Category Archives: Feminism

Problematic entertainment, part two

Carrying on from the specific-show discussion in part one. In this segment, I’ll explain why I keep watching the problematic stuff I do, while I also ditch stuff that’s theoretically less problematic.

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Problematic entertainment: Game of Thrones edition

Warning: The below piece includes discussion of sexual assault, as well as spoilers for the current seasons of Vikings and Game of Thrones, and mild spoilers for GoT’s source books. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and saw last night’s … Continue reading

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Post-script on the essentialism thing

Because this point may have been buried well enough in that wall-o’-text that some might miss it: I absolutely do not reject trans* identities just because I reject gender essentialism. I also don’t reject monosexual orientation identities just because I … Continue reading

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Why essentialists make me want to throw things

Another day, another cisgender femme arguing that women who “want to look like men” are inherently sexist because in rejecting certain aspects of a narrow definition of femininity, they’re rejecting women. I have neither heads nor desks enough to express my feelings … Continue reading

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Emotion is logical: Or, Vulcans aren’t actually very smart

First of all: Hi! Long time, no blog. Aside from posts on my parenting blog and the occasional burst of Twitter rants, my kid hasn’t given me much time to think, much less write, about much else. However, the dear … Continue reading

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Token chicks and superheroes: Thor 2 and the Bechdel Test

Thanks to the world’s best roomie giving us a date night, M and I went to see Thor: The Dark World last night. Not only did I enjoy it more than I expected to (it was also much funnier than … Continue reading

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Likely heroes: Brave, my book, and my kid

A bit late on weighing in on the buzz from a couple of weeks ago re: Disney’s makeover of Merida. Short version: gross. Slightly longer version: It’s really making me question whether I want to take my kid to any … Continue reading

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