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February 5, 2019

In January, the documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime.  It presented a searing look at how the singer and songwriter has allegedly sexually abused dozens of teenage girls over the course of his career.  In its final episode, the docuseries examined how...

August 23, 2017

A little over a week ago, the nation watched in horror as a collection of neo Nazis and white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Chanting Nazi slogans and “you will not replace us,” the alleged rally to protest the removal of a Confederate war statue q...

February 22, 2017

Over the past month, we have explored one particular aspect of intersectionality: race.  But race is just one way that women can experience either further oppression or greater privilege.   Intersectionality, a concept first introduced by legal scholar Kimberlé Crensha...

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...

February 1, 2017

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history.  It is also a time where we should consider our own role in the fight for racial justice and equality in this country.

Feminism is rooted in 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...

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