India, Feminism and Cultural Context

India, Feminism and Cultural Context

During the past spring semester I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Jaipur, India through the School for International Training (SIT) partner program of Dickinson. During the last week of March and the first week of April we visited a feminist organization called JagoriGrameen—Jagori meaning “awaken, women!”—at the foothills of the Himalayas near a famous…

Hooking Up on Campus

Hooking Up on Campus

Lisa Wade’s book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (2017) examines the hookup culture on college campuses. Contrary to myths about how much sex college students are having, Wade quotes recent research finding that “today’s students boast no more sexual partners than their parents did at their age” (17). Despite this, hookup…