Pamela Hill Nettleton

Professor, magazine writer, op-ed writer, essayist, author, playwright.

Pamela Hill Nettleton is an assistant professor at Marquette University, where she teaches media studies and journalism and researches domestic violence coverage in media as well as masculinity and gender in media.

She writes books, magazine articles, librettos, scripts, and essays. Her award-winning essays and articles appears in RedbookFamilyFunSports Illustrated for KidsBetter Homes & GardensU.S. Catholic, Reader’s Digest magazines, the StarTribune, the Pioneer PressFine GardeningMilwaukee Magazine, Live MusicMEL, The LutheranBride AgainMpls./St Paul MagazineTwin Cities Business MonthlyMinnesota BrideMidwest Home & DesignAmerican HockeyMinnesota Monthly magazine, and other web and print publications.

Latest stories

No Girls Allowed: Television Boys’ Club as Resistance to Feminism

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This article analyzes the male-only spaces present in four television series, FX’s The Shield, Nip/Tuck , Rescue Me, and ABC’s Boston Legal, which each include a gendered territory as a recurring feature. I argue that these homosocially segregated environments enforce boundaries against women and shelter intense bromance relationships that foreclose romantic relationships of any kind, acting as...

The Kids Are All Right

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The first thing I mothered was a turtle the size of a silver dollar pancake that I bought for 88 cents at Woolworth’s. The store clerk handed over Herman (I believe there was some legal requirement then that all turtles be named Herman) in a tiny Chinese takeout box, and his little claws scrabbled against the waxy interior all the way home in the family Dodge. In a display of largesse, my mother...

Milwaukee County Supervisor Notices Hillary is A Girl

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Milwaukee County Supervisor Deana Alexander has taken to referring to Hillary Clinton as “Ovary.” Alexander hopes her Twitter hashtags #OvaryClinton and #OperationOvary will be mistaken for insightful political commentary. They are anything but. Alexander’s rhetorical move to name-calling based on body parts is not only gender bullying, but reveals a self-loathing and desperate desire to gain the...

County Supervisor Notices Hillary Is A Girl

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Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander has taken to referring to Hillary Clinton as “Ovary.” Alexander hopes her Twitter hashtags #OvaryClinton and #OperationOvary will be mistaken for insightful political commentary. They are anything but. Alexander’s rhetorical move to name-calling based on body parts is not only gender bullying, but reveals a self-loathing and desperate desire to gain...

Alone, But Not Lonesome

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Not to get all tragic, but when I go out, I go out alone. It happens to be the way I roll these days. I dine alone. I go to movies alone. I attend the theater alone. Table for one. A single ticket. Just one ice cream cone. I am fine with this. It’s Milwaukee that seems to have a problem. I have practiced my aberrant lifestyle in New York, in London, in Lugano, Switzerland, and along the decidedly...

When Writers Write about Writers

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When the voice of a superb writer is stilled, a community of people who make their living by putting feelings into wise and nuanced words does what it does best. Writers write about writers we have lost. The colleagues and friends of New York Times media columnist David Carr have remembered and mourned him since his untimely death in the newsroom on February 12. Before he was published in The...

Job: Comm Specialist, Village of Whitefish Bay

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Communications Specialist  Village of Whitefish Bay   The Village of Whitefish Bay is seeking a part-time, Communications and Social Media Specialist (10 hours per week) to drive the Village’s social media engagement and public information initiatives.  This position will be responsible for print and online communication/social media initiatives for the organization.  The ability to be a...

Scripps Howard Foundation Semesters

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March 15 is the deadline for students to apply for fall internships with the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program. These are paid internships ($3,346) with free housing in furnished apartments.   The interns report, write, take photos and make videos. They also tour Washington journalism and government institutions and take part in weekly seminars to discuss issues in...