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The United States of Misogyny

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On March 22, 2018
One lesson of the Trump Era is something I hope sticks with us for all time and that’s the fact that things don’t automatically get better. No political battle is ever won. Everything is an endless war for dignity and decency against the exploitation of misogyny, racism, and capitalism. The moment we assume the fight […]

Teaching Evaluations

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On February 13, 2018

Get in a conversation with any group of professors and the topic of teaching evaluations will come up. Specifically, what will come up is that teaching evaluations serve as an excuse for students to s

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Second Chances

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On September 27, 2017
On the heels of ESPN welcoming back Hank Williams Jr. to do the Monday Night Football song while Colin Kaepernick remains without a job, it’s great to see those involved in the 2004 Super Bowl Breastgate get a second chance on the Super Bowl halftime show. Justin Timberlake is finalizing a deal to be the […]
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Rules for Wives, 1955

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On August 23, 2016
This list of Good Housekeeping’s 1955 “Good House Wife’s Guide” has been getting a lot of attention on ye ol’intertubes. What are those guidelines? 1.) Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you […]

Hidden Sexism

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On June 24, 2016

Will hidden sexism hurt Hillary Clinton this fall? Quite possibly, although I’d like to see more than yet another story on Real American Voters, i.e., working-class white men from the Rust Belt,

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Media coverage of women’s reproductive issues relies heavily on male voices: “When it comes to stories about abortion and contraception, women’s voices are systematically stifled – as writers and as sources,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center. Burton noted, “In articles about elections and reproductive issues, men’s voices prevail, especially in coverage […]
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