreen State ...

Guest blog: Mighty modern Aphrodite

Today is the SPARK Summit, a day of discussion and education aimed at ending the sexualization of girls in the media. In the lead up to the summit, we’ve been featuring voices of young women who feel particularly strongly about this issue. It’s my pleasure today to welcome a guest blogger, 17-year-old Juliana Bello from Flemington, NJ. Juliana is an aspiring activist (who, I hope, will start her own blog some time soon!) and a member of Girls Learn International. She has a few things to say about a Powerpoint presentation that you might have heard mentioned around the internet in the last few weeks…

What if Aphrodite had compiled the names of every man and god ...

Today is the SPARK Summit, a day of discussion and education aimed at ending the sexualization of girls in the media. In the lead up to the summit, we’ve been featuring voices of young ...

Travel Diaries from the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Israel and Palestine: Part Two

We are really excited to have Jaclyn Friedman share with us her travel diaries from her current travels to Israel and Palestine with the Nobel Women’s Initiative. This is part two, you can check out part one and an introduction to the initiative here.

Friday, Oct. 1

Hebron. Sorrow.

We toured Hebron this morning. It’s one of the primary sites of conflict between Palestinians and settlers, the latter of whom have built an outpost right in the middle of the Old City, destroying 1,000 year old homes, overtaking farms and running many people out of their houses. Our first stop was to a home which ...

We are really excited to have Jaclyn Friedman share with us her travel diaries from her current travels to Israel and Palestine with the Nobel Women’s Initiative. This is part two, you can check ...

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