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Karen Ebenezer

Undergraduate at Hunter College

Emma Sulkowicz Just Carried that Weight for the Last Time at Columbia

As college seniors across the country donned graduation robes and balanced mortarboards on their heads, one carried a baby-blue mattress across the stage and dropped its weight for the first time. As Emma Sulkowicz’s senior art thesis – a poignant…

1 Comment / 156 View / May 23, 2015

From Sheep To Shondaland: Reclaiming the F-Word on TV

On Atlantic City’s Boardwalk on September 7th, 1968, the world watched as the second wave of feminism thrust itself into the public consciousness at the annual Miss America Pageant. Women’s liberationists picketed the televised event, and protested the “county fair” marketplace…

1 Comment / 166 View / April 25, 2015

Angela Davis: Education Not Incaraceration

In a 1970 interview from the Marin County prison, civil rights activist and radical academic Angela Davis said, “Some young girls who were very close to me and my family were killed in a church bombing [in 1963]. My father…

1 Comment / 352 View / April 9, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg Isn’t Talking to You Anymore: Growing Elitism in the Ranks of Workplace Feminism

There is an art house and café in Brooklyn, NY that was founded three years ago by two young college graduates – let’s call them Samantha and Katherine. I visited this cafe, as I often do on wintry evenings, for…

1 Comment / 487 View / March 25, 2015

Artificial Intelligence is a Real Threat. Just Ask Siri.

If you tell Siri, your iPhone’s intelligent digital assistant, not to wake you up in the morning, she replies: “I’ve set an alarm for 7 AM.” If you complain to her, saying, “I’m sleepy,” she replies, “Listen to me. Put…

0 Comments / 160 View / March 19, 2015

Remembering Mumia Abu-Jamal

On December 9th, 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Faulkner had pulled over Abu-Jamal’s brother, William Cook, when witnesses say that Mr. Cook’s brother came out of the parking lot. A scuffle…

1 Comment / 170 View / January 11, 2015