Tag Archives: Patriarchy

What Disney Taught Me About Gender Roles

I don’t write about patriarchy as often as I could, or should. Male privilege is still a constant force in our society and one that needs to be called out and addressed as much as ever. Say what you want about Disney these days. The company is so big, it’s hard to even hammer down […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 8 – Bullying and the (Super) Power of Words

Here’s the impending scene: Peterson vs. hundreds of middle schoolers in an epic cage match! So, he turned to Zack to get his juices flowing about positive ways to get young people thinking about bullying and how to treat each other with more respect. In this roving episode, we talk about not only bullying, but […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 3 – Men as Feminists, Political Outing, and Archie

Zack gives Peterson a ride to the train station and they decide to record another episode before his train departs! This week we revisit the topic that first came up in Episode 1 about whether men can be feminists or should just be pro-feminists. We also discuss the Tea Party threatened outing of Senator Lindsey […]

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Checking In With The “Protectors of Marriage” (aka The “Purveyors of Hateful BS”)

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with our old pals Andy Pugno and Ron Prentice from Protect Marriage. (I blame Netvibes for the problems they’ve been having with their feeds.) Let’s see what kind of self-victimizing drivel they’ve been churning out in regards to the Proposition 8 case. (If you just want to […]

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Brilliance in Advertising – The “So Obnoxious” Kotex Tampon Commercial (Plus “Vogue”)

Like pretty much everybody who dares think of themselves as a friend of mine, I tuned in last night for the return of Glee! And, as expected, it was FABULOUS. If you haven’t watch it yet, who are you? Seriously. But one of the highlights of the 9:28-10:28 hour came not from Glee itself, but […]

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Manners Are Nice; Chivalry Is Sexism

I could rant about this at length—and I have in Gender Justice courses I’ve taught—but I’m going to be concise today. Chivalry is sexist. What is chivalry? Let’s take a look. It’s the qualifications, rules, and customs of a knight or gallant warriors or gentlemen. It’s entirely about men. As we think about it in […]

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The Social Justice Ally Refresher We All Need

Check out this awesome video! Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones gives 6 rules for allies (cross race/gender/sexuality/nationality/religion etc) in her keynote speech given 2/19/10 at a luncheon sponsored by Abriendo Brecha Vll Conference and The Seventeenth Annual Emerging Scholarship In Women’s and Gender Studies Conference UT Austin (hat tip: Sharon Bridgforth): Being an ally is a […]

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Chatroulette Spin #2: Talking Sex, Plus Magical Ninja Snacks

Despite the number of penises and mean people, Chatroulette continues to be an intriguing and amusing experience. As a social scientist, it just leaves me wanting more. Because of its very nature, it would be difficult to study, but part of me feels like if I keep exploring it, I’ll be able to draw some […]

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Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Integrity

Every year, the Black Student Government associations from the Big XII universities gather for a big conference where students can discuss the challenges they face at their institutions and offer each other support, creativity, and motivation. While I have never attended this conference, I have heard profound testimonials from students who have about the way […]

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ZackFord Vlogs #5 – “Don’t Ask” The AFA About The Showers

In this vlog, I offer an interpretive reading of an email I received from the American Family Association about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Enjoy.

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