Tag Archives: Feminism

Student Success Means Supporting Girls

I’ve had two different encounters with sexism in the past 24 hours, and together they represent my professional raison d’etre. The first was last night. I was at a meeting, the monthly meeting of a local climate change group. There … Continue reading

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Seeing Success, Feeling Failure

I have never been good at failing. As a child, if I was dissatisfied with my handwriting, I would spend hours and hours practicing, using up page after page of paper. When I began to struggle during my figure skating … Continue reading

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Psychology and the Human Family

I had a new experience recently. I met a trans woman, and heard her story. I have met many young people who are trans or gender-nonconforming, but never heard from someone of an older generation. Before hearing her speak, I … Continue reading

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A History Buff’s Hero(ine), Hillary Clinton

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with history. Specifically, American cultural history during the American Revolution, Civil War, pioneer, Victorian, and civil rights eras. A lifelong romantic, I was fascinated by the courting rituals, fashions, and gender separation of … Continue reading

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Progress?

Today is the 50th anniversary of the march to Selma, Alabama, and International Women’s Day. Everyone is celebrating how far we’ve come. But I wonder… have we? Have we really made progress in racial and gender equality? Let’s review some … Continue reading

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New Year, New Hope

2014 has been quite the year. We have seen article after article describing the good (and the bad) that has happened. Looking forward, here are some things I want to see happen. I want an international treaty on climate change, … Continue reading

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Walking while female

I’m eighteen years old and I’ve been catcalled twice. One of those times was a guy honking his horn at me at a gas station in Grants Pass, OR; the other a creepy dude swinging tree branches followed me on … Continue reading

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