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The GIST of Rift

Note: This is meant to be an extension of my fourth webpaper, which can be found at:

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Turkle vs. MMOs: Are her Ideas Irrelevant?

I have a strange sort of relationship with online gaming. 

I’ve always wanted to get more into gaming than I am, and have suffered short self-competitive bursts with games from Super Smash Bros. Melee to Farmville to vocabulary quizzing games. My drive was always based on trying to improve myself—trying to become faster, better, higher-leveled, unlocking achievements, rewards and items.

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Batwoman vs. GIST

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    The Art of Passing

    Professors Anne Dalke, Liz McCormack

    Gender, Information, Science, and Technology

    11 February 2011

    The Art of Passing

    Gender crossing, especially when done temporarily or situationally, often provokes the question of whether or not one can pass. The term passing, as in the novel Passing by Nella Larsen, was often historically used to describe taking on the appearance of a different racial group. Passing for gender is much more difficult. Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics that would need to be altered in order for another gender:

                       Female to Male:


    -          Bind down breasts

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