Tag: Boycotts

When Feminism Starts in Fifth Grade

Alma Gottlieb , February 16th, 2017


Can ten-year-olds be feminists? Absolutely. This group of fifth graders just voted to forfeit their basketball season unless their co-ed team is allowed to compete, girls included. Feminism…


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How BDS Risks Going over to the Dark Side; or, Why I am Ashamed of My Association

Alma Gottlieb , January 25th, 2016


I get the logic of boycotts. In high school, I stopped buying grapes to support Cesar Chavez’ protest of the slave-like working conditions of Mexican farm workers in grape vineyards….


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“Waiting” in the Neoliberal University: The Salaita Case and the Wages of an Academic Boycott

Jessica Winegar , July 28th, 2015


This essay by anthropologists Martin Manalansan and Ellen Moodie at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an updated account of the fall-out from their institution’s un-hiring of Steven…


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Social Change: One Petition at a Time?

Alma Gottlieb , March 7th, 2015


As a high school student, I remember the excitement of going door-to-door to solicit signatures on petitions of various sorts. Adding one’s name to a list of other…


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