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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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Why I’ll Fight the Haters Over Ms. Marvel

I’m waiting to meet up with my friends at the end of the work day today to head to our Local Comic Store (LCS) to pick up (among all the other comics I need to pick up from the last … Continue reading

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To the Dudebros of Hall H

This year was my third San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), and it held with the tradition of being an amazing weekend filled with fun and friends and sunshine that once again left me with a feeling that I was almost … 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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International Women’s Day

There are so many great discussions going on today for International Women’s Day, on Twitter (#internationalwomensday, #IWD), on Blogs (check out my friend Ashly’s & Janni’s), all over the Internet. I wish I had time for a more thought-out post, … Continue reading

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Book 19: The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Millennium Trilogy: Part Two Book Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire Author: Stieg Larsson (Reg Keeland translation) Published: 2006 (translation 2009) Pages: 724 Category: fiction: general, fiction: crime What Larsson did with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, … Continue reading

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Book 18: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Millennium Trilogy: Part One Book Title: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Men Who Hate Women) Author: Stieg Larsson (Reg Keeland translation) Published: 2005 (English 2008) Pages: 841 Category: fiction: crime, fiction I don’t normally read mysteries, crime novels, … Continue reading

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Shut Out of Hockey Talk

Once again, the Vancouver Canucks have made it to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This means, that aside from the usually weather chatter in the office with both customers and coworkers, hockey talk is the order of … Continue reading

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