Why I Switched Doctoral programs

A story of buyer’s remorse Not too long ago, I was caught up in the whirlwind of applying to Ph.D. programs, waiting what felt like an eternity for decisions and experiencing the anxiety of choosing between programs that best fit my interests. Hours turned into days of deliberation, soliciting advice, and finally making a decision.Continue reading Why I Switched Doctoral programs

Thank you, Keira Bell

Medical malpractice has been committed on a global scale because few are willing to challenge an ideological lie. (Keira Bell — Photo from: The Economist) You may not have heard of this courageous young woman, but she is raising awareness worldwide of the dangers of gender ideology. Thanks the judicial review brought by Bell, theContinue reading Thank you, Keira Bell

The new Noble Savage trope – In the end, gender is the ultimate colonizer

For people who claim to be against colonialism or appropriation of others’ cultures and lived experience, it seems like pretty much all they ever do. It’s amazing such a house of cards built on contradictions ever gained any traction. Have you seen headlines like these? At first I thought that they were satire, or atContinue reading “The new Noble Savage trope – In the end, gender is the ultimate colonizer”

Unsolicited (Philosophical) Dicks

As a student of women’s history, I find myself at times overwhelmed by the androcentric history (of nearly everything but particularly) of philosophy. For example, Descartes’ mind-body distinction, while not explicitly androcentric, is nonetheless understood to be androcentric when put in the context of Western culture where man is continually identified with mind (reason) andContinue reading “Unsolicited (Philosophical) Dicks”

The Gender Cult has reached Taiwan

This is being used on social media to promote incorrect statements about sex and gender in Taipei, Taiwan I have seen this poster floating around groups in Taipei. I do not doubt that the people presenting it are well-meaning, well-intentioned people who want to build a more equal and just world. I have to askContinue reading “The Gender Cult has reached Taiwan”

What has happened to our universities?

A plea for free speech (The author speaking at a university in Taiwan on the topic of Feminist Politics in the Middle East) “If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, ifContinue reading “What has happened to our universities?”

4 Easy Ways to Read (a lot) More Books This Year

Reading does a body (and a mind) good! (Photo of the author) Seriously, I read a lot, and I’m (almost) a doctor. Trust me! According to the good folks at the Pew Research Center, the average adult American reads 12 books a year, with half of American adults reading just 4 books a year or less. Not toContinue reading “4 Easy Ways to Read (a lot) More Books This Year”