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SuperPost for week 10: March 27th

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PLEASE NOTE:  Your individual blog posts (on your own blogs) are due every week at the normal time even though we won’t be meeting online. If you happen to read this over the weekend and forgot to blog, please just do so by Tuesday.

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Theme for the week: Women in STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math)

Readings to discuss in class Tuesday: 

 


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SuperPost for week 7: Feb 28st and Mar 1st

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Theme for the week: Trans* YouTube Experiences

Readings to discuss in class on Tuesday: 

Additional material to discuss on Thursday: 

(WARNING: POTENTIALLY NSFW)

THE VIDEO RESPONSE!

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Additional: SOFFA Support (significant others, family, friends, and allies of the trans* community): http://soffasupport.tumblr.com/

SuperPost for week 6: Feb 21st and 23rd

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Theme for the week: Body Image and Body-Positive Communities

Readings to discuss ONLINE Tuesday: 

Body-Positivity (WARNING: POTENTIALLY NSFW)

Additional material to discuss IN CLASS on Thursday: 

Fat is (Still) a Feminist Issue: (WARNING: POTENTIALLY NSFW)

(if you’re interested in MORE, here’s a giant round-up of body-positive/fat-positive blogs: http://glitter-pits.tumblr.com/post/7274662211/big-ol-bodyposi-tumblr-roundup)

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SuperPost for week 5: Feb 14th and 16th

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Theme for the week: Race and Ethnic Identity in the Digital

"privilege denying dude" meme

Readings to discuss in class on Tuesday: 

Additional material to discuss on Thursday: 

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Optional: Byrne, Dara N. “The Future of (the) ’Race’: Identity, Discourse, and the Rise of Computer-mediated Public Spheres.” Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media. Edited by Anna Everett. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. 15–38. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/dmal.9780262550673.015 [PDF Link]

SuperPost for week 4: Feb 7th and 9th

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Theme for the week:   Sexuality and coming out online

Readings to discuss in class on Tuesday: 

Additional material to discuss on Thursday: 

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SuperPost for week 3: Jan 31st and Feb 2nd

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Theme for the week:   “Virtual Girls”: Youth and identity online

Readings to discuss in class on Tuesday: 

Additional material to discuss on Thursday: 

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SuperPost for week 2: Jan 24th and 26th

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Theme for the week:  Cyberfeminism

Have three blogs chosen (from last week’s list) and have them added to your RSS reader

Readings to discuss in class on Tuesday: 

Additional material to discuss on Thursday: 

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SuperPost for week 1: Jan 17th and 19th

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Theme for the week: Warming up!

Readings to discuss in class on Tuesday: No readings, just introductions and discussing the syllabus. Where do we want this class to go? What specific areas are YOU interested in, and what are your experiences online? Sign up for class blog.

Additional material to discuss on Thursday: Meet in class Thursday to finalize syllabus and schedule. Set up personal blogs and set up RSS feed reader (Google Reader, etc.) to best bookmark blogs for semester

Over the weekend: http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2009/top-100-gender-studies-blog/
look through this list and pick three+ blogs you would like to follow this semester. Pay attention to a) the general ‘theme’ if applicable (find something you like!), b) whether blog is still active, and c) how often posts are published.


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This is the format for our weekly SuperPosts. You will be able and required to participate in discussion with your classmates on these posts using the comment function. On normal weeks, we will have things to read and discuss on Tuesdays in class, and Thursdays will typically be reserved for online discussion of extra articles, blog posts, youtube videos, twitter and facebook campaigns, etc. This will become much more familiar as we work together! Our SuperPosts will be “stuck” to the top of the page each week, so they don’t get lost in the shuffle.