Feminism 101. Etched with Soma's Pen - Let's talk about category structure and oppression! Feminist Complaint. I have offered a feminist equation Rolling eyes = feminist pedagogy.
Julie Pagano - Life and Times of a Tech Feminist Killjoy. Friday Feminism: Blogging while Feminist – a 3-comment rule? « Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog. I was reading something over at Pharyngula today where PZ Myers was alerting his commentors to brace for an influx of creationist debaters following a particular story getting picked up by both Digg and Reddit, and he reminded them of his 3-comment rule for dealing with newbie debating opponents.
Don’t attack without mercy until they’ve made stupid claims in at least 3 separate comments. PZ recommended this to his readers when he found that the regulars in the comments threads were getting a bit too zealous for his taste, and the discussions were descending into vitriol spitting contests without enough leavening of actual interesting discussion. Reform of the Nerds, Starring Arthur Chu - Pacific Standard. In January of 2014, I started getting text messages from my college friends asking whether I was following our old classmate Arthur Chu on Jeopardy!
I wasn’t—I hadn’t watched the show for years—but I tuned in the next day. From then on, I watched rapt as Chu racked up what was, at the time, the third-longest winning streak in the show’s history, drawing attention not only for the size of his haul (almost $400,000 in the end), but also for his supremely stereotypical nerdiness. He used an unorthodox strategy that drew on both game theory and statistical analysis of the Jeopardy! Board. He was slightly pudgy, with glasses, and his hair was cut in a harsh horizontal line across his forehead. I had barely known Chu in college, but I loved watching him win. "Call-out culture is very problematic," said the naked emperor frantically.
There are certain truths that those of us subjected to the education given to the middle class (which is to say: just enough critical thinking to do the rich kids' homework, and not enough to realize the rich kids hate us as much as they hate the poor kids) were taught not to question.
Here are some of them; in The Night Is Dark and I Am Far from Home, Jonathan Kozol wrote about others. We need more research and facts before we make a hasty decision.There's more than one side to every story.The only real ethical precept you ever need is politeness.Objective truth exists, and we should never take decisive action until we find it. Debunking the Fairy Tale of WisCon, Feminism and Safe Spaces. This isn’t the blog entry about WisCon that I wanted to write.
Harassment at Context. What Happens When We Speak: On Con Harassment and Fandom. “So I heard that you won Tumblr,” a coworker joked with me the other day. He was referring to the maelstrom of activity that was triggered when I posted about my con harassment experience at New York Comic Con by the film crew of the YouTube web series Man Banter, hosted by Mike Babchik. I won’t reiterate everything that happened, but kept pretty good documentation. Other industry professionals and geek news sources had done the same, too. There is a petition out, created by the activist group 18 Million Rising in order to hold Babchik’s employer, Sirius XM Radio, accountable for his actions since Babchik had gotten into the convention using his job credentials. Mahalo.ne.Trash: The Long Con.
Hiding in Plain Sight ESPN has a series of sports documentaries called 30 For 30.
The Future's Been Here Since 1939: Female Fans, Cosplay, and Conventions - Uncanny Magazine. Nerds and Male Privilege. Gawker's Violentacrez Expose And How 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Predicted Geek Misogyny. By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 15, 2012 at 10:33 am "Gawker’s Violentacrez Expose And How ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Predicted Geek Misogyny" On Friday afternoon, Gawker published a long profile of a Reddit moderator who went by Violentacrez.
A Texas programmer in real life, Violentacrez has helped shape Reddit’s norms, mentoring and writing documentation for moderators, scrubbing the site for patently illegal content, but also helping establish some of its most distasteful subsections, some openly racist, and others devoted to posting and discussion of sexualized images of very young women taken or republished without their consent. It’s very, very ugly behavior, and Violentacrez, who became a Reddit star, represents the outer limit of speech Reddit will defend. "Jessica Jones" Is An Awesomely, Aggressively Feminist Superhero Series.
Netflix’s first female-fronted superhero TV show stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, a human gifted with super strength and super jumping abilities and — despite being an orphan adopted for the sole purpose of exploitation — a hero’s heart.
She wants to use her powers to help people. Early on in her crime-fighting career she gets tangled up with another “gifted” human, a sociopathic mind-controller named Zebediah Killgrave, who forces her to do horrible things on his behalf, including murdering an innocent woman. The great thing about feeling angry, and how it changed my life - Jennette Fulda. I used to joke that I had five levels of anger.
I’m fine.I’m fine.I’m fine.I’m fine.I WILL KILL YOU AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE AND RAIN SULFUR DOWN UPON YOUR HOUSE!!!! While this always got me some laughs, it was true. Recently I started to think I shouldn’t have two levels of anger disguised as five. I should actually have five levels of anger. It runs in the family. Muddy Colors: What Women Want...in Women Characters. What Women Want in Women Characters or, Women Characters Redesigned by Women SFF Artists.
Sanguinity, raptorific: Okay, so imagine there’s a doctor.... Let Me Fix That For You, SFWA. The January 2013 cover of the SFWA Bulletin was the final straw in series of sexist incidents within the ranks of the SFWA. Mr. "What's a girl doing here?" Some Thoughts on “Crazy Women” A post on HuffPo Women from a few months ago is making the rounds again. Female Friendships: Hitting All the Right Notes. A Chemical Imbalance. Sacrificing Privilege. What empowerment is. Where Does Validation Come From? A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by Hugo Schwyzer for his article He Wants to Jizz on Your Face, but Not Why You Think. True Blood: The Vampire as A Multiracial Critique on Multicultural Pluralism (Nicole Rabin) Racism And Meritocracy. Editor’s note: Guest contributor Eric Ries is the author of The Lean Startup. Follow him @ericries. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have missed the recent dust-up over race and Silicon Valley.
Stereotypes for fame and traffic. Rape Culture 101. [Trigger warning.] Frequently, I receive requests to provide a definition of the term "rape culture. " I've referred people to the Wikipedia entry on rape culture, which is pretty good, and I like the definition provided in Transforming a Rape Culture: A rape culture is a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. About consent, or, the legalization of women’s humanity « I Blame The Patriarchy. Models of Sex. 5 Things to Never Say to a Woman Who Doesn't Want Kids.
Is love universal? : Popular Romance Project.