This article from The New York Times highlights the ways in which our college campuses are reinforcing dangerous gender roles and expectations. For the Yale boys who shouted “No means yes.” It doesn’t. And “Yes” sure as hell doesn’t mean … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2011
I’m glad that Hurricane Irene didn’t bring the devastation many predicted. Richard Misrach’s photo from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina reminds us of the horrible alternative.
I’ve often used clips from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report in my communication classes. Last fall, the two of them were a major focus of my Theories of Humor course. This semester I’m going to … Continue reading
The final sunset of the summer falls… Classes begin tomorrow!
Although he’s not a boy, I wonder if Ryan Gosling, in Crazy, Stupid, Love., is what Germaine Greer was referring to….
Happy 100th Birthday, Lucille!
I’ve always found word clouds to be a fascinating way to orient and think about key ideas and concepts. For example, the recent debt ceiling ‘negotiations’ resulted in this word cloud of the way Americans perceived the behavior of Congress. … Continue reading