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Posts Tagged ‘film’

October 5, 2010 0

The Calculus of Medical Notes: Disability and Higher Education

By in Society

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a graduate student teaching assistant in an undergraduate film class at a large state university. You are poorly paid, and entirely untrained. You have a full courseload of your own, and you are teaching a subject in which you have no expertise. Though your union contract stipulates you [...]

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August 14, 2010 0

A Bechdel Test for Historical Romance

By in Ladies, Romance, Society, Writing

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the Bechdel test and what it reveals about the film industry. And there’s been at least one post I could find on a Bechdel standard for video games as well, which is interesting, even though I could dispute a whole bunch of points in the post (such as: [...]

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April 2, 2010 0

Now Put Your Hands Up!

By in Ladies, Music, Television

So lately there has been some discussion on the internet about Beyoncé, and whether or not “Single Ladies” is a feminist anthem or a pseudo-feminist anthem or just, you know, a really catchy number with some top-notch choreography and an alluring bionic hand. A lot of this discussion — both in the recent AV Club [...]

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