Tweeting Self-Defense Fo Shizzle

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Remember the Feminist Ryan Gosling memes?  Then University of Wisconsin graduate student Danielle Henderson set up a Tumblr site with images of Ryan Gosling offering feminist theoretical insights to (presumably) straight women designed to make them melt and support their studying feminist theory.  tumblr_mbjg5pzdyw1r4vn34o1_1280Those memes represent one of many seriously silly mashups of high theory and pop culture.  Many more examples abound: KimKierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard), the Twitter account that tweets the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard mashed with the tweets and observations of pop star Kim Kardashian, and Kantye West (@Kantye_West)–whose statements such as, “Thieves! You may rob Kim of her jewels but never her inherent ability to rationalize the graspable content of her own surroundings,” read as if the 18th Century Enlightenment philosopher and the music producer/rapper belonged together.

And so, in our continuing mediatized efforts both to amuse and to make a difference for women’s empowerment, we bring you our very own mashup:

Self-Defense Dogg

For a seriously silly mashup of self-defense advocacy told through our beloved Snoop Dogg’s language and lyrics, follow Self-Defense Dogg (@SD_Doggystyle) and when you’ve got something that’s both feminist and fly to say about self-defense, like, “Don’t drink the Red Flag Campaign’s coolaid cuz women can be their own bystanders,” use the hashtag #SD_Doggystyle.

That’s right, it’s self-defense doggystyle!  Follow Self-Defense Dogg on Twitter. Fo shizzle!

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