Category Archives: Gender

readings on violence and rhetoric

After the shooting in Tuscon Tucson this weekend, many many people have weighed in on the violent rhetoric used in our current political climate. I don’t really have much to add to the following links, but I wanted to share … Continue reading

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The radical homosexual agenda of Chris Armstrong

According to Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shrivell claims that U of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong has a “radical homosexual agenda” in his quest for gender-neutral housing. Of course, he’s right. This radical agenda is based on some … Continue reading

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a rose by certain (gendered) names would smell differently

NPR has an interesting report about gendered language. Lera Boroditsky, an assistant psychology professor at Stanford University, studied how people understand things differently based on how words are gendered. The main example is a bridge, which was described differently by … Continue reading

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on Judge Sotomayor

I’ve been wanting to post on the whole (racist, sexist, peculiar) rhetoric surrounding Judge Sotomayor, but I doubt I really have anything to say that hasn’t already been said. Joseph Orosco has an interesting post about Sotomayor, empathy, and the … Continue reading

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