BY Nina K. Guzman in General on Jan 14, 2014 |
Though I usually stay away from anything made in the 70's (i.e shag carpeting and polyester clothing) I can't help but envy those that grew up with Free To Be… You and Me, the 1972 album and accompanying book created by Marlo Thomas. The album was marketed towards kids at a time when single working women were just beginning to show up on national television. It used catchy tunes to teach a revolutionary feminist message of gender equality, when social ... Read More
In a story that has been making headlines across Canada all week, ideas of gender equality and human rights are being confronted by York University, Canada’s 3rd largest university located in Toronto, Ontario.In September of last year it was requested of a sociology professor by a student registered in his online course to be exempt from participating in group work that would require the male student to interact with fellow female students.
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BY Emma Pacchiana in General on Jan 13, 2014 |
Teenage pregnancy shows like MTV's Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant have been widely criticized by conservative groups, pop-culture thinkpieces, and your parents, for seemingly rewarding teenagers for getting knocked up early in life. While it may be true that these young moms receive public attention for their unintended pregnancies, it's more infamy than fame. The National Bureau of Economic Research published a study that suggests the shows may be ... Read More
The great lion casts his eyes downward, furrows his brow. A rooster prances, his pink flesh gleaming under heavy lights. A chimpanzee turns his head. In his unbelievably telling series “More Than Human,” the photographer Tim Flach challenges the way we think about our fellow creatures. More in the vein of intimate portraiture than documentary or wildlife photography, Tim Flach’s expert lens frames animals within dignified and ... Read More
From Mrs. Dalloway to To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf’s stories of human connection, empathy, and love span immeasurable distances of time, space, and circumstance; in their most resonant moments, her words make the complexities of our individual minds seem a little less isolating. To my utter delight, Brain Pickings’s Maria recently Popova recently offered the internet this glimpse into the emotional and intellectual realm of a ... Read More