Sunday Funny: Boiling Point (via Tree Lobsters)
DBT: Take a Sad Song and Make It Better
Olivia helps you cope with distress this holiday season.
Women Painting Themselves, Pt. 7
Celia explores Angelina Kauffman’s Self Portrait
The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide
Courtney compiles a list of gifts for all you holiday procrastinators!
The Academic “Year”
Is the semester system really the best way to go, or should we try something else?
Keeping High Standards When You are a Sucker for a Sob Story
Jennifer balances academic rigor with her bleeding heart.
The Ones We’re In It For
Apostrophobia encounters a student that reminds her why she teaches.
Bodily Autonomy, Hypocrisy and the Penis Wars
Steph weighs in on the circumcision debate and children’s right to bodily autonomy.
Grounded Parents’ Gift Ideas
Do you still need to shop for the kids in your family? Check out these gift ideas!
The Casual Privilege of Conforming to Expectations
From Emily’s article, “In a culture where anything coded as remotely feminine or girly is considered lesser and undesirable for men and boys, while things coded masculine are generally considered fine, even desirable (if not actually available) for everyone, we do not have the kind of equality that allows for true neutrality. Removing pink and flowers in the interests of neutrality doesn’t cut it, yet, if ever. Because there’s nothing inherently wrong with pink or flowers or glitter or rainbows. In fact, most of those things – in a vacuum – are pretty cool.”
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