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This Month in SocImages (March 2014)

11Congratulations to the amazing Gwen Sharp!  She won a state-wide teaching award from the Nevada Board of Regents!  She’s the best teacher in the whole state!  This is no surprise to me, of course.  Dr. Sharp co-founded and wrote for SocImages for many years.  I’m so grateful to have worked with her for so long.  You can read her posts here or follow her on Twitter.

I’m also honored to report that SocImages received this year’s award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Thank you so much to Jane Moore and the team at MERLOT!

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Social Media ‘n’ Stuff:

This is your monthly reminder that SocImages is on TwitterFacebookTumblrGoogle+, and Pinterest.  I’m on Facebook and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade@gwensharpnv@familyunequal, and @jaylivingston.

Finally…

Video proof that I do things other than write about sociology.  Go team!

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Month in SocImages (February 2014)

SocImages News:

At the end of January we had the pleasure of introducing the world to 7 year old Charlotte’s letter to Lego asking for more female minifigs and adventures for girls.

It struck a nerve and was covered this month at The Independent, ABC News, CBC News, Fox News, io9, USA Today, The ExaminerThe New York Daily News, San Francisco GateBuzzfeedShine, Huffington Post, Metro, Vitamin W, and The Daily Mail.  And that’s just a selection from the first two pages of search results!

Readers’ Picks!

Social Media ‘n’ Stuff:

Finally, this is your monthly reminder that we’re on TwitterFacebookTumblrGoogle+, and Pinterest.  I’m on Facebook and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade@gwensharpnv@familyunequal, and @jaylivingston.

Finally…

…a lovely picture of the steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi crescent.  I’m enjoying New Orleans and looking forward to Mardi Gras and the St. Ann’s parade!

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Month in SocImages (January 2014)

SocImages News:

A proud father shared with us a letter written by his daughter, 7 year old Charlotte, to the LEGO company.  She asked for for more female minifigs and more adventure for girls.  We put the letter out on social media this week and it’s been re-tweeted over 1,000 times and shared over 3,000 times on Facebook.  This is how social media can be used to put pressure on companies to change.  Huzzah!

Well done Charlotte and big thanks to Dad!

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Reader’s Picks of the Month:

Social Media:

This is your monthly reminder that SocImages is on TwitterFacebook,TumblrGoogle+, and Pinterest.  I’m on Facebook and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade@gwensharpnv@familyunequal, and @jaylivingston.

In other news…

Stay warm New Orleans!  I’m arriving on Monday and I expect you to be hospitable!

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If you’re in the city, I’d love to get together!  I’ll be there through Mardi Gras.  Send an email to socimages@thesocietypages.org and I’ll be in touch!  

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Year in Sociological Images

We rounded out the year with 6,850,000 visits and nearly 10,000,000 page views.  We are proud and honored to enjoy over 35,000 Facebook friends and 15,000 Twitter followers, plus nearly 10,000 on Pinterest and almost 1,000 on our two-month-old Tumblr page.  A huge thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and support!

Highlights:

Best of 2013!

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Over the last week we’ve highlighted our favorite and most loved posts from 2013.  Here’s the list in case you missed it!

Reader’s Choice (plus # of Facebook likes before we re-posted)

Editor’s Picks

And this Happened…

…the fruits of my obsession with flight attendants.   If you read these, you might be obsessed too!

Happy New Year everyone!  Here’s to wonderful things in 2014!

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Month in SocImages (December 2013)

SocImages News:

New Orleans!

I’ll be in nola from early February through Mardi Gras.  If you’re in the city, I’d love to get together!  Send us an email at socimages@thesocietypages.org and I’ll be in touch!

Tweet of the Month:

Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black!

Piper Kerman tweets SI

Popular Posts this Month:

Social Media:

Finally, this is your monthly reminder that SocImages is on TwitterFacebook,TumblrGoogle+, and Pinterest.  I’m on Facebook and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade@gwensharpnv@familyunequal, and @jaylivingston.

Finally…

In case you missed it.

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Month in Sociological Images (November 2013)

New Tumblr Page!

