I’m so happy to announce a new partnership with Mental Floss! They will be featuring select posts from SocImages and bringing the sociological imagination to an even wider audience! Fabulous! Our first post is here.
I’m excited to have been invited to speak about Sociological Images and public sociology in the upcoming months. I’ll be at the University of Nebraska, Omaha on November 13 and Witchita State University on March 4. (And thanks to Marshall University and Shawnee State for having me this month!) If anyone is in Omaha, Witchita, or Syracuse, let’s get in touch! More details here.
You like! Here are our most appreciated posts this month:
- 114 years young: Lightbulbs before planned obsolescence (1,700+ likes)
- Masculinity, Marines, and My Little Pony (1,100+ likes)
- Aren’t the poor comparatively rich? The fallacy of faulty comparison (800+ likes)
- Fat shaming in real life (650+ likes)
- Understanding mass incarceration (400+ likes)
Top post on Tumblr this month:
- Millennials are no less racist than Generation X (15,600+ notes)
Social Media ‘n’ Stuff:
Your monthly reminder that SocImages is on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, and Pinterest. I’m on Facebook and Instagram and most of the team is on Twitter: @lisawade, @gwensharpnv, @familyunequal, and @jaylivingston.
Happy Halloween everyone! Here’s some scary characters riding the goblin float in the Krewe of Boo Halloween parade in New Orleans this year. Watch out or your might get some beads!
Lisa Wade, PhD is a professor at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture, and a textbook about gender. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.