More to Mock

Last week was the pilot episode of new ‘reality’ dating show, More to Love.  What’s the difference between this and the Bachelor/Bachelorette?  Well, apparently it’s helping obese girls find love.  Lucky them! (Photo of contestants courtesy of EW.com) Officially, the show is billed as “the first broadcast dating show entirely…

Has Facebook changed the politics of relationships?

As of late, Facebook has gained some notoriety over its privacy policies – particularly about how it has been allowing third-party applications to access the personal information of its users.  However, we have to question whether our very use of Facebook negates our claims to want for privacy. Imagine, if…

Mantlegate, Revisited.

Apparently Queen’s holds a grudge. At least, the buildings on campus do. For those of you who are unaware, in late fall of 2008 the Queen’s Arts & Science Undergraduate Society President, Jacob Mantle, a then-3rd year Politics student, commented “I like your Taliban picture” on friend’s Facebook photo. The…

Dear Diary

When did we start to trust the Internet? In a conversation with a fellow Politics student this evening, the topic of former blogs was brought up. ” If you were expecting a soul quenching diary of my romantic history, you’re in for quite a disappointment,” he said.  Well, I was…

Capitol Hill Barbie: Gone for good or just getting going?

The United States’ very own Capitol Hill Barbie announced earlier this week that she would be abandoning her position as governor of Alaska.  While this is not altogether surprising, given the ongoing media frenzy surrounding her antics and those of her children, one has to wonder whether Sarah Palin is…

Back to Basics

So, I guess this is where the blog gets a bit personal and I say goodbye to my Womens Studies project. The point of university is to grow up; to expand your horizons; to become the person you weren’t all through high school and your earlier life.  What I’ve realized…

Capitol Hill Barbie

Earlier this year, I took a Media & Politics course.  For my final paper – in the thick of the US Presidential campaigns – I wrote about how female politicians are portrayed by the media.  I was not at all surprised to discover that female politicians are questioned most often…