A recent study found that men and women are blogging in pretty much equal numbers; however, the topics on which they blog tend to be split down gender lines (for instance, more women write cooking and mothering blogs, while more men write political blogs). Perhaps the numbers will even out in the future, but at least it appears that both men and women are equally accessing and utilizing the internet as a resource.
Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.
Actually, this fabulous blog post by my feminist friend Xenologer is less of a collection of tips and more of a comprehensive guide to understanding how male privilege can negatively affect the interactions of well-intentioned men with women. Using simple [...]
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If you haven’t heard much about what the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on net neutrality recently, this New York Times blog provides a clear run-through of the ruling. Basically, the ruling states that internet service providers (like Verizon) are [...]
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