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Foucault on ‘coming out’

(Image courtesy of The Keep Calm-o-Matic) I'm starting a little investigation into the development of 'post-gay' identity. And I mean this not at all in the sense of 'ex-gay Christians' but instead in the way LGBTQ youth are claiming post-gay as an identity that signals sexual fluidity and doing away with labels (as explored in Edmund Coleman-Fountain's... Continue Reading →

Not even Snapchat can save us from ourselves

(Photo courtesy of Alyssa L. Miller) While preparing for work this morning, the casual banter went as follows: My Partner: “Are you ready to go?” Me: “No, I’m reading some article about Snapchat.” MP: “Is that the one about the security issue where they leaked-” Me: “Names and phone numbers?” MP: “Yeah… But we should... Continue Reading →

A bit of practical advice

Your Networked World: Connections, Self-Presentation and Privacy in the Age of Social Media from Stefanie Duguay I'm giving this presentation at a "Lunch and Learn" event at work tomorrow! It will be my first time translating my research and literature review into practical advice and media literacy tips that everyday social media users can apply.... Continue Reading →

The Internet ≠ Progress

(Abandoned NSA 'listening station', Teufelsburg, Berlin) With the arrival of winter in Canada, there’s no better time to get books out of the library with no intention of returning them by their original due date. In an attempt to fill in my knowledge gaps relating to queer theory, LGBT studies, and feminism, I spent last... Continue Reading →

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