Dog-Eared: December 2014

Some new news and some not-quite-as-new-but-still-new-ish-and-worth-checking-out news!

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Not privilege, but rights and wrongs: a post by a children’s literature scholar. Because one person’s rights should never necessitate wronging others.

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Australian Lieutenant General David Morrison declares war on sexual harassment of military personnel by their peers or officers. Brilliant and sobering. This is actually from last year; unfortunately, the problems General Morrison names are still prevalent in not only Australia’s military, but in Canada, the U.S.’s, and undoubtedly, other nations’ armed forces as well.

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Our very own Maggie de Vries (a part of the MACL UBC program) recently gave a TED-SFU talk. It was wonderful and you should check it out for yourself here:

The red umbrella — sex work, stigma, & the law | Maggie de Vries | TEDxSFU

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A comparison of feminism and romance in Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones’s novel, and Hayao Miyazaki’s film translation.

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A post from a couple years back by the (late) (lovely) author Margaret Frazer, who wrote murder mysteries set in 1400s England, on the time both the cover and the blurb for her latest novel went spectacularly wrong.

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Moving memorials in The New York Times for authors and other artists who died in 2014.

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