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12/31/07 03:15 pm - drtyjew88

Lately I've been drooling over one professor from NYU's Slavic Studies program who has conducted some great research on gender and sexuality studies in the former USSR.

11/26/07 02:47 pm - honkytonkhussy - Queer CUNY VIII This Saturday!

Queer CUNY VIII: The Twilight of Queerness?
Saturday, December 1st
Hunter College, West Lobby

The conference will commence in the West Lobby of Hunter College (entrance on the SW corner of 68th and Lex).

To get a sneak peek of the scheduled panels, click here.Collapse )

Please contact QueerCUNY@gmail.com with any questions.

11/6/07 04:43 pm - honkytonkhussy - Queer CUNY VIII

Hunter College, NYC
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Duggan
December 1st

The Twilight of Queerness?Collapse )

Anyone who is interested in attending the conference and/or helping produce it should email Taylor at QueerCUNY@gmail.com.

10/2/07 10:15 am - onceuponatimeaz - Call for Submissions!!!

I wanted to post this call for submissions if anyone is interested!



The Sixth Annual Women’s Studies Student

Conference presents this year’s theme:

“Media Justice and Feminist Futures”

November 29-30, 2007

Campus Center Assembly Hall

University at Albany


This event will highlight the use of media for feminist social justice and critical studies of women and gender.  We especially encourage analyses that intersect gender with sexuality, race, class, and (trans)nationality.


We invite college and university students and community activists to submit proposals for papers, film, music, art, live performance, and other creative and critical works.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

!    Critiques of media representation

!    Impact of new media and the digital revolution on feminisms (e.g. blogging,

      YouTube, Second Life, etc.)

!    Historical explorations of media

!    Role of media in activism and social justice movements (past and present)

!    Role of community media and independent media in an age of corporate control

!    Access to media and technology, alternative low-tech forms, and issues of the

      ‘digital divide’


Please send 200-word abstracts describing your project to wstudent@albany.edu no later than Friday, October 19, 2007.  Abstracts describing film and live performances should indicate the project’s running time (Image or digital files of media projects may also be submitted as e-mail attachments or through a URL if presented on the web).



10/10/07 09:18 pm - pocketsbuttons - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Hi! I am working on an art project about the book "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume. If this book had an impact on you growing up, maybe you could fill out this quick survey? I know I would never have become a feminist without these books. Did they have a similar impact on you? If you have any questions or comments, or, if you would like a collection of excerpts to jog your memory, feel free to e-mail me at pocketsbuttons@gmail.com . thanks!

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9/30/07 02:32 pm - _allecto_ - Australian Feminists

Hey all,

I'm compiling a list of all Australian Feminist bloggers for an Australian Feminist website. The underlying philosophy of the website will be Radical Feminism. For a good introduction to what Radical Feminism is and what we do go here. If you would like to be included on the blog roll as an Australian Feminist blogger please comment on this post and give the address of your blog (if your feminist blog is not your lj blog)

In sisterhood,


9/17/07 11:31 pm - demonista - Young radical feminists (35 or younger)

I'm going to compile an informal listing of radfems under 35 (born post-1970) because academia (or as Mary Daly would say: academentia) thinks or hopes us folk are going the way of the dinosaur.

So if you're a rad fem born 1970 or later, could I get a comment? Just give your username, or a nickname, or your real name. And if you know any authors, singers, activists, etc. who are radfem and under 35, could you give us their name. And maybe a little bio for both categories if you like, or a wee manifesto or whatnot.  And do you/your rad fems you list identify as 2nd or 3rd wave?

This is not meant to belittle older radfems in any wany, shape, or form. They're more than welcome to comment too, but please state you're older than 35, so i don't count you as a "young" rad fem.

Also, please post this other rad fem/feminist communities, blogs, etc. Let's get this thang going!


8/4/07 10:57 am - seijihyouronka - Feminist artist buys, marries precise replica of self as a sex doll

Found this article on boingboing.net and thought I'd share it with the rest of you ... if nothing else, it's stirring up quite a reaction. The comments aren't that interesting yet, but I'm sure someone here could change that.


7/31/07 01:13 pm - seijihyouronka - Women and Steampunk

X-posted to steamfashion

     I'm writing an article on steampunk for a feminist magazine, and would like to ask everyone (including the men) in this community who is interested in/involved with steampunk for feedback whenever/if ever they have the time.

     My questions are as follows:

1)  What attracts you to the steampunk subculture, if you will? Is it the aesthetic, the functionality, the sense of community?

2) What do you like to contribute, and why?

3) Would you consider steampunk particularly woman-friendly and why or why not?

4) Do you think that the women gravitate to the aesthetic aspects of steampunk (e.g. fashion) more than other aspects? Why or why not?

     I might have more questions later, if no one minds.

     Please note: it'll be much easier for me to make sense of people's responses if they number them similarly; however, if you're not comfortable with a question, feel free to skip it (e.g. answer 1, 2, and 4; just number them appropriately).

     Thanks again!

6/18/07 03:21 pm - goatunit - Feminist Jokes

I've always been a proponent of maligned and oppressed groups who twist the terminology and mechanisms of their oppression into tools for their own use. What follows is a modest example of a pro-Dumb Blond joke:


This blond woman sits down next to a philosophy professor on an airplane, and the professor strikes up a conversation with her. He eventually gets her to agree to play a trivia game with him by offering her 10-to-1 odds.

"If you ask me a question I can't answer, I'll give you fifty dollars. If I ask you a question that you can't answer, you only have to give me five."

So the blond agrees and the professor asks the first question: "How far is the Earth from the nearest star?"

She doesn't say anything at all and just hands him five dollars, so the professor gives her a smug grin and waits for her question.

"What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?" she asks. The professor thinks for a long time, but finally gives her fifty dollars without complaining. She pockets the money and remains silent.

"Wait a minute! What was the answer to your question?" he asks.

Without saying anything, the blond woman hands him another five dollars.


Thoughts? Criticisms? Other jokes?
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