Our Tumblr is now one month old!   We think we’re getting the hang of it, including the daily SocImages posts, highlighting the best stuff from our archives, and adding compelling quotes and links.  Please feel free to join us there!  And thanks to our intern, Javier Quiroz, for doing the bulk of the work!

Five thousand posts!

We reached quite the milestone this month.  This is our 5,016th!  Thanks to Gwen Sharp, our contributors, and our many, many guest bloggers.

New Pinterest:

I put together a new Pinterest board featuring commercials and ads that co-opt the idea of women’s liberation for marketing purposes.   Peruse examples at Marketing Feminism. Here’s a sample:

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Your Favorite Posts this Month:

Plus, the most popular post on Tumblr this month:

Social Media ‘n’ Stuff:

Finally, this is your monthly reminder that SocImages is on TwitterFacebook, TumblrGoogle+, and Pinterest.  I’m on Facebook and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade@gwensharpnv@familyunequal, and @jaylivingston.

Finally…

Shout out to my dance team, choreographers Steve and Chanzie, photographer Kyle Ellison, and director Pascal de Maria.  We danced the lindy hop to Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On all up and down that bowling alley!  Can’t wait to see the video!

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Month in Sociological Images (October 2013)

tumblrNew Tumblr Page!  We’re taking the plunge and adding Tumblr to our social media efforts.  Thanks to our new intern, Javier Quiroz, for setting up and maintaining the site.  We’ll be updating the site each day with a link to new material.  Join and help us conquer the world!

In Other SocImages News:

Your Favorite Posts:

Tweet of the Month:

Yeah, when musician Amanda Palmer tweeted a SocImages article to her one million followers and implied we were smart?  That was cool.

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Insult of the Month:

We don’t know who this “Linda Wade” chick is, but… BURN!

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Social Media Milestones!

This month we breached 30,000 Facebook friends and 15,000 Twitter followers.  Thanks to all of you who follow, like, and share!  And, for the curious, you might be interested to know that after Google search, Facebook is the #1 referrer to SocImages; Twitter is in the mix too.  So, for those of you who support our work, know that being a follower is a BIG help!  :)

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Finally…

SocImages fan Jason W. wishes you a bloody delicious Halloween!  You should have made the face, Jason!  Next time make the face!  :)

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

This Month in Sociological Images (September 2013)

Screenshot_3SocImages Meet Up in Minnesota!

Today I’m enjoying a visit to Carleton College and looking forward to spending the next two days at Macalester.  If you’re in the Twin Cities area, I’ll be at the W XYZ bar at the Aloft hotel in Minneapolis (900 Washington Ave S) on Thursday Oct. 3 at 8:30pm.  I would love to meet you and, more importantly, I would love to introduce you to each other!

Posts that Killed It:

We had an extraordinary month in September thanks to Sezin Koehler’s post on the lyrics of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”  Many had called the song “rape-y” and the video misogynistic, but Koehler took it a step further, aligning the song’s lyrics with the words of actual rapists.  This struck a chord, making stark the discomfort many felt with the song.  The post has 163,000 “likes” and 1,600 comments and counting.  It was also cross-posted or discussed at Al Jazeera, Ms., Feministing, xoJane, Pacific Standard, and Jezebel.

We had some other super popular posts this month too!  Here are the highlights, starting with Koehler’s amazing work:

And y’all seemed to like our list of professors’ pet peeves too (5,000 likes)

New Course Guides:

You can see all of our course guides here.  We hope they’re useful!

Elsewhere on the Net:

This month I had the fun opportunity of writing two original essays for Salon and one for Alternet.

Social Media ‘n’ Stuff:

Finally, this is your monthly reminder that SocImages is on TwitterFacebookGoogle+, and Pinterest.  Lisa is on Facebook and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade@gwensharpnv@familyunequal@carolineheldman, and @jaylivingston.

In Other News…

Contributor Philip Cohen can cross another thing off his bucket list.  And the rest of us will live vicariously.  His pup was featured at the joy-spreading Cute Overload.  I’m so jealous!

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.