Gender Archive

Reviews in the Wild: Animal Madness by Laurel Braitman

In "Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves," Laurel Braitman shows that human beings are not the only animals who struggle with mental health.

3 for Thursday: 3 Powerful Tweets from #YESALLWOMEN

#YESALLWOMEN began trending following Elliot Rodger's misogynist shooting rampage and it opens a window into the many forms misogyny takes in society.

3 for Thursday: 3 Great Responses to Conservative Mockery of #BringBackOurGirls

Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter discover what happens on Twitter when you mock #BringBackOurGirls.

Malala Yousafzai on Extremists and the Education of Women

"They [extremists] are afraid of educated women. They are afraid of the power of knowledge."

3 for Thursday: 3 Reasons World Vision’s Reversal is Nonsense

By now you’ve heard that World Vision U.S. has changed their policy to welcome married gay employ—wait, wait—ok, actually, no, they’re not going to do that, because it turns out they’re conservative, inerrantist evangelicals and always have been and they just forgot that for a second.

3 for Thursday: 3 Recent Studies on Religion

We are less than three months into the new year and there are already several interesting studies of religion worth discussing. In case you missed these---perhaps due to the unending snow shoveling---I decided to bring three of them to you below.

3 for Thursday: 3 Female Literary Icons Reading Their Own Work

While all of us enjoying reading our favorite authors, there is nothing like getting to hear the author read her own work. It provides a chance to hear which words she emphasizes and where she pauses; it is an act of interpretation. YouTube is a vast resource of clips like this. For this week's

Beyond the Us-Versus-Them Narrative: A Review of The Undivided Past

In David Cannadine's "The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences," we discover a hopeful narrative which sees cooperation as the defining message of human history.
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