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I’ve Moved!

Transgressing Boundaries has moved to tracylhawkins.com so please check there for new posts. Thanks for reading!!! Advertisements

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Capitalism, Women, & Exploitation

I’ve been re-reading Gayle Rubin’s 1975 article “The Traffic in Women” today. I’m planning to use a bit of her work for an article on Social Media that I’m writing, but I thought I’d use today’s post to explore Rubin’s … Continue reading

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PCA/ACA in Washington DC

As you may know, in March, I went to the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference in Washington DC. The conference was really a fun and thought provoking event, and I’d like to share some of my experiences. To … Continue reading

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Coming Out on Glee

This week I’m going to the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference in DC. After the conference, I’ll post a recap of the sessions that I attend (including some on HBO’s Girls and BBC’s Doctor Who). But for this … Continue reading

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key concepts of GWS and why they might make the academy angry

Earlier this week the National Women’s Studies Association published a document addressing some problems and new guidelines for evaluating tenure and scholarship in the field of Gender and Women’s Studies (for simplicity, we’ll just go with that name, even though … Continue reading

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Racism & Reverse Racism

A friend posted this on Facebook today, and it intrigued me. I’m not sure who the original author is, but I appreciate the attempt to address a complex topic in a concise way. Do you agree that this is the … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day… or not

The feminist in me is conflicted as I wish people a “Happy International Women’s Day” today. On the one hand, of course, I think that women–their lives, bodies, and experiences– need attention, appreciation, and empowerment. But I also wonder if … Continue reading

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