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November 6, 2013 – 10:05 am |

Congratulations to special issue editor Alexis Lothian on the launch of Ada, Issue 3: Feminist Science Fiction. The issue features an incredible collection of articles and interviews on feminist science fiction. Tweet it, Facebook it… but, most importantly, read it.
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Books Aren’t Dead- The Optical Effects of Lightning

December 1, 2012 – 9:19 am |

Books Aren’t Dead (BAD) is a regular, monthly podcast series of interviews between feminist scholars and feminist authors of recent books. It is edited by Hye-Jin Lee, and will be available on iTunes as a regular subscription podcast in the near future. 
In this issue of BAD, Joan Haran interviews Sarah …

Laundry Day: Online Aggression

April 10, 2012 – 7:17 am | One Comment

 
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 …

Trolling and/or/as/alongside Harassment: what I learned from writing (poorly) about Dickwolves

April 10, 2012 – 7:12 am | One Comment

Whitney Philips (University of Oregon, PhD Candidate in English)
About a year ago, I wrote an essay about Dickwolves. Well, tried to write an essay about Dickwolves—about halfway into the project, I realized I was out of my league, or at least was working outside my jurisdiction. Because as trollish as some of the …

What can advice animals teach us about feminism?

April 10, 2012 – 7:06 am |

Kelly Bergrstrom (York University, Faculty of Education)
“Advice Animals” are memes created by overlaying text on a photo. They often take the form of a cutout of an animal or person set on a bright and/or multicoloured background, although sometimes text is placed over an unedited photo.  No longer requiring access …

5 things academics might learn from how the rowdy social justice blogosphere handles fucknecks

April 10, 2012 – 6:56 am | One Comment

Amanda Phillips (University of California- Santa Barbara, PhD Student in English)
My latest diss chapter took me down the rabbit hole of discourse communities surrounding video games. One section, which chronicles the Dickwolves controversy and feminist bloggers’ reactions to the resulting harassment, made me wonder what academia would be like if …