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NMP 24: Panique

October 31, 2012 – 7:17 pm |

Media #FAIL: Catholicism and gender-race consciousness…

October 26, 2012 – 3:41 pm |

I don’t even know where to begin with this: Mohawk woman loses her parents in a smallpox epidemic — in a region decimated by diseases brought by European colonists and attacks by the French (followed by those Colonialist shock troops — the Jesuits), dies at the age of 24, then …

Media #FTW- Australian Prime Minister PWNs misogynist

October 22, 2012 – 1:43 pm |

After the leader of the opposition in the Australian Parliament provided a lecture on ‘reverse sexism,’ the Prime Minister argued that reverse sexism is not a problem: misogyny and sexism, on the part of the Opposition, is the problem. Prime Minister Gillard’s speech reveals exactly how “reverse sexism” is often used as …

Media #Fail- Homophobic Comics

October 22, 2012 – 1:16 pm |

This really goes beyond the usual homophobia on college campuses and is illustrative of a context in which the penalties for not conforming to heterosexuality are unequivocally violent. Not surprising that it’s the same state that gave us the most repressive anti-immigrant legislation in the south, Arizona Senate Bill 1070. See Karma …

HASTAC CFP 2013

October 18, 2012 – 7:27 pm |
HASTAC CFP 2013

Call for Papers: HASTAC 2013 — The Decennial
The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes
April 25-28, 2013 York University, Toronto, Canada
Submissions Deadline: November 15, 2012

This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past.
Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one …

Media #Fail- Girls Only

October 18, 2012 – 6:01 pm |

From the beginning, the Fembot Zine has been intended to provide materials for teaching. In this vein, we’ve come up with two categories: Media Fails and Media Wins. The basic argument behind the latter is to share examples of some pretty massive failures on the part of media when it comes …

Feminist Work – Jacqueline Wallace

October 2, 2012 – 9:30 am | One Comment
Feminist Work – Jacqueline Wallace

Jacqueline Wallace
PhD Candidate (ABD)
Joint Doctoral Program in Communication
Concordia University, Montreal
http://jacquelinewallace.com
I am working on my dissertation currently titled Women’s Creative Labour: DIY Networks and the Indie Crafts Movement. My research focuses on diy design and craft as a cultural economy and a significant site of women’s creative labour. It includes a …