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Pinterest Reflection by Amanda Moorman

Before this assignment, I had little experience with Pinterest. I had mostly heard about the site through friends of mine. At first, Pinterest struck me as something that attempts to amplify already engrained gender norms and expectations, especially for women. The women’s fashion, health and fitness, and even crafting tags were perhaps the most notable […]

Blizzcon and Fan Culture

WISH I COULD REMEMBER ALL THE PEOPLE I MET, BUT ITS A SEA OF EPIC PEOPLE. BEST COMMUNITY EVER!! #BLIZZCON — ANGRYORC (@AngryOrc1) November 11, 2013 Thank you to everyone who came out, visited, shared a kind word, watched the stream, embraced our united geekdom, and made #BlizzCon epic! — Nethaera (@Nethaera) November 10, 2013 […]

Privilege and Cultural Appropriation

Firstly, a definition of cultural appropriation may do us some good. In the Jezebel article, A Much-Needed Primer on Cultural Appropriation, cultural appropriation is “Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, or artifacts from someone else’s culture without permission.” As people with privilege, it is often white people who curate these replications of meaningful artifacts […]

Samples of Violence Towards Women in Popular Culture

In this first artifact, we see and advertisement for Jimmy Choo shoes. This ad depicts a white woman “lounging” rather glamorously in the trunk of what appears to be a black man’s car. Apparently the two in the picture are celebrities Quincy Jones and Molly Sims, however, if you had no knowledge of who the […]

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