Showing posts from February, 2015

My Oscar Rant: Hollywood's Problem is Hollywood

Lee & Low Books’ infographics I'm a Hollywood outsider that didn't that didn't watch the 2015 Oscars broadcast. I don't think I've watched them for the past five years. I do my best not to watch most if not all award shows. Every once and awhile I slip up and get sucked back in. It's a relapse that comes from all my years of being a die hard T.V. viewer. Although I didn't watch I did follow a bit of the action on Twitter. It's my go to, to stay in the now when it comes to news, celebrity and politics. It was on fire with Oscar buzz from the night's nominees, award winners, and the dynamic speeches. Patricia Arquette got her props last night at the awards and on social media. Although I don't watch the Oscars, the media attention, influence, and significance it has in our lives doesn't escape me. Media matters. After all, I was following many conversations and news updates via Twitter for about an hour. It's why I feel lik

It's Official, I'm Headed to the Consuming/Culture Conference

After some serious thought and with the support of my hubby I've decided that it's worth my time and money to head to the Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Pixels and Print conference. Whoot, Whoot! While I was snowed in this weekend I took the time to register for the conference and book my flight. I reviewed the agenda and am looking forward to the opportunity to meet other women and learn about their research on topics focused on gender inequity and how the problem manifests itself in society. One of the conference highlights is that Angela McRobbie will be a keynote speaker. She is a thought leader that has written many papers addressing post-feminism and the impact and influence media has on women in society. I reviewed many of her published papers as part of my thesis research. It will be cool to hear from the woman that influenced my own research as well as many others when it comes to women and gender studies. This will be the first time I present at an ac

Taking Stock: Recapping the Week

Babita and Shurmilla joined me at stir-fry class. This week was pretty interesting and it wasn't because the Seattle Seahawks through away their chance to win Superbowl  XLIX  or that Brian Williams , NBC's nightly news anchor apologized for mucking up the truth in his reports of an event that he encountered while on assignment in Iraq. Both were interested media stories, but not what made my week particularly interesting. This week, I changed up things a bit and didn't follow my usual routine, which was nice. Monday's snow storm changed my work routine, instead of driving into the office, I worked from home. I really love having that option because the last place I want to be is out there on the roads snow. Considering we get our fair share of snow, one would think people would and should know how to handle themselves in inclement weather. Many don't, too many.  Chicken and vegetable chow mein I helped to prepare. When Karim and I both work from home