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13 Reasons Why and the Pressing Need for a Sociology of Suicide

Note: this article contains spoilers and detailed discussions of suicide and sexual assault. Recently, Netflix released a series based on the young adult novel 13 … Read More

Class Differences in Women’s Cohabitation in Early Adulthood

It is common for couples of every social class to cohabit sometime in early adulthood in the U.S., and most marry later. However, women from … Read More

Make ‘hockey is for everyone’ for everyone

Before you keep reading on, stop for a moment and think about what you see in the picture above. February was … Read More

Fearless Girl: Seriously, The Guy Has a Point

Reprinted with permission. I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it … Read More

immigration data tools

Immigration statistics are everywhere, true or false. Need to clear something up in a lecture, a paper, or dinner table conversation? Lots of … Read More

Shame, shame, shame

The author shows off her national pride at a daycare in Israel, 1996 There is truly something magical about … Read More

Raising the Visibility of Gender-nonconformists: A review of “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric”

The National Geographic film Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric is a narrative report from an on-going but seemingly somewhat successful revolution. And yet, … Read More

moonlight, trayvon, the oscars, and america’s fear of black boys

Two beautiful Black boys’ faces kept looking out at me from my social feeds last night: Trayvon Martin’s, whose vicious killing by George Zimmerman five … Read More

Women’s March: Big Tents Require Both/And

We won’t agree on everything, and that process of engaging with one another is what will lead to a strong movement and better outcomes. Read More

The Women’s March was only the beginning

It's going to be a long four years for the progressive movement. Read More