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CFP: Thinking Gender, 2014 (24th annual graduate student research conf)

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and/or sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods, including future ones. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, we especially welcome feminist research on: privacy, diversity, and/or demographics in the age of big data;…

Thinking critically about feminist business studies

Guest post by Mariann Hardey I am long time based at the University of Durham and situated within the Business School.  The academy at present is rather pre-occupied with their/our very noun-of-thorns-based ‘Research Excellence Framework’ (REF). For those of us positoned within ‘Business’, we have a cunning list – the Association of Busines Schools (abs) that helpfully ranks ‘all’ the journals that have the most impact…

Designed affections

by Jamie “Skye” Bianco …by examining the rhythms of life in detail, by descending from the great rhythms forced upon us by the universe to the finer rhythms that play upon our most exquisite sensibilities, it would be possible to work out a rhythmanalysis…  Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space Lived experience, the ordinary and everyday are valued approaches to…

Laundry Day: Feminist Media Production

Sorry for the long delay in updating Laundry Day content. Chelsea had her baby in the middle of May (he has the honor of becoming our first Fembot baby) and I was distracted by dissertation defenses and other deadlines. We think you’ll agree that this issue has been worth the wait. Back in March, Chelsea and I began contacting people…

Laundry Day: Online Aggression

  In August 2010, Penny Arcade posted a comic strip about that featured a character who jokingly referred to having been raped by dickwolves.” For many feminists, tired of hearing endless references to having been raped, raping, and so forth in online games, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back – see the Geek Feminism wiki about the…

Web Design?

In an attempt to think about the web design of the soon-to-be-in-progress Fembot site, I've been a little more critically aware of my web wanderings. I find that, in general, I'm really visually attracted to sites with minimalist, black-and-white, image-heavy designs. Like this or this. However, some of my daily favorites have really not so great design, and yet the content keeps…