Piper Kerman and Justice Reform

Piper Kerman and Justice Reform

On Friday, September 21, Piper Kerman, acclaimed author and activist, spoke to the Dickinson community. Ms. Kerman used the platform of the Poitras-Gleim Lecture, an annual event celebrating interdisciplinary exploration into societal problems, to discuss the complex issue of justice reform. Justice reform, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, attempts “to reform the criminal…

Book Review: Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Book Review: Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: it’s a cheeky title for an elegant book. The latest contribution from Mari Ruti includes a blend of “theoretical reflection, cultural critique, and political commentary with personal anecdotes” (xxx). This combination makes for an illuminating perspective on gender, bad feelings, the consequences of consumer capitalism and neoliberalism, and the…