So...the "Cool Girl." Those of us interested in gender discussions online (and with our similarly-minded friends and co-workers) have probably run the gamut on articles that not only identify this character trope, but have contributed to either criticizing it outrightly, or more moderately evaluating the social constructs behind this concept. For those late to the … Continue reading The “Cool Girl” and other ways to be a woman in the 21st century
Oh social media. So much of it lambasted for cultural demise, yet it's just a current way to do what people have done for centuries, which is self-fashion. As the European monarchs of old had self portraits painted in very particular ways of presenting themselves and their power, as autobiographers have carefully edited their lives … Continue reading A Not So Current Trend
So, one of the many ways in which I am enjoying my spring break is to catch up on the lives of my close (and not so close) friends/family/associates, etc on Facebook. Well, shoot, I'll be honest, I check up on Facebook nearly every day. But during my spring break from work it feels more freeing. … Continue reading Spring Break, Facebook, and…Politics??