Why I love reading feminist literature


I just finished reading a book written in 1981. It was a murder mystery set in Harvard: the first tenured female professor had wound up dead. How quaint! At the university where I teach today, fifty years later, female professors outnumber their male counterparts in most disciplines. Still, the book had useful parallels: I kept […]

January 26, 2021

Pass the basic income, please!


I’d felt uncomfortable since landing in the country of my birth, but it wasn’t until Thanksgiving dinner started that I could pinpoint exactly why. It was this question, from my sister’s new boyfriend, that set me off: “So, what do you do?” What didn’t I do? I helped coordinate a community garden near my home; […]

January 10, 2021