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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Media #FAIL: Catholicism and gender-race consciousness…

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 pope (not known for his progressive ideas), seated “on a…

Media #FTW- Australian Prime Minister PWNs misogynist

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 a tool to silence women who target male privilege, and…

Media #Fail- Homophobic Comics

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 Chavez’s groundbreaking work on the connections between anti-immigrant politics and homophobia…

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 single catastrophe that keeps piling…

Media #Fail- Girls Only

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 to representing gender. We’ll be mining our sister feminist sites…

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 primary case study of Etsy…