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The Problem with Magazines

November 26, 2012

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In a pub bathroom the other day, I saw a poster ad for Cosmopolitan magazine. For some reason it struck me as particularly offensive – even more so than the coverlines of mainstream magazines usually do. This is it: I thought it would be a fun exercise to unpack the assumptions behind the statements on […]

Book project is online!

November 5, 2012

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For the last year or so, I’ve been blogging here irregularly about my project based on stories of the Québecois branch of my family. I’m very excited to announce that this project has recently been kicked into high gear. I’m off to the USA and Canada to write the first draft of a historical novel based on […]

A tale of insidious sexism

November 2, 2012

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So there was this guy on Twitter the other day who was saying he wanted to help professional women in a male-dominated industry set up a support group for themselves. When it was pointed out that the best way he could help was to shut up and let women take care of themselves, he decided […]