books and reading

Sometimes the power goes out and I am forced to read…

“the highest form of art”

So far this year, I have read three novels. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but every time I sit down to read, I feel guilty if I am not reading something for work. My work requires a lot of reading—not just student papers, but also the things my students are reading for class. […]

Get to Work

Last week, I read Get to Work by Linda Hirshman because she came to campus on Wednesday to talk about the book.  It’s a short book, just around 90 pages, but it packs a big punch.  The back cover asks “A question for stay-at-home mothers: does changing your children’s diapers count as a fulfilling job?” […]

I’m a feminist, but…

In women’s studies, we make a fair bit of fun of people who tend to preface their statements with “I’m not a feminist, but…”  And when we aren’t mocking these people, we’re discussing how their rejection of the term indicates its historical misuse and derogation by the media. Obviously, I don’t have a problem with […]

“there are no secrets”

I like politics. This is something that you likely already know about me if you know me IRL (in real life, aka for realz), but it is not something that is apparent just from reading this blog. That’s because while I like politics, I dislike talking about politics, especially arguing about politics. I know that […]