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Category Archives: Teaching

M is for Manhattan

Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge from the Manhattan Bridge One of the BEST things we did in New York was take the Gray Line Night Loop tour of Manhattan. We totally lucked out by getting an amazing tour guide; he was a school teacher from Brooklyn who does evening tours on the open-air double-decker bus. […]

Sex education, Utah style

Warning: Today’s post includes text directly quoted from A Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers on Teaching Human Sexuality, produced by the Utah State Office of Education. This text reads like a biology textbook, so if you’re offended by that sort of thing, you’ve been warned. Ladies and gentlemen of Utah–may I present your tax […]

Sorry, I could not find antonyms for ‘misogyny’

A student of mine is searching for a research topic and is interested in the term “feminism” but wants to know what the opposite term would be. He explains that he wonders what it’s called when one supports men’s rights based on the concept that men deserve equal rights, just like women. I explain gently […]

A Girl Like Me – A film by Kiri Davis

Kiri Davis is a young film maker who has already left her mark on the world with her brutally honest film about young Black women and American standards of beauty. Curious about how her peers experience the expectations of conventional beauty, she explores their perspectives on darker versus lighter “black” skin, skin lightening creams, hair […]