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Elizabeth Grace Matthew works in higher education. She holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English literature from Penn State University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ by James Matthew Barrie. Lebrecht Music & Arts/Alamy
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For some young white men with sufficient academic ability to comprehend Peterson’s writing and lectures, it is actually news that the worry-free irresponsibility offered in the seeming safety of Neverland has psychological, emotional and spiritual consequences.
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Reality is messier than than fiction that reduces historical figures like Hillary Clinton to the sum of her most oversimplified virtues and vices.
An illustration of the death of Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Illustration: Etching by George Cruikshank, 1852/Alamy).
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In 1862, Harriet Beecher Stowe made feeling right on race easy, righteous and comfortable, all at once. We face the same trap today.
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Generation X came of age in a culture awash in dreams of women’s perpetual and idealized childhood being sold as feminist empowerment.
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I do not mean that we need to stop having children. I mean that we need to stop engaging in the practices that have coincided with the widespread usage of “parent” as a verb.
Marie Kondo demonstrates her method of creating domestic order on her Netflix show "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo."
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The queen of ‘tidying’ is captivating audiences with this question: What do you truly value?
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The various arguments around Little Women have long boiled down to: does the novel empower women, or does it oppress them?