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Expanding Parenting Expectations Can Guarantee Choices for Women and Partners

Julia Stone

December 6, 2012

The great mothers of feminist thought and political action have advanced women's lives and possibilities for higher education, socioeconomic independence and equality; they have expanded the opportunities and experiences of women. But feminist thought has largely left out post-feminist discussions...

Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience

Paul H-P

November 15, 2012

I am prone to doubt myself, to doubt whether my words and actions are meaningful or effective. I would not bother to confide this were it only a personal problem, but I encounter it everywhere, at Whitman and at large. We have lost faith in ourselves, our words and each other. This faithlessness is the...

Limited Scope of Political Discourse Obscures Injustice

Limited Scope of Political Discourse Obscures Injustice

Julia Stone

October 31, 2012

With the presidential election only a few weeks away, the country's political discourse is as loud as ever. Yet I remain increasingly frustrated by the limited scope of analysis and restrained understanding of the issues public figures are willing to engage in. The scope of public political discourse has become so narrow that larger issues of social, economic and et...

Diversity means cross-pollination, not crop rotation

Paul H-P

October 18, 2012

We can all agree that diversity is valuable. But can we say why or what the word really means in the context of an intellectual community? The truth is, even our ideas about diversity are homogeneous. The word most often means the coexistence of people from a variety of races, classes and genders....

Apple picker shortage highlights tension in immigration debates

Julia Stone

October 4, 2012

The apple is the quintessential American fruit. A symbol in and of itself, it conjures up images of Johnny Appleseed, American pies, fall harvest fairs, a red schoolhouse and hardworking farmers. These images are real and pervasive: A quick Google image search of "apple" turns up pictures of cheerful...

Digital presence impacts ‘real’ world

Paul H-P

September 20, 2012

Most of us would agree that we care about how we are perceived. We want to be heard and respected. This desire does not arise from mere vanity; we care what we do because we believe that it matters. This extends to what we do and say, or fail to say, when we're on the internet. Yet despite this concern, we do not take our internet selves seriously. The in...

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