Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

Feminism For Bitches

In response to my break-down of all the ways that Playboy tried to get a look at Olivia Munn's areola, Zelda Lily's Sarah Arboleda submits, instead, that Munn is perhaps just a lying, bitchy idiot with a bad publicist who regularly "flaunts" her "female sexuality" and thus deserves only our mockery. Arboleda:

The Morning After: I Don’t See Race Edition

The first woman president (second from L) meets the first black president (second from R)
* Happy birthday, "post-racial America"! Writing in the Washington Post, Kathleen Parker does not see race. In response to criticism that calling Barack Obama the first woman president was (among other things) racist, Parker pens a column explaining that she can't [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Keep Your Fascist Government Off My Boner Edition

Porn! We simply do not discuss it enough, around here, as of late. Also, boners. It's about time we took a good hard (heh) look at these pressing social issues. And so: in this edition of Sexist Beatdown, Join Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown and I as we get explicit on anti-establishment boners, the natural [...]

Today In Smut Wars: Sexy Looks and Suitable Marriage Partners

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Since the strangely explicit anti-pornography briefing "Porn Harms" hit Capitol Hill in June, commentators have been weighing in with alternate perspectives on the state of smut today. Their thoughts—from a defense of "the fuck me look" to nostalgia about a 1978 Penthouse, after the jump:

The Morning After: Phyllis Schlafly’s Money Edition

* D.C. Mayoral candidate Leo Alexander only has 700 bucks in the war chest, and $200 of it came from Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum. That's rough, dude.

Make Your Dude-Dominated Subculture More Accessible to Women

Yesterday, feminist sci fi enthusiast and From Austin to A&M blogger Courtney Stoker graciously agreed to answer this blog's questions on how to reconcile her feminist ideals with her geekier subculture interests. Today, it's time for the bonus round!

Courtney Stoker on Feminist Geek

Courtney Stoker is a blogger, gamer, and graduate student of Victorian science fiction who describes herself as "a science fiction fanatic of the H. G. Wells/Connie Willis/Octavia Butler/Joss Whedon/Doctor Who/Star Trek variety." In other words, she's a bit of a geek. She's also a feminist. And these worlds: They do not always [...]

Olde-Tyme Misogyny Cartoon Corner

Reader Martin Quinones points us to an online archive of mid-nineteenth-century political cartoons, drawn by dude named John Leech. Head to the "feminism" section for some insight into how women's lib has been screwing up absolutely everything in polite society from as far back as 1841, particularly the lower half of women's bodies—dude hated bloomers.

Boobies As A Weapon of Mass Destruction

Players of first-person shooter game Team Fortress 2 have discovered a new accessory to aid them in offing other players: Images of English pin-up models Lucy Pinder and Keeley Hazell. Users are inserting the cheesecake photos into the game's environment in an attempt to distract other players long enough to sneak up and kill them. [...]

What’s the Gender of Your Default Scientist?

Before and After.
Geek Feminism Blog points to a really interesting exercise that has "seventh-graders  draw and describe their image of scientists before and after a visit to Fermilab." Several of the students modified the gender of their illustrated scientists after a visit to the lab. Others, uh, didn't. Here's the blog's breakdown of the [...]

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