“I’m Not a Feminist, But . . .”: Marxist and Socialist Feminism

We hear people say this all of the time, and yet they often go on to express “feminist” ideas and could identify as a feminist. There are many reasons why people distance themselves from the feminist movement. I can’t possibly explain or guess them all. But I can explain the different types of feminism according... Continue Reading →

“I’m Not a Feminist, But . . .”: Radical Feminism

We hear people say this all of the time, and yet they often go on to express “feminist” ideas and could identify as a feminist. There are many reasons why people distance themselves from the feminist movement. I can’t possibly explain or guess them all. But I can explain the different types of feminism according... Continue Reading →

Literary Wives: The World’s Wife

The World’s Wife (1999) by Carol Ann Duffy is the first poetry collection to be included in the Literary Wives Series, during which we explore the following questions: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? In what way does this woman define “wife”—or in what way is... Continue Reading →

I Have a Feminist Crush on Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter’s new book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power (2014) is like the cliff’s notes version of Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  This isn’t meant as a criticism, but instead admiration.  I’m in awe that a man in his 90s with much power and influence in... Continue Reading →

Coincidences and Beautiful People

After I finished teaching a seven-week technical writing course this summer, I began an internship in the publications division at my church’s historical archives.  I’m interested in archives as a source for my dissertation research and for learning to research in them and handle them.  My research is also heavily informed by women’s issues, so... Continue Reading →

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