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Me Too, Me Too, #MeToo

Published at Women in Higher Education on July 5, 2018. For as long as I can remember, men and fear were inseparable. I knew to be afraid of men. Fear could save me, unless it didn’t. I’ve always been afraid of men.  

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Difficult Girls, Difficult Women

Published at Women in Higher Education on May 6, 2018. Like Charles Wallace and Calvin, I watched Meg in awe because of her ferocity and anger, not in spite of it. She’s a difficult girl, like I was, and like so many of the women and girls I know and love. Meg and I were both difficult […]

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Mothers of White Supremacy

Published at PRA on March 22, 2018: In doing this, White women weren’t simply capitulating to men’s preferences under a patriarchal system; rather, White women supported segregation because it benefited them. They affirmed, defended, and praised segregation every day and birthed a particular White supremacist politics—which defends a racial hierarchy of White over Black in institutions, politics, and […]

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The Gender Politics of White Supremacy

Published at Women in Higher Education on April 4, 2018. While the Women’s March garnered press attention because of its progressive focus and unrepentant call for women’s rights, there’s an assumption, still, that women’s activism is somehow inherently progressive. And yet, women’s activism—some white women’s activism, in particular—isn’t about equality at all. Their activism, instead, is […]

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The Final Girl

Published at The Rumpus on March 13, 2018. For a while, I stopped watching horror movies altogether. I told myself I lost interest. The truth was too uncomfortable to bear: monsters only follow the rules in movies.

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