Comments on: Cowgirl Up: my talk at the University of Texas http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Sarah Weddington to be fired from adjunct position at U. Texas : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-819367 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:11:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-819367 [...] history news of the week–a Famous First pioneer is about to lose her job.  Hey, Longhorns:  what gives?  (Via Echidne).  In 1967, 26-year-old attorney Sarah Weddington joined forces with [...]

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By: SLACers aren’t the only lonely ones « Memoirs of a SLACer http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-801377 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:46:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-801377 [...] long-running) reading group.  Historiann, however, presents blogging as another alternative in her blog post summarizing her talk summarizing her feminist blogging (how meta!).  She [...]

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By: Am I wasting my time? « Feminéma http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-800745 Sat, 12 Mar 2011 21:38:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-800745 [...] Over at Historiann, the great academic blog kept from a feminist perspective, she commented on this … by noting that “blogs can be spaces that become virtual communities where we can combat isolation and have conversations about our common interests.” It’s a nice point. I can’t tell you the incredible satisfaction I experienced when I realized that people I didn’t know were reading and commenting on this blog. I still get a major charge when someone new comments or subscribes. [...]

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By: Kim http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-798480 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:17:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-798480 @Historiann,

Gads, just when I start to feel good about it again, you go and remind me that I could be someone’s mother. I too am in that early 40s range and finally have students who’ve been alive longer than my marriage. Weird.

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By: FrauTech http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-798362 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:28:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-798362 Just realized I never thought twice about the cowgirl images. Not sure why they don’t bother me, whereas some other female bloggers who use modern images of the idealized sexualized female DOES bother me. Guess I will have to think over where the disconnect in my brain is.

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By: Another Damned Medievalist http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-797959 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:12:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-797959 I never asked about the Elvgren pics because I always figured you used them for a good reason and also I have sort of a love for those sorts of pin-ups because they carry so many different messages, including my favorite, which is that they kind of sum up a sort of clueless sexism that explains so much about our past and our present.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-797852 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 16:42:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-797852 Thanks, Kim–*I’ve* heard of Metro State, of course, and I sympathize with your institution’s efforts to find a less generic name.

Glad you like the cowgirls. That seems to be the consensus. In my original response to m Andrea, I mentioned how I thought it might be necrotic or exploitative of their youth, when as a woman in my (very early!) 40s I am potentially old enough in theory to be their mother. But when I ran this idea by a man in the History department at Texas, he commented that he didn’t think about their age, he just read them as vintage posters from the 1940s and 1950s. (And of course, these women would now be in their 80s or 90s now!)

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By: Kim http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-797623 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:25:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-797623 Historiann -

I may not be local, but I’m just down the road and I read your blog all the time. I teach history at Metro State (that’s ok, no one else has heard of it either, despite us having 24,000 students) and am a alumna of Ram U. I loved the cowgirls first thing – in fact, it made me want to read the blog.

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-797490 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:27:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-797490 Indyanna, FTMFW!

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/04/cowgirl-up-my-talk-at-the-university-of-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-797481 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 18:24:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14343#comment-797481 “Centering” would work for a conference about a shipload full of families that got dismasted halfway between Bermuda and the Azores, and just continued to spin slowly around there in the weak currents and eddies, like a plastic fireboat abandoned in a rapidly cooling bathtub.

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