Sexism and homophobia are still serious problems, but queer folks are taking beautiful photos, Rachel Maddow tells Obama critics what’s up, Florida farmworkers are organizing for fair wages and better working conditions, and much more!
“I once had a life where I could go blocks, miles, months without a stranger standing in my way, saying, ‘Hey girl, where you goin’ in such a hurry?’ I want to take my personal space bubble to the shop and have it re-inflated to its original size, but that chapter of my life seems to be done.”
“As this Black History Month winds down, let’s remember that reclaiming histories is not a one-shot deal. Let’s take time to be thankful for these lesbians who kept it queer and kept it real.”
Of the top 50 movies of 2013, those that pass the Bechdel test outperformed those that did not by 1.56 billion dollars.
“I think the root of the problem is that our society immediately writes off anything perceived as feminine or relating to women. While funneling more women into STEM fields may produce marginal gains, it actually leaves the underlying issue — male privilege — largely untouched.”
Evan Rachel Wood’s latest film had a sex scene cut out of it after the MPAA threatened to give it a NC-17 rating. Luckily for us, she isn’t the type to sit by and let that stand.
A TV columnist is attacking Sarah Silverman for “trying to be as dirty as the guys” in her stand-up routine. Seriously, when are men going to stop telling women what we can and can’t tell jokes about?
Following the “Titstare” fiasco at Disrupt, we’re having a greater conversation about sexism in the tech industry. And women who work in tech won’t be the only humans to benefit from the disruption of brogrammer culture.
The East Coast’s largest anime convention had everything an anime fan could want, including some interesting conversations about representation of women in anime.
Katie Roiphe thinks that some women writers are too quick to call “sexism” in interviews. We’re not so sure.
“People hating women in general is one of the many things that is wrong with our country, but is that why people aren’t watching this show? Questionable.”
Can you be a bisexