June 2011

Attack of the Fanpeople!

30 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

I was recently having a conversation with Annaham about the role of very aggressive fans in pop culture, and in how people talk about and engage with the creators of pop culture. The fans I speak of are the ones who believe their creators can do no ...

More On the Institutional and the Personal

29 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is a topic I feel like I harp on a lot, and there’s a reason for it; despite constant harping, people still don’t seem to get it. When we’re talking about social justice, and activism, and how to effect change, one of the most ...

Social Justice Matters: Prisoner Privacy

28 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

In May, there was a fascinating series of articles in The Press Democrat about a jailhouse recording. First the paper had a story on an allegedly illegal recording that a prisoner was trying to use as grounds to have his case thrown out. Then it was ...

Beyond the Binary: What to Wear, What to Wear

26 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

In discussions about nonbinary people and clothing, a lot of conversations revolve around what we should wear; how to perform or present our genders so the general public can read them, and so we can feel comfortable in our own bodies. Since ...

Rape Culture, Above the Fold

23 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last year, I discussed the role of sexism in journalism and the fact that women working in journalism need to contend with sexism in the workplace, on interviews, in the field. In addition to the obstacles that can present themselves to journalists, ...

Aboard the U-505

22 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

I just returned from a trip to Chicago, where I did many exciting things, one of which was take a tour aboard the U-505, one of the few remaining U-boats left in the world. I was assured by many people that if I did only one thing in Chicago, this ...

The Longest Day

21 June, 2011 // 0 Comments

After today, the days will start shortening up. It will happen slowly, at first. I probably won’t notice for at least a week and then I’ll start to wonder if I’m working later than I thought I was because the sun seems lower in the ...
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