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Is pink a choice?

Is pink a choice?

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

We form our ideas of what it means to be a boy or a girl based on what we learn from other people and from the world around us. We don’t decide for ourselves what those concepts mean to us. We don’t choose.

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Hate the Player, or Hate the Game?

Hate the Player, or Hate the Game?

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we deal with the fallout of the election of 2016, the question on everyone’s mind is: what went wrong?

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Bad Feminist, Bad Woman

Bad Feminist, Bad Woman

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The world should have none of these antiquated gender norms, but it’s a fact of life that they still exist.

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The Problem with Telling Your Curly-Haired Daughter to “Fix” Her Hair

The Problem with Telling Your Curly-Haired Daughter to “Fix” Her Hair

| March 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Telling your daughters that straightening their hair is fixing it implies that in its natural, curly state, it is broken.

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Take Care

Take Care

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If yoga makes you feel better, great! If it just makes you cranky because you’re not flexible enough to do the poses, maybe you should look for other ways to relieve stress.

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Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of my Facebook friends from home are Trump supporters. I don’t really believe anything I could have shared online would have changed any of their minds, but I wonder whether I should have at least been trying.

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like saying someone is “late” when they’re dead, “interesting” is a nice, sanitized way to describe change, upheaval, and conflict. No one wants to live in volatile times. Yet, in the past, “interesting times” generally resulted in progress.

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Meeting Alex Coleman

Meeting Alex Coleman

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Like all places that are better than many, it’s easy to overlook the ways that you’re not.” –Dr. Alex Coleman

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9-Man: An Immigrant’s Ball Game

9-Man: An Immigrant’s Ball Game

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

This isn’t your typical picnic volleyball game, which usually ends up being a sad imitation of the actual sport anyway.

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