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A Partial Strike – #DayWithoutAWoman

Since the Women’s March organizers announced that our next step was to be a general strike to make our absence felt in the workplace and make it known how necessary women are to the economy, I’ve had my reservations. I applauded the women of Poland in October for their strike against their government’s proposed abortion ban, and I stand in solidarity with Irish women doing the same next week, but I can’t seem to shake the idea that ours is not the same. Read more ›

Teaching Tolerance: For My Students, the Women’s March is Just the Beginning

I’m over at the Teaching Tolerance blog today, talking about my students’ reactions to my going to the Women’s March on Washington: Their responses were as varied and multifaceted as they are. One girl said that the march should be Read more ›

An Open Letter to Students Who Think They Are the Stars of Their Own Bildungsromans

To the aforementioned students: You are, at this very moment, coming of age. It makes sense, then, why you would identify so much with the Holden Caulfields and Stephen Dedaluses of our literature class. You are mostly males between the Read more ›