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Librarianing to Transgress: Closing Keynote ACRL OR/WA 2014

Below is the slightly edited version of the closing keynote talk I gave at ACRL OR/WA 2014.

Great conference, really cool people, gorgeous setting.

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Library Stuff

Transgender People and Theology

The following segment- Transgender People and Theology was on Religion and Ethics Newsweekly at PBS.org.

I don’t talk  religion or politics- EVER. If you are familiar with my blog, then you already know this. 49 more words


Why Are There Only Femme Femmes?

Greaves and Oliffe (2012) in the chapter ‘Beyond the Binaries’ discussed by Johnson and Repta (2012) present an argument to researchers to challenge the masculine man and feminine female categories when designing gender and sex research. 620 more words


Butch wife

I never wanted a wife.

I never wanted to be a wife.

I figured a way around all of that tradition sometime in the ’80s. I suggested to my college roommate that after graduation we get a place and live, you know, like… 601 more words


Including women’s preferences to enhance cassava breeding programs – conversing with Bill Gates

Graduate student Paula Iragaba uncovered a major disconnect in the course of her research: While plant breeders in her native Uganda focus on developing cassava varieties with high yield or starch content or disease resistance, the people primarily responsible for processing and cooking the plant – women – have their own priorities. 164 more words


Doubt and Self-Loathing Resulting in... Meh

Doubt and Self-Loathing Resulting in Hesitation

Topics: Semiotics, Poulenc, Academia, Sexism

Note for new readers: you’ve stumbled across my online diary of sorts. As such, I curse, complain, and generally ramble. 1,337 more words