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About skiffybroad

Canadian, now living in the American midwest. Glasses, grey hair, once liberal, now trending further left on most things, but often reticent about being impolite. Could be the Canadian upbringing; certainly throws a spanner in my would-be politically radical works. Lover of all things skiffical - science fiction, fantasy, speculative this and that, genre television and films, the cult of the geek. And, of course, proud denizen of the gorgeously byzantine interpersonal social world that is the fannish subculture, from 1930s-era fandom to single-show or single-author online fandom. I like learning the languages in my world, using them, making friends with them, and - occasionally - trying to explain them (and the rest of my world) to folks outside its borders. Oh, I'm also a writer, or I hadn't I mentioned that? Married, one child now grown. Husband and son are both fen (look it up, youngsters.) Lover of jazz and rock and roll. Lover of democracy. The rest is subject to change without notice, except that I usually telegraph my punches.

Academia, Love Me Back

My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that w… Source: Academia, Love Me Back

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Originally posted on In Our Words:
by: Raechel T.  Last year—(probably right around the same time of the now widely-distributed Time magazine workout photo shoot)—Vice Presidential Republican candidate Paul Ryan told an interviewer for the conservative news site Human Events…

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Women Are Corporations, Too: How Big Business Can Save Vaginas Everywhere

Women Are Corporations, Too: How Big Business Can Save Vaginas Everywhere. Go read this, by Mark Nott, over at In Our Words. Jonathan Swift would have approved of this. I certainly do, and I have more cause to, since I, … Continue reading

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State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights | Women’s Media Center

State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights | Women’s Media Center. I wish that I could convince myself that the majority of men and women in this country weren’t either passive or active participants in shaming culture, weren’t willing … Continue reading

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Here I Am

And perhaps here I’ll be, in the days or weeks to come. Perhaps I’ll have something worthwhile to say. Perhaps not. We shall see.

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