Mansplaining I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at 40-ish, passed as the occasion's young ladies. The house in Colorado was great -- if you like Ralph Lauren-style chalets: a rugged luxury cabin at 9,000 feet, complete with elk antlers, lots of kilims, and a wood-burning stove.
Interactive Feminist Bingo Card Yeah, that's a troll you've got. Congratulations. You have a few choices at this point. You can go on the offensive and explain to your troll why they are wrong, wrong, wrong — we've helpfully provided a few remarks you might use as a starting point, based on the squares you got BINGO with — That doesn't give you the right to impose a standard of beauty on anyone else. While there are certainly reasons not to identify with the mainstream feminist movement — see also womanism — there's a difference between legitimate critiques and erasing misogyny.
Vintage Family Product Ads... Only for Ads Vintage Family Product Ads... Labels: Rare Commercials, Vintage Commercials Project Unbreakable Tumblr You may have noticed that Project Unbreakable has been pretty quiet lately. For a few months now, those of us at Unbreakable have been making some pretty big life changes, and we have had to figure out where Unbreakable is placed. It has been a very long and incredible journey, but we are saddened to say that we will be closing our doors. We will finish posting all the submissions we have, but after we run out, we are no longer going to be accepting submissions for the website (but everything will remain up – we aren’t deleting anything.) We hope you understand, and we are grateful for your support.
Repair Her Armor ...1 month ago throwdownyourhat submitted: I’m not a big fan of anime, but I do tend to leave Cartoon Network on when I’m using my computer and sometimes I end up watching a bit of it every now and again.As that is, I noticed an absolutely atrociously inappropriate outfit on a young lady (Chi Chi from Dragon Ball) and I immediately felt the call to fix it for her. I took the liberty of embellishing upon the design already present, giving her a jumpsuit instead of a bikini, and flattening her chest as well as rounding out her waist area to emphasize her youth. What I find most disturbing about the unfixed version is the chest. I mean, it is very well-pronounced for what is supposed to be a child.
Image Based Harassment and Visual Misogyny I’m making it a point to strategically share some of the online harassment I’ve received after launching my Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter. I’ve already posted about the harassment via YouTube and Wikipedia but these were not the only abusive cyber mob tactics employed to try and silence me. After struggling with whether or not to make the extent of the attacks public I’ve decided that it’s ultimately important to shed light on this type of abuse because online harassment and bullying are at epidemic levels across the internet. In addition to the aggressive actions against me that I’ve already shared, the harassers launched DDoS attacks on my site, attempted to hack into my email and other social media accounts and reported my Twitter and YouTube accounts as “terrorism”, “hate speech” or “spam”. They also attempted to “dox” and distribute my personal contact info including address and phone number on various websites and forums (including hate sites).