Courtney E. Martin is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY, and the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normality of Hating Your Body (Piatkus Press). Read more about her work at

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29 November 2007
Like most teachers, I have a few quirks that seem to emerge over and over again, every semester. I ban the word “weird...
28 November 2007
Intersectional is a fancy word that feminist theorists (spurred by Kimberle Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins) use to...
27 November 2007
What picture pops into your mind when you read the word feminist? Is it a woman layered in petticoats with a big,...
26 November 2007
As I travel across the country speaking about feminist issues I like to take a quick survey of the audiences. I ask...