So Last week I attended this writers workshop specifically for women. It was really great. And it was really encouraging to see all the women out there who are working, and want to tell their stories. Particularly women of color and older women at that. Out of the 30 people that came, I was one of three who were under…
In The Handmaid’s Tale, women who can still have babies are used as a resource, vessels to keep the endeavor of splinter nation Gilead going. Sadly, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel does very much the same thing with the bodies of people of color.
Within a matter of hours, a movie theater in Austin, Texas sold out its first women-only screening of DC’s Wonder Woman, and they’re already planning at least one more showing. Unfortunately, the laws of the internet dictate that anytime women get something cool, some men have to bitch about it.
As the old saying goes, “men are trash.” If you’re a twenty-something woman, you’ve probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad. Or perhaps you’ve said it to coworkers after your dumb boss makes a boob joke in front of the entire company.
Here are the official complaints that were filed against Casey Affleck.
ETA: So I’ve been doing some digging and apparently a professor named Daphne Patai released a book in 1984 (because of course) that “examines all of Orwell’s major novels, essays, and journalism and argues that his reputation for moral authority is undercut by condescending attitude toward women.” Maybe I should try…
I’m currently traveling because my Uncle has died. I wasn’t particularly clsoe to him so I’m more here to support my mother. He was beloved, so a lot of family has come into town for the funeral.
Setting: Recording Studio Last Night
I mean, really, WHAT THE FUCK?
Last night was the season finale of Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong. It goes without saying that there are SPOILERS BELOW!!!
As an unabashed YA fan, I am very amused by the #MorallyComplicatedYA tag blowing up on twitter. The backstory is John Bergstrom wrote a book and got a six figure deal, and in the article on Publishers Weekly announcing the deal, said some very boneheaded things, such as:
This evening I’m giving a talk to my daughter’s Girl Scouts troop about careers in technology. I’m going to tell them that women have done amazing things in tech. I’m going to tell them that they too can do anything they set their minds to in this arena. But I will be lying to them.
Oh Jezzies, my jezzies. I have been in my new home country for almost two years and sometimes it feels like I just can't.get.a.break. I wrote about the bullshit that happened with the first job that actually brought me here. Long story short, my first boss was an asshole that I had to go totally American on and sue…
For the gamers out there - I thought you might be interested to hear what the developers of The Witcher 3 think about sex and women in games.
ETA: URBAN DICTIONARY HAS A SECOND SJW DEFINITION!
A few days ago (I think, the video is timestamped september 21st) Emma Watson gave a speech at the UN. They are starting a new initiative called heforshe with the goal of including more men in the fight for gender equality.