domestic

Valuing Domestic Work: The Patriarchal Hierarchy of Women’s Labour

The ‘traditional’ idea of men working outside the home, while women remain in the domestic sphere has only existed since the 1950’s. This was to

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Education

How Much Education Do You Need to Have a Valid Opinion?

The other night I started the second class for the graduate program I impulsively decided to join in July. Though I am grateful and privileged

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Racist

Nobody is Being Racist Towards White People…Ever

I’m a white Latina. My father was Latino and my mother is white. This positions me in a place where I can straddle racial lines a bit.

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Did I Just React like an Angry White Man?

*Bing* My phone notifies me that I’ve received an email. I look and notice that it’s from the university where I just recently applied for

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The Implicit Messages of the University of Alabama Alpha Phi Recruitment Video

At least once a year there is a scandal or a story that makes national headlines involving the Greek system at my school, The University

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9 Ways White Allies Are Falling Short

Salutations to the white people reading this to assure themselves they’re doing all the right things. Unless you’ve been living in an arctic cave or

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Inside the Robe of Academia: Privilege, Masculinity and Sexism

In Ancient Greece, Socrates and his friends formed kumbaya circles and theorized life. All of Socrates’ friends were white and male–Socrates’ circles never consisted of

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Cultural Appropriation: When Imitation is Not the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Alright, kids. The time has come for the Talk. No, not the birds and the bees. No, not systemic oppression (although that is part of

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Trouble in Texas: Skin Color & Police Response

Skin color doesn’t define who we are, but unfortunately, it can impact how people are treated. There are people in this world who are trying

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Your Experiences Are Not Universal: On Films About White Men

I watched Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and then the subsequent 2015 Oscars and heard, over and over again, how the film was considered to be such a

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Divorcing the Housewife Myth

When we think back to the 1950s an image comes to mind of a woman in a cocktail dress, baking cakes and cleaning up her

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Why We Shouldn’t Run For The Pitchforks After The Oscars

While it’s been buzzing around the hallways of my urban liberal arts school for over a week now, I am sure that the White feminist

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