Category Archives: Gender

post election thoughts: morning in America

cross-posted As I listened to NPR this morning, I heard Representative Lewis’s acceptance speech, where he talked about Obama’s win, rather than his own, and Jesse Jackson’s reaction as well. I teared up a little, thinking about how monumental this … Continue reading

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notes from the interblags

• diagramming Sarah Palin’s sentences • Students at George Fox University in Oregon hanged an effigy of Obama. Eek. • via Feministing, The Living Room Candidate, a collection of television ads from Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2008. An example from … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator the politics of ridiculing names

A few days ago, someone directed me to the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator. I entered my name, giggled a bit, and moved on. Didn’t think much of it. Then, a listserv I’m on shared the link, and my inbox … Continue reading

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Bizzaro: “Men as Cautious Feminists” (2005)

I’m reading Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture, edited by Jacqueline Jones Royster and Ann Marie Mann Simpkins, for class. Excellent book! I just read “Men as Cautious Feminists: Reading, Responding, Role-Modeling as … Continue reading

Posted in English 584 Rhetoric Writing and Identity (Fall 2008), Feminism, Gender, Identity and Identification | 2 Comments

compositionists as public intellectuals

A while ago I commented at The Blogora that it seems that the positive press about composition and student writing always comes in the form of newspaper articles written by reporters about the classroom, but negative press always seems to … Continue reading

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