White Woman Wears Afro, Life Changes. Or Something.

There’s a white woman running around New York in a big black afro wig because she thinks it’s teaching her something about herself and the world and how she sees it and how it sees. She blogs about it sometimes on her website, Before and Afro. [...]

Learning to be Bad at Math.

Cross-posted from TAPPED.

A University of Chicago study has found that girls may be learning math anxiety from female teachers who have qualms about their own math skills. Sian L. Beilock, an associate professor in psychology, and her colleagues studied students of both sexes in the classes of 17 different [...]

Hurting for Female Directors.

In graduate school, I had to attend a series of talks from magazine editors and one* of them, from Harper’s, faced a tough question from a friend of mine who asked a lot of tough questions of our guests. She read through the masthead’s list of all-male, mostly Anglo-sounding names and [...]

Women and Religion.

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I caught a bit of Wafa Sultan on The Brian Lehrer Show yesterday morning. Sultan has capitalized on her 2006 YouTube rant against Islam and it’s treatment of women by writing a new book, called “A God Who Hates.”

I’m [...]