Kameron Hurley’s latest book, Geek Feminist Revolution, is going to piss some people off, and that’s a good thing. It’s an extremely relevant commentary on the larger geek world that needs to be read as widely as possible.
A recent campaign argues that a ban should be placed on the development of sex robots. While well-intentioned, it’s a shortsighted idea that fails to recognize the ways in which these technologies will help us explore new ideas of inclusivity, legality, and social change.
Yesterday, I read a rather excellent article over a Comics Alliance titled “Smart, Nice and Sassy: ‘Good Girl’ Role Models Make Boring Heroes.” The central thesis of the article was that, yes, we’re getting more great female characters in comics these days, but is it possible they’re a little too great? More…
Did you know a feminist named Lizzie Magie created Monopoly in 1904 to "to teach the world about single tax theory and the idea that land — and only land — should be taxed"? Read more about the history and evolution of the 100-year-old board game in this profile.
A new study on gender bias against women of color in science has found that "100 percent of the 60 scientists interviewed reported experiencing bias and discrimination." Incredibly, it gets worse; 48 percent of African-Americans and 46.9 percent of Latinas also reported being "mistaken for administrative or custodial…
Looking back, Wonder Woman's earliest adventures are a little...strange. The first Wonder Woman comics were filled with bondage, submission, and domination — and even spanking games with small children. How was this supposed to be feminist? A new book analyzes those early Wonder Woman comics.
Call it the Netflix curse: An entire weekend spent with my eyes transfixed on the television, consuming episode after episode of The Fall, a show about a murderer, a detective and the crimes that draw them together. It's a bleak series—full of ugly, sad things that are only made more grim by the rainy Belfast…
Ray Fay gets dressed up in a pink boa and shiny pants and fed to Queen Kong, who falls in love with him. Then the giant ape fights a T-rex for the man she loves, in this completely bonkers clip from the movie Queen Kong. The best bit is where he teaches Queen Kong how to kick a dinosaur in the nuts.
There's a lot that's unique about Ana Lily Amirpour's striking new film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This will likely be cinema's only black-and-white feminist Western vampire movie, shot in a California ghost town but with all dialogue in Farsi ... unless Amirpour decides to make a sequel.
Another week, another DC comics scandal highlighting their portrayal of Women - this time, particularly egregious T-Shirts asking women to declare themselves the future Mrs. Batman, or 'celebrate' Superman scoring with Wonder Woman. How many more times is it going to take DC screwing up to stop with this bullshit?
As far as I can tell, there's a stark difference between a "feminist character" and a "character who is a feminist." While there certainly can be overlap, there rarely even seems to be, and I can't understand why there seems to be so much confusion.
Prompted by Charlie Jane Anders' discussion of the test today (as well as some of the reactions I've seen to it) I've given some thought to the Bechdel Test and whether it's ever okay for a story to fail it. There are a number of popular stories which do fail it - Pacific Rim, The Lord of the Rings, the original Star…
I know there's already been a huge amount of discussion on this subject but I thought it was worth sharing what Jennifer's analytical cousin had to say on the subject, especially since I'd heard it was pretty good. And indeed it was.
It's horribly impractical for ladies to wear bikini armor while leaving their midsections exposed...or is it? Artist Stjepan Sejic reveals the "truth" behind half-naked women warriors.
Have your pearls ready to clutch and a couch ready to faint on after you read this scandalous comic!
Apparently It's Okay To Be Smart thinks it's okay to be sexist. The science-themed YouTube show is taking a ton of flak after releasing a video portraying Albert Einstein as a lecherous old man who can't keep his hands off Marie Curie during Thanksgiving dinner.
This art project, depicting contemporary and past female role-models has generated a lot of discussion since it made its way over to these parts.