Silent Summer: Noisy Fall…

Summer is an interesting time for graduate students. There are conferences to attend, research trips to take, much writing/editing to do, and always the need to find some sort of gainful employment to pay the bills during the 4 months without funding. This situation is not conducive to keeping blogs up-to-date. Plus when you are out of the reading/comps stage of the a phd and onto the proposal/research/writing stage there are many days when the thought of typing out yet more coherent sentences causes your brian to shut down completely. At least that is the case for me after a long day of writing and editing.
Now that I am on to the researching, writing, editing portion of the phd there will be much less text and many more images on this blog as I like to share the fun things I find while researching. Some will be about environmentalism, and universities. Others will just be entertaining things I stumble upon.
This falls under the stumbled upon category. This weekend has been devoted to reading as many issues of The Ubyssey as possible in preparation for the first of three 36 hour research trips to the UBC Archives. Advertisements like the one below are in every issue of the student newspaper in the 1970s and are not something you often find in student newspapers in the 21st century. At least in my decade in post-secondary I haven’t come across many of them. Times they are a changin’ and that is a very good thing in this case.

Shiny things advertised in EVERY ISSUE...


This advertisement and others like it were run in the same student newspaper that regularly ran articles promoting women’s rights and equality. Coming out with editorials like the one below.

More in keeping with the students were debating in The Ubyssey...

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About Lauren Wheeler

A reformed history phd student working as a public historian and looking for connections between museums and environmental history from the often freezing reaches of Canada (aka Edmonton).
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2 Responses to Silent Summer: Noisy Fall…

  1. me says:

    Perhaps a history lesson is in order, considering that Lady Godiva “paraded” for the sake of women’s rights in the first place

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