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Reading, Looking, Listening, . . . Questioning

In the fancy new Talley Center building at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the second annual NC Women’s Summit was held on September 26, 2014. Hosted by Women AdvaNCe, “an independent, nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of North Carolina’s women and families,” alongside the NCSU Women’s Center, and the UNC Chapel Hill […]

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The Obama Administration has released another Public Service Announcement against sexual assault, this time with the slogan “It’s On Us.” “To stop sexual assault, to get in the way before it happens, to get a friend home safe, to not blame the victim, to look out for each other, to not look the other way, […]

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Last year Robin Thicke released his hit single “Blurred Lines,” a song that sparked a great deal of controversy in addition to a great deal of twerking. I wish that Thicke’s song had at least a few quotable lines to bring some attention to a discussion of “blurred lines,” and the truly complicated nature of it, but alas, […]

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I started playing football with my brother’s friends when I was 8 years old, and though baseball turned out to be my sport of choice, I can understand what love of a sport feels like. With the recent outcry over the NFL’s decision to give a 2-game suspension to Ray Rice after his domestic violence dispute caught […]

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Social media has always confounded me for the immeasurable ways that it has so suddenly yet drastically altered our social interactions. Everything that we do and say was built on the foundation of our physical interactions and relationships with other people. In order to survive, we had to be in the same space as other people, […]

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Last week I was away in California for an old friend’s wedding, and a trip up and down the Pacific coast that reunited me with friends I have not seen in some time; since the revolution began in Egypt or since she moved across the country when we were 10 year-old best friends. Although I am […]

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While I was still living in NYC I had a vision that I would capture footage of the street harassment that I experienced in Brooklyn on a daily basis by wearing a small video camera clipped to my shirt. Of course, I never did acquire that magical camera, (Cat Cam, it would be called), and […]

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I have recently acquired a television after living the last 6 (peaceful) years without one. I must admit that Jeopardy at 7 has filled a small nostalgic void in my life, but the morning news is an utter disgrace to the myriad of monumentally important and tragic situations that are occurring around the world right […]

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Part of my fascination with discussing gender and sexuality every week is its inherent interdisciplinary nature. Jumping from sexual violence, to sexual relationships, from women in sports, to pop-culture, may seem a bit scattered, but these topics only scratch the surface of the myriad of ways that we are regularly experiencing and interpreting gender in […]

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I’ve never been a big fan of the “soul mate theory.” I’m of the opinion that there are billions of likable people in the world, and the more of them that we may chance to come across, the more potential mates we will find. Something about this “many fishes theory,” in contention, it seems, with […]

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Since I don’t have a television, I am not able to contextualize the 2-3 advertisements that I watch by choice online within the cacophony of commercials that the average television watching individual is assaulted with on a daily basis. I wonder when and where these gender-non-conforming ads appear on television, and what kind of an impact […]

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Since I don’t have a television, I am not able to contextualize the 2-3 advertisements that I watch by choice online within the cacophony of commercials that the average television watching individual is assaulted with on a daily basis. I wonder when and where these gender-non-conforming ads appear on television, and what kind of an impact […]

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April 25, 2019

I want a spiritual rats to let money into my room pls m suffering enough no money my children are suffering we don't have money,we need to buy a car n house n change our life like every person just to happy in my family to reach our destiny pls

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Wilfred Owen's mother, pictured center with her family

Since I don’t have a television, I am not able to contextualize the 2-3 advertisements that I watch by choice online within the cacophony of commercials that the average television watching individual is assaulted with on a daily basis. I wonder when and where these gender-non-conforming ads appear on television, and what kind of an impact […]

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March 9, 2019

I look forward to reading your piece!

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Wilfred Owen's mother, pictured center with her family

Since I don’t have a television, I am not able to contextualize the 2-3 advertisements that I watch by choice online within the cacophony of commercials that the average television watching individual is assaulted with on a daily basis. I wonder when and where these gender-non-conforming ads appear on television, and what kind of an impact […]

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March 9, 2019

You're most welcome....in the Untold Dylan UK site, I connect the song to Helen Jackson's novel and the transcendentalist poets and to the movie 'Ramona' with the song by the same name - under: 'Bob Dylan And Helen Jackson'

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