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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

What do butts, sea turtles, and disconcerting wedding dress names have in common? You’ll find them all in this week’s lady reads!

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Perspectives

Dear Fellow White People

When are we going to get it? It’s definitely not about us.  

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Feminism

Celebrities, Feminism, and White Flight

Sometimes, you stumble upon a post in social media, and for a moment, you’re completely dumbfounded. You need to take a breath and let whatever it is that just caught your attention slither its way into your psyche.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Get your clicking fingers ready, because ladyblogland delivered this past week.

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Crossposts

What I’m Teaching My Daughter About Privilege

Recently, Time magazine published a piece titled “Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege” written by a student at Princeton. (Honestly, I’m baffled that they would even publish such trash but my increasing distrust of most major websites leads me to believe that it’s all about the clicks. They knew it would go […]

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Feminism

A Highly Intellectual Reply to the Young Conservatives Article About Privilege

I know, what do you expect?

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Feminism

This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

Well this is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while. Every single time women of colour talk about “white feminism” or “white feminists” within the context of discussions about the way that the mainstream feminist movement privileges whiteness, we deal with an onslaught of defensive white women insisting that they personally are not […]

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Op Ed

Friday Night Discussion: The Satire Defense

High school senior Suzy Lee Weiss made waves when her op-ed about the college admissions process was published in the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Ms. Weiss had a GPA of 4.5, scored 2120 on the SAT, and had served as a Senate page, but when she got rejection letters from several top schools in […]

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Crossposts

The Safety of Being a Christian in America, Part Two: Christian Privilege

Recently I addressed the growing myth that American Christians are persecuted for their beliefs. I’d like to take this a step further by demonstrating that not only are Christians not persecuted, but they are among the most privileged groups in the country.

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Travel

Why You Should Travel Any Time (or Not)

I have a confession. This was going to be a simple travel article on my last vacation while still teaching overseas.

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Travel

Being a TCK: a Summary

Due to time constraints (as in, I have almost no time these days), I’m going to wrap up this series of articles on what it is like to be a TCK (third culture kid). To be someone who was born one place and raised in another place (or places) is to be someone who is […]

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Travel

Being a TCK: Privilege

It wasn’t until I recently hung out with some fellow TCKs that I realized that this topic, although very uncomfortable to discuss, ought to be brought up. As much as TCKs can relate to the cultures in which they grow up – the ones that aren’t their “home” cultures – that does not make them […]

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Op Ed

Takedown: Won’t Somebody Think of the Privileged?

I’ve been getting too angry at my computer screen lately, so this week’s takedown is something that made me burst out laughing when I saw it. I mean, sure, it’s still craptastic, and there is a lot to talk about, but – well, you’ll see. It’s funny.

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Perspectives

I’m Confused About How I Feel About Chris Brown

I recently read some anti-Chris Brown playing the Grammy posts, most notably “I’m Not Okay With Chris Brown Performing at the Grammys and I’m Not Sure Why You Are” on Hello Giggles. I can’t say I disagree with anything stated in the article, because I really don’t. The article is mostly on-point. But my retort to […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Inga Muscio

Inga Muscio might be best known for her efforts at urging women to reclaim a word that has carried extreme reactions and power with it for so long: Cunt.