Tag Archives: NY Times

What do you do with your privilege? What do you do despite your privilege?

There’s been a lot of talk of privilege recently. I see it on my Facebook feed. I read about it in the news. I overhear discussions about it at the grocery store. Heterosexual white men have privilege. Millenials have privilege. … Continue reading

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Because compassion is not a finite resource

Earlier this weekend, writer, professor, social activist, and feminist Roxane Gay wrote an Op-Ed for the NYT titled “Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion.” I enormously respect her message, and it is an important one … Continue reading

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That charming, secret wretchedness

Every so often, I find a piece of writing that causes me to exclaim, “YES” and dramatically, reflexively clench my fists to my chest (luckily no one was around to see). “That’s it.” Yesterday, that piece was The Feast of Pain, an … Continue reading

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Infopolitics for infopersons

In last night’s State of the Union speech, President Obama spoke (often eloquently) about a great number of issues from economic mobility, to clean energy, to gender equality, but I felt at least one glaring omission from his speech. I … Continue reading

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Caring for elderly parents: responsibility, culture, obligation, love, expectation…

This morning, I woke up to a text message from my brother sent late last night, “You read the nyt article about aging Asian American parents. Hits kinda close to home. Comments are quite thought provoking.” I had. And he … Continue reading

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The job of the journalist?

The NYT published an incredibly interesting piece in the Opinion pages today: a conversation between Times columnist Bill Keller, and Glen Greenwald (who broke the Snowden/NSA story) on journalism – its ideal and its purpose. Although large papers such as … Continue reading

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I would “have it all” if the neighbors would just be quiet already…

Everyone has read about (and, unless you’re me, is probably tired of reading about) whether or not women can “have it all.” But in yesterday’s NY Times Opinion section, author Delia Ephron wrote an interesting piece about what it means … Continue reading

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It’s way past time for off-the-shelf birth control pills

Before I start the real message of this post, I want to warn you that if you’re not comfortable/interested in reading about sex and reproductive health, stop here. There’s nothing graphic, but (perhaps with the potential to be even more … Continue reading

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How can someone be pro-feminism, but not necessarily a feminist?

Over the past year and a half, I’ve probably written a dozen – if not more – drafts of this post. I’ve tried (and scrapped) posts centered around everything from article quotes, to personal anecdotes, to general emotional rants. But … Continue reading

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TMI: too much information

I like to be well-informed. When I try something different or go somewhere new, I like to have an idea of what I’m in for. I like to know what to expect from Professor ___’s class, whether XYZ medications will … Continue reading

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