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My Feminism

I just read this article on the Men’s Rights movement: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201503/mens-rights-activism-the-red-pill?currentPage=1 …and it disturbed me. And the comments, of course. Even if the article were written with bias, even if you stripped away that bias, what lies at the core … Continue reading

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The Draw of the Alpha Hero: Cognitive Dissonance and the Modern Woman

I consider myself to be an independent, intelligent, feminist woman, and am proud to call myself these things. While not romantically inclined in my personal life, I find myself attracted to romantic fantasies in my reading habits—sometimes I struggle with … Continue reading

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The Feminist Baseline

I think there’s a fundamental conversation that we tend to skip over when we talk to someone—anyone—about feminism, and I think the lack of that conversation causes untold problems in the way we talk about these vital issues. The very … Continue reading

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The Subconscious Ism

There’s a kind of racism and sexism and prejudice that’s easy to spot, and easy to hate. It’s the overt violence, the hateful word thrown out not as an ironic joke but as a sincere insult, the flat statement about … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Online Harassment: the Culture War

[This is a continuation of the previous post about online harassment and Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist media critic harassed and threatened for talking about video games. This was just an exploration of my thoughts, so it’s probably a little rough–warning … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Online Harassment: Anita Sarkeesian

[This post and the next begins a bit of thoughts/exploration of an issue specific to the gaming world–the harassment of feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who recently had to cancel a speaking event because of a mass murder threat. But … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Online Harassment: Trolling

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about online harassment, given this whole GamerGate brouhaha… It seems systemic, unstoppable, and frequently dangerous, and it’s become a larger and larger part of the world as our social interactions (and public presences) migrate … Continue reading

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Male-Female Partnerships

I’ve noticed a common dynamic in male-female partnerships in media, mostly television, which is a little bit troubling. It wouldn’t be troubling on its own, but the sheer ubiquity of it, as well as the scarcity of its opposite, is … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Politics in My Story!

For those of us who wish to write fun commercial stories, there may come a time when we ask: should politics be a part of our stories? To some extent, they always are. Your story may be advocating for or … Continue reading

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Is Passing the Bechdel Test Enough?

The Bechdel test is a simple series of questions designed to test a film for its basic level of female participation—1. Are there two named/speaking women? 2. Do they talk to each other? 3. About something other than men/a man? … Continue reading

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