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Geek Girls, Male Prostitutes, and Black Presidents

The Microsoft employee store sells a bunch of pink stuff labelled “Geek Girl,” like water bottles and t-shirts and other necessities of Geek Life (TM) that can be mass produced in a shade of pink. (Photos to the left courtesy … Continue reading

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In which George R.R. Martin agrees with Barbara Shermund

Barbara Shermund sez: “Well, I guess women are just human beings after all.” (via International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum) George R.R. Martin apparently agrees: Maybe Joss Whedon agrees, too: … Continue reading

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Overheard at Carleton

As I promised once upon a time, I have some things to say about Carleton’s school newspaper, The Charlatan. Before getting in to all that, I’d like to share my amusing contributions to the “Overheard at Carleton” column with you. … Continue reading

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Part II: Adventures in Being a Terrible Feminist

In a less successful adventure in the aforementioned week of teaching, the class developed and drew superhero characters.  Then, we met with a mini-course on feminist topics so they could show us their ‘zines and we could show them our characters. … Continue reading

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Hysterical Female Student Writes Angrily With Opinions

For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This is the last part of three from my November 2010 paper on our topics of emphasis … Continue reading

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