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Liz Funk

Entries by Liz Funk

The Politics of Facebook

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2007 | 3:07 PM is the one watering hole where every college personality -- from the school spirit-y sorority sister, to the video game-designing computer geek, to aspiring academic who studies eight hours a hour -- can unite at one web-site and read about the details of one another's lives. It's a place...

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Where's the Trojan Man When You Need Him?

(6) Comments | Posted December 26, 2006 | 2:19 PM

It is the end of my first semester of college away from home, and I know only one thing for certain: college students are really sexed-up. Despite that the young women in my dorm bemoan the dearth of straight, available, good-looking guys in our school (and in New York...

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The Devil Wears Abercrombie

(5) Comments | Posted December 20, 2006 | 8:24 AM

At a holiday gathering earlier this month, I noted with surprise and slight distaste that my friend's eleven year old sister had been "Abercrombie-d." The little girl who I had watched grow up, from sporting a little pink onesie, to wearing pastel corduroy overalls, to donning her first pair...

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Today's Young Progressives, Today's Leaders

(5) Comments | Posted October 26, 2006 | 9:45 PM

There are 165 young people, ranging in age from seventeen to twenty-two sitting in a large convention hall. Chilled-out guys in Abercrombie jeans and pin-striped shirts tap their feet to music thumping out of a stereo. Young women in pencil skirts and cable-knit sweaters sit in groups and chat amicably....

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Feministing: Feminist? Or Just -Ing?

(24) Comments | Posted October 12, 2006 | 4:27 PM

Note: This post has been revised and links to material made reference to have been added. It has generated some controversy, including response from Jessica Valenti at Feministing, who declined to be interviewed for this piece. We urge you to read the comments to this post and to click through...

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