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Is this a blog?

rhetorical questions & the thinkable life

Salman Rushdie is credited with having observed: "One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable." Rhetoric, as an intellectual pursuit, explores the power and force of communication, in all the many shapes and colors it comes in. For me, rhetorical questions lie on the boundary between the unthinkable and the thinkable: the space where culture and communication and the practical and the aesthetic mix in messy glory.

GAP’s answer to women’s stalled academic careers: Get cute

By Melanie McNaughton | Jun 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
clothes laid out on a floor

A couple of weeks ago a promotional email advertising GAP professional wear for women crossed my path. The ad brought to mind fake reviews for an infamous PhD Costume on Amazon. In my favorite ‘review’ for the sexxxy PhD costume the author writes: “Like all lady Ph.Ds, I frequently ask myself: ‘How could I be …

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