Category Archives: racism

key concepts of GWS and why they might make the academy angry

Earlier this week the National Women’s Studies Association published a document addressing some problems and new guidelines for evaluating tenure and scholarship in the field of Gender and Women’s Studies (for simplicity, we’ll just go with that name, even though … Continue reading

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Racism & Reverse Racism

A friend posted this on Facebook today, and it intrigued me. I’m not sure who the original author is, but I appreciate the attempt to address a complex topic in a concise way. Do you agree that this is the … Continue reading

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why do feminists care about racism, class-ism, and heterosexism?

I’ve received lots of great comments and questions about my feminism post. Several of these included surprise about my claim that feminists are primarily concerned (in addition to sexism) with issues like racism, class-ism, and heterosexism. Given that the term … Continue reading

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