Monthly Archives: March 2011

Don’t Be Lemmings!

Lemmings: small rodents whose migratory practices lead them to follow each other in mass suicide by walking off cliffs, into the ocean, and thereby drowning. I regularly tell my students: “Don’t be lemmings!” By this I mean something like “don’t … Continue reading

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Romanticizing the Qur’an

I recently saw this TED video over at Sociological Images. Although Sociological Images is one of my favorite blogs, there are serious problems with it, and I wish there had been some critical commentary in the post. Here are just … Continue reading

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Death by a Thousand Qualifications?

I recently posted this link to my Facebook page: I followed it with a series of qualifications. “Yes, this naturalizes sexual difference, normalizes heterosexuality, and reduces women (to some extent) to their genitalia. But it’s STILL FUNNY!” A friend of … Continue reading

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