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We Need a #MeToo Movement for Depression

I am stunned–not surprised–today at the news that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at the age of 61. It was the successful business woman Kate Spade just a few days ago. The stigma and shame around depression drives people, even (maybe particularly) highly successful people in our … Continue reading

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Voices of my Global Women’s Studies Students ~ What gives you hope?

Self-Portrait by Ruby Ruby shared that she painted herself in front of a Frida Kahlo painting to say that Kahlo’s voice was important in the past and it is now Ruby’s time to be a voice for the future. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ We … Continue reading

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Mr. Nice Guy Gives a Wink to Guys Who Sexually Harass Women

I am often offended by right wing and sexist articles in our local newspaper, Fairfield Daily Republic, and most times it is not worth my time to respond. But today’s column from conservative “Mr. Nice Guy” was too offensive to … Continue reading

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The Election, Feminism & Alienation

“Clinton & Trump are just cartoon characters” Just hours after the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, I found myself on an early flight to Montreal to attend the National Women’s Studies Association conference, an … Continue reading

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False Promises: Oh, But Miss Fairchild, A Phone Will Keep You Safe…

This moment made me pause and I still feel caught in the implications of this conversation. I don’t remember what started me down this road in my Introduction to Women’s Studies class, but I was sharing with the group that … Continue reading

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Stories of Hope from Women’s Studies

I was asked to do an inspirational talk as part of a student leadership event at Sacramento City College. Below is the transcript and images from my talk… Sac City Talks — April 2016 Stories from Fairchild’s Women’s Studies classes at … Continue reading

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A Shooting, My Campus, & the Things We Tell Ourselves

I really didn’t think that the campus shooting had a lot to do with me as I showed up for my classes on Tuesday at Sac City College. On Thursday as I was leaving the campus in the late afternoon, … Continue reading

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