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Ashley F. Miller

Author's details

Name: Ashley Miller
Date registered: October 1, 2011
Jabber / Google Talk: ashleyf.

Biography

Ashley F. Miller is a writer, activist, and communications scholar from South Carolina, who has worked for LGBT, secular, and women’s rights for over a decade. She is one of the leading young women in the secular movement, speaking regularly at schools and conferences across the country about feminism and communications. She has written for dozens of publications, including Salon, Freethought Blogs, and the academic journal CrossCurrents, and run local communications campaigns for law firms, news websites, and secular organizations. She is a PhD candidate in Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, where she has focused on women and minorities in the media. Before returning to school for her PhD, she worked in film and television in Los Angeles. She has a Masters in Film Production from FSU, and a Bachelors degree in Film Studies from Emory University.

Latest posts

  1. Find me at CONvergence and SSA East — July 2, 2014
  2. World Cup: Round of 16, who to cheer for — June 28, 2014
  3. World Cup: Who to Cheer For (or who I cheer for anyway) — June 22, 2014
  4. Guess who got posted about on ChimpOut again? — June 20, 2014
  5. Salon and Jezebel: Honey Boo Boo and 8 reasons you should be ashamed of yourselves — June 19, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Why does anyone like Ron Paul? — 613 comments
  2. Racism, homophobia, and how I lost my dad last week — 484 comments
  3. To those of us fighting the good fight — 451 comments
  4. Michael Shermer Legal Fund — 349 comments
  5. Michael Shermer’s Note on the Legal Fund — 192 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 02 2014

Find me at CONvergence and SSA East

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Hello all I will be speaking at both CONvergence and SSA East, and I’m getting an awful lot of stage time! This is a preview for anyone interested. CONvergence You can start looking out for me at about 1pm Friday at CONvergence. FRIDAY, July 4th 5pm Paranormal Romance vs Urban Fantasy With the popularity of paranormal romance, …

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Jun 28 2014

World Cup: Round of 16, who to cheer for

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For a reminder, I did a ranking of who my favorite teams were by spreadsheet.  This is difficult because Uruguay has lost probably my favorite player, in terms of maximum entertainment value, do to his antics, but continues to have Diego Forlán, so I think I’m going to leave them at #2 and not readjust …

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Jun 22 2014

World Cup: Who to Cheer For (or who I cheer for anyway)

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For me to be really interested in a football match, I have to decided who I am going to be cheering for.  It’s not enough for love of the game, you have to be emotionally involved with the outcome.  I came up with a little spreadsheet that accurately reflected how I make choices on who …

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Jun 20 2014

Guess who got posted about on ChimpOut again?

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This might be my favorite ChimpOut thread I’ve been featured on because it’s so juvenile. I mean, it’s still racist and ignorant, but it’s also almost quaint in it’s schoolyard level antics. For example, they said I was secretly a man by posting a link to Austin Powers: They also seem to be under the …

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Jun 19 2014

Salon and Jezebel: Honey Boo Boo and 8 reasons you should be ashamed of yourselves

As you know, I spend a lot of my time with Honey Boo Boo because of my dissertation, and people often say disparaging things about the show and the weight of the family and other things.  And for the most part, I keep my cool, but occasionally, I read something that makes me incredibly angry. …

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May 13 2014

Introduction to “Redneckaissance: Honey Boo Boo, Tumblr, and the Stereotype of Poor White Trash”

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As you may have noticed I have been somewhat absent from these parts of late, because I have been working on my dissertation proposal for my study of Honey Boo Boo and Tumblr.  I have finally finished the proposal and will defend it next week, at which point I will hopefully be cleared to write …

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May 12 2014

I Get Racist and Sexist Hate Mail

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In case anyone thought that the amount of racist hate I was getting had died down since my last post about this, I am afraid I must dispel that notion. For those catching up, Thanksgiving of 2012 my dad ceased contact with me because he found out I was dating a black guy.  Just under …

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Mar 08 2014

More hate from racists – Coalburner edition

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In case you have ever wondered whether I continue to get racist comments for having, of all terrible things, dated someone who was not white and discovered that my DNA was not 100% white, the answer is yes, I still get hateful shit. My number one incoming link for the last couple weeks has been …

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Mar 07 2014

Interview with Board Game Designer Justin Waggle

Some friends of mine from the before times when I lived in Los Angeles have been working on a board game for several years and are doing a Kickstarter to raise money for it.  They’ve already raised over $13,000 and have just over three weeks to raise the rest of what they need to do …

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Mar 02 2014

Ashley’s 2014 Oscar’s Predictions

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As you may or may not know, I get screeners every year, so I usually see most of the nominated movies.  Here are my predictions and opinions on the categories for this year (except the shorts). EDIT: I missed 3 out of 21, most disappointingly, The Act of Killing did not win Documentary Feature.   …

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