Monthly Archives: December 2008

My Fidelity

Here’s a little thing I wrote for one of my classes in response to a lecturer who discussed history/histories as an open, fluid concept: While listening to Peter Haratonik‚Äôs lecture last week, and in particular his discussion of how history … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Be Televised

Exam-week insanity=no time for a real post, but the crazy upheavals and uprisings going on at my school while I’m sequestered here in my room with my head in the books is a little hard to ignore. Essentially, as I … Continue reading

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The Naked Truth

I’m so sick of PETA. As a long-time vegetarian and animal lover, I think it’s great that there are organizations that are working for the ethical treatment of animals, particularly the kinds of inhumane practices that go into the mass … Continue reading

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Ad Nauseum

Dovetailing nicely with my last post, Alternet today republished a piece by Alex Leo originally posted on the Huffington Post on December 8 entitled “Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake.” Examining examples of misogynistic advertising imagery and … Continue reading

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Dead Sexy

Just…wow. I know that by it’s very nature, there is something deadly about sexuality and something sexual about death. I know that this relationship, the tensions between these two, are a source of endless fascination, particularly in a culture as … Continue reading

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Belles, Bridezillas, and Bulging Brides

In the days following the ratification of Proposition 8, inundated with “sanctity of marriage” rhetoric from the Christian right, I’ve been thinking a lot about the institution of marriage. But as Christmas approaches, in this season of rampant consumerism and … Continue reading

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This Race Isn’t Over

This December 2 post by Lawrence Bobo on the blog The Root makes an excellent point, one I think is important to acknowledge in the wake of Obama’s historic win. Bobo discusses the rise of a discourse, particularly since Obama’s … Continue reading

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