Posts By: Allison Pierce

“Leaning in” won’t liberate us

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The term “lean in” has been used fairly regularly in feminist discourse. It originated in a book published by Sheryl Sandberg that discusses factors that hold women back in the workforce and how women, she says, often hold themselves back. And I largely disagree with her. One of the main ideas in this book (and… Read more »

What’s all this talk about self-care?

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The term “self care” has become increasingly prevalent on feminist sites and in feminist discourse. We can tell it sounds nice, but what is it, exactly? And why has it been dubbed “radical” by some? What is self-care? Self-care is the term used by psychologists, feminists, and others to refer to someone actively choosing to… Read more »

Caitlyn Jenner and Trans Issues

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Caitlyn Jenner is here, and transgender issues are being brought to the forefront of the news. Therefore, there are a few things we need to be careful of as we discuss her and trans issues in general. First, passing and transitioning aren’t necessary to be trans, be a certain gender, or be worthy. Transitioning is… Read more »