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What the Storm Blows In…by Jack Halberstam for BunkerBloggers

  That feeling when…every dystopian novel you have ever enjoyed, read and reread is suddenly happening in your own neighborhood! While my mind immediately turned to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring, Neville Shute’s On the Beach, Camus’s The Plague, the book I was actually reading when I […]

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Smashing the Facade of a Hong Kong Ideal

By Denise Tse-Shang Tang, guest contributor for Bunker Bloggers “I only have time to die but not enough time to get ill.” As U.S. and Canadian universities catch up with online learning, the trend is reversed for once. Hong Kong academics are offering tips on Zoom, on how to capture students’ attention while webcams flicker […]

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Teaching at Zoom University

By Tav Nyong’o for Bunker Bloggers I don’t think much about the heady days of Web 1.0 anymore. Remember those? The breathless techno-utopianism of the 1990s seems a little ludicrous in retrospect. That bubble was punctured several times over by the rough reality of the intervening decades. But the first week of social distancing-turned-“stay at […]

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Welcome to the Apocalypse

By Lisa Duggan for the Bunker Bloggers As we shelter in place, socially distance and join Zoom University, the Bully Bloggers have decided to Bunker Blog.  Treading water as the flood of multiple catastrophes rises around us, we are speechless, but also have much too much to say. The human disaster produced by the virus […]

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Just Joking: Notes on the Comedy of Hannah Gadsby By Jack Halberstam

When she steps out of the magic circle of comedy here, leaves out the punchline and instead descends into a rant, Gadsby, believes she is leaving a shitty genre behind. But in fact, ‘the love it and leave it’ mode she performs IS the genre.

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A (K)night of a Thousand Butches by Jack Halberstam

TV giveth and TV taketh away. Over the course of a few memorable evenings of television viewing recently, millions watched as Arya (Maisie Williams) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendolin Christie) on the final season of Game of Thrones, lost their virginity to men.  Meanwhile over on Gentleman Jack, an aristocratic female-bodied lord (played by Suranne […]

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Reitman vs. Ronell: Rethinking the Role of Gender and Patriarchy in Sexual Harassment Cases

By Nefertiti Takla [NOTE: DEAR READERS – BULLYBLOGGERS HAS HOSTED A LONG SERIES OF ARTICLES ON “BAD SEX.” TITLE 9, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT. WE DO SO NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CURRENT POLARIZING STRUCTURE OF DEFENSE VS. CONDEMNATION BUT IN ORDER TO BROADEN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT #METOO, TITLE IX VIOLATIONS, THE EXPLOITATION OF GRADUATE STUDENT […]

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José Quiroga From the onset, lawyers for the plaintiff argued that “Ronell created a false romantic relationship between herself and Reitman and by threat of, among other things, not allowing him to advance his Ph.D., asserted complete domination and control over his life.” The link between this “false romantic relationship” and the domination she exerted […]

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Hands on a Hard Body: Remarks on Graduate Advising as Emotional Labor

Guest post by Drew Daniel When I was a grad student at UC Berkeley in the late 90s, S.R. Bindler’s documentary “Hands on A Hard Body” came out. The film is a gripping representation of a Texas truck dealership’s gimmicky promotional giveaway. Sternly coached and heartily cheered on by their supporters, twenty four contestants have […]

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THE FULL CATASTROPHE

This is not social justice feminism. It is rather a shift from neoliberal carceral feminism (beefing up the criminal justice system to “protect” women), to the privatization of feminism (a reliance on corporate boards to dole out consequences).