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My Vagina Doesn’t Care for Your Identity Politics »

A couple years ago I arrived in New Orleans for a small conference. Prior to the opening dinner and reception, I went to the hotel gym to exercise. There was a man on one of the other cardio machines, and a national news network was on the TV. I got on the treadmill and...
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The “Bern” Unit »

According to the American Burn Association, approximately 486,000 burn injuries are treated every year. Chances are you’ve experienced a burn or two in your life. From touching a pan that was too hot, to forgetting to make sure the electricity was shut off before some DIY house work, to being particularly inept with a...
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The Gender Wage Gap–A Myth that (Still) Just Won’t Die »

Earlier this week, the Governor of California signed a bill intended to help women. Supported by the Chamber of Commerce, the new law looks to eliminate the “gender wage gap,” or the supposed discrepancy between the pay of men and women. The bill received immense support in both houses of the California state legislature...
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The Gender Wage Gap—A Myth that Just Won’t Die »

This past year I was on the academic job market, applying for faculty positions at a variety of colleges and universities. As a woman making a critical career move, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in cover letters, resumes, statistics about cost of living, state income taxes, health insurance, and, of course, salary information....
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