Politics and Feminism

Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

December 8, 2014
Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

“It’s just love now. We marry to find our soul mate, rather than a good homemaker or a good earner.” Economist Justin Wolfers The mainstream divorce narrative in the U.S: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate is rising. Fear of divorce depresses the marriage rate, especially among Millennial kids of divorce. […]

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7 Compelling Reasons Why Campus Rape Victims Don’t Report Their Attacks

December 2, 2014
7 Compelling Reasons Why Campus Rape Victims Don’t Report Their Attacks

UPDATE: I am obviously aware that Rolling Stone’s editor has issued a “no confidence” statement regarding Jackie, the student who provided the account of a UVA gang rape in 2012.  I am leaving the post intact for a very important reason: Jackie’s story was background color for the real issue. That is UVA’s poor record […]

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Drunk Girl Speaks Out

November 18, 2014
Drunk Girl Speaks Out

This is good enough for me. For the record, “Drunk Girl” says all of the guys were perfect gentlemen. The HUS post about the drunk girl video has been removed. (H/T: Say Whaat) Lots of lessons here, but the one most relevant to my readers is this: Never allow yourself to be filmed or photographed […]

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This Woman Was Catcalled 100 Times in One Day

October 31, 2014
This Woman Was Catcalled 100 Times in One Day

Happy Halloween! Stay safe. Please don’t wear a slutty costume. The only good thing about all the male denial of street harassment is that more and more women are taking to the streets and documenting their experiences. (H/T to SayWhaat) Now, I’ve seen a couple of posts online pointing out that women have no need to […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

October 21, 2014
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

At the risk of coming across as an old and uncool English teacher, I want to share an amazing poem I just found. Published in 1922 in a literary journal, the language is of another time, but the conversation is timeless.  In the Orchard “I THOUGHT you loved me.” “No, it was only fun.” “When we stood there, […]

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