Category Archives: pop culture

Thinking about Women in the Public Eye and Saying the word “Feminism”

I’ve been thinking a lot about what we expect of the people who we’ve chosen as role models. When Shailene Woodley recently said she was not a feminist, many in the feminist blogosphere were upset. Was I saddened? Yes. But … Continue reading

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TV Tuesday – Doctor Who

I have some exciting news about a new endeavour I’m taking on. A few weeks ago on Twitter I responded to a post inquiring about interest in a feminist blog about Doctor Who, intrigued I volunteered to be one of … Continue reading

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Why I Never Know What To Say To Authors

Last night was the last stop on John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars book tourand also the first stop in Canada! It was great to have both John and his brother Hank in Vancouver, as the Green brothers said, … Continue reading

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Friday Reads: The Name of The Star

Title: The Name of the Star Author: Maureen Johnson Published: 2011 Pages: 372 Category: Fiction: Young Adult The Name of the Star is a bit of a departure for Maureen Johnson. While Maureen consistently writes about awesome, independent, intelligent teens, … Continue reading

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The Songs We Were Singing

This is a story about how I fell in love with music. A few days ago I drove to Seattle to go to the Deck The Hall Ball, an incredible line up, with two of my current obsessions, Death Cab … Continue reading

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San Diego Comic Con Day One: Fun In The Sun

This year I was finally able to attend Comic Con International in San Diego, and I fell in love with the atmosphere before I even got on the plane to the city. While I was sitting in Vancouver International at … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On Harry Potter

As I sat in my room a week ago watching the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrive in Trafalgar Square for the premiere of the final movie, my emotions were all over the place. These books, and … Continue reading

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UBC F-Word Conference 2011: Women & Science Fiction

Last weekend I presented at my first Academic Conference. I was nervous, but the day went very well, and I’m glad to say that I’m proud of the presentation I gave. The conference was the second annual F-Word Undergraduate Conference … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bossypants

Another book I chose to read during my break was Tina Fey’s newly released Bossypants. And I loved it. I think Tina Fey is amazing. She’s a smart, funny, feminist and her writing style does not disappoint. She talks about 30 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Frontal Feminism

Book Title: Full Frontal Feminism Author: Jessica Valenti Published: 2007 Pages: 248 Category: nonfiction: politics, feminism With a month between one semester ending, and the beginning of another, I tried to be very careful in picking out my reading material. … Continue reading

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