An Eye on New Media
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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
Curated by Ken Morrison
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I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl!

I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Of course, we can never be certain, as there is no record of Darrow himself ever discussing his intentions with the book. All we have is speculation — but let’s at least make it of the contextually intelligent kind. Sure, he was born in the first decade of the twentieth century — a time when those absurd gender norms were very much alive and well, a time not too long after it was perfectly acceptable for a wholly non-sarcastic Map of Woman’s Heart to exist and a list of don’ts for female bicyclists could be published in complete seriousness. And he came of age in a culture where those same norms very much mandated the rules of love and gender relations. But that’s perhaps all the more reason for a man who dedicated his creative career to our era’s smartest institution of cultural commentary to poke fun at society’s ebb and flow of values the best way he knew how — through his satirical cartoons.



Sadly, I’m Glad I’m a Boy!: I’m Glad I’m a Girl! rests in the cemetery of out-of-print gems — but it might well be worth a trip to the local library.

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Here is a look at some not-so-old media from the 1970s shaping children's views of gender roles.
 

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Sheryl Sandberg Soundbites and Interviews

"There is work. There is life.  There is no balance" --Sheryl Sandberg

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This is a very nice collection of interviews with Sheryl Sandberg.  She discusses everything from issues surrounding her "Lean In" book, as well as her life at Google and Facebook, her childhood, and many great soundbites about life.  

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Ken Morrison's comment, July 4, 2013 12:03 AM
ugh. Of course I meant "soundbites" and not 'sandbites'. Either way, thank you for the rescoop!
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1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook : Shiny Shiny

1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook : Shiny Shiny | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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More than 1500 women polled admitted to having purposefully uploaded a gross photograph of a friend in a bikini. An even bigger 45% said they upload unflattering outfit shots all the time and 41% decide to tag when someone hasn't got make-up on

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On Facebook, It's A Woman's World..

On Facebook, It's A Woman's World.. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Women are dominating in the digital "battle of the sexes." That's what the numbers say, anyway.
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I am sharing this infographic and explanation because i discovered a blindspot.  I did not know that women also outnumber men in online gaming.  I realize that women are often forgotten when creating and marketing games, but I did not realize that they were the majority of online gamers.

Ken

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