Look Mom! I’m a Scientist!

First day in the ICR (Institute for Communciation Research) running participants. I felt kind of dorky but in the good way!

First day in the ICR (Institute for Communciation Research) running participants. I felt kind of dorky but in the good way!

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STFU about women’s short hair

Recently some bro-tastic dude said on some frat-rageous blog that Jennifer Lawrence’s short hair made is man bits shrivel up and weep. And most people ignored him as a troll. But as an owner of on spunky head of short hair, I know this dude’s penis-priveledged opinions are all too common and really effing annoying. Luckily the RedEye agreed and they let me write a lovely opinion column today. Pixie Power! Below is a little snippet…

“But for plenty of other women, their haircut has nothing to do with a stereotypically strict sexual allure. Their haircuts are for them, not for the world, and certainly not for penises that are prone to wilt at the sight of an earlobe. They chose their pixies or straight bangs or asymmetrical cuts to create an image who they are. Their hair reflects a part of their identity that is not just sexual.  This may be the hardest thing for frat bro and our society to understand: that a woman is not defined by her sexuality, nor is she defined by what others think of her sexuality or the sex-factor of her hair cut.”

Read more at http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/ct-red-1120-p4-20131119,0,6989972.story#bLXWosXAmi3RkdFg.99

cue cute jennifer lawrence photo…..

Niki Fritz, Feminist, among other things

I’ve gotta brag a bit. My grad department is pretty flipping phenomenal. Not only do the grad students see to genuinely get along with each other but they are supportive of each other’s work. And on top of that the department also has a blog where two of our wonderful grad students post brief interviews with students. I sat down with Edo last week and the product was an interview titled “Niki Fritz, Feminist, among other things.” Not gonna lie, that’s pretty darn accurate. Check out the interview here.