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January 3, 2018

In 2017, Merriam-Webster named “feminism” the word of the year.  The dictionary’s choice was driven by the increase in interest in feminism during coverage of the Women’s March in January, along with discussions about what feminism means throughout the year, and driven...

February 15, 2017

Sojourner Truth, a civil and women's rights activist, delivered a speech at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851 that has come to be known as, “Ain’t I a Woman?” In her address, Truth pointed out the inconsistency of claiming that women were physically inferior t...

July 27, 2016

When the reboot of the 1980’s classic Ghostbusters was announced last year, the backlash was immediate.  Many proclaimed that this remake would “ruin their childhood,” in large part because the main characters in the 2016 version are all women.   The trailer for the mo...

During the spring semester of 2014, I taught Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies. I had twenty-four students; only four of them were men. This semester I am teaching a course on feminist theory. I have fourteen students, none of whom are men. Also, our feminist...

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