Tag Archives: Feminism

How women contribute to sexism: nutshell edition

From this fantastic piece talking about a current firestorm of sexism in the atheist community: But women aren’t raised in a culture that tells them they’re entitled to attention from men. We’re told instead that we have to earn it. And … Continue reading

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Addendum re: privilege and the abuse thereof

Something that today’s geek sexism thing has brought up: it’s kind of astonishing, if not surprising, how so many people who abuse their privileges think that being called out on that is a complaint about their privilege, rather than the … Continue reading

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Geek authenticity and sexism

Much as I love Scalzi, his response here to the clumsy denouncement of con babes here is kind of missing the point–and also making things worse. That this comes on top of last week’s debacle with Simon Pegg drooling over … Continue reading

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Feminism, transphobia and gender bias

Perusing Tumblr today, it appears there’s a big to-do over the remarkable cluelessness of some cisgendered feminists. Best as I can tell, this all stemmed from trans activist Julia Serano’s lament that so much of the feminist energy of the moment is centered … Continue reading

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‘Brave’? Well, maybe a little

(Mild plot spoilers herein!) I’ve been looking forward to Brave since the day I heard the news that Pixar was finally going to have a female protagonist–something they’d never, in 20 years of making movies, done before. Parent company Disney, … Continue reading

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Fashion and marketing: fantasy vs. reality

Another day, another fashion spread featuring abused women. And, of course, another comment chain full of people trying to defend the practice. The defense being used this time is “Hey, video games are violent, too. Why is this any different?” … Continue reading

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Most girls are idiots (Or: Arya Stark is my Patronus)

Figured I may as well title the post with the incendiary quote it’s about. So, as is obvious by now, I’m a big ol’ Game of Thrones fan, and particularly a fan of some of its female characters. One of … Continue reading

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Life as an MMO

Loved this bit from John Scalzi about how Straight White Males are playing the game of life at its easiest setting (a much more sensible and less-loaded metaphor than the idea of privilege–though you’d never know it from looking at the … Continue reading

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The top 10 reasons why Game of Thrones isn’t sexist

Realized I hadn’t made a proper post over here about this since my initial eff-you one to Ginia Bellafante last year. But, given that there’s yet another entry (from HuffPo this time–not giving them the hit with a link) in the “Thrones … Continue reading

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Women in TV: Or, why being anti-“Girls” is not anti-women

Though I think there’s some risk inherent in pitting such completely different shows against each other (even if they’re on the same network), this deconstruction of the representation of women in “Game of Thrones” and “Girls” is great. In particular, … Continue reading

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