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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 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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Feb 08 2014

A thorough analysis of Woody Allen’s letter in the NYTimes

I wrote yesterday about why neutral was an illogical response to Dylan’s accusations, but today I’d like to spend some time with Allen’s response to the allegations.  For the tl;drs out there, the summary is this: Allen spends 2000 words trying to make Mia Farrow sound like a crazy bitch, presenting incomplete and false information, …

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Feb 07 2014

Why neutral is not the logical position on Dylan Farrow’s allegations

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I have actually lost a lot of Facebook friends over the Woody Allen molestation story, because I side very firmly with Dylan.  I recently shared an article about how what you believe is based on your personal experiences – people who have been mistreated by those in power, especially sexually, tend to believe Dylan; people …

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Jan 24 2014

My flannel-clad boyfriend responds to 23 fashion trends men hate

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Presented for your Friday entertainment. Dustin was surfing around on Facebook and saw this video Top 8 Beauty Trends Men Hate! and asked me why he was seeing it everywhere.  I then had to explain to him this horrifically sexist Huffington Post article that had been getting a lot of flak.  I decided to record …

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Sep 13 2013

Happy Friday the 13th – Zombies, suicide, and me talking abortion

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Sometime, next week probably, I am going to discuss Richard Dawkins and abuse and trauma, but this week I thought I’d end on an upbeat note, since it is Friday the Thirteenth and I do suffer from friggatriskaidekaphilia. 1. ZOMBIES I miss Ian ’round the old FtB haunts, but he’s still doing many interesting things. As …

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Jul 23 2013

Women Protagonists in YA: A List and Resources

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This is a work in progress, any feedback from the audience/readers will be incorporated into the list.  I am especially interested in finding any good works about female friendship.  Here is a wonderful tumblr devoted to diversity in YA.  Here is a wonderfully comprehensive list of protagonists of color in YA and another specifically looking at SF and …

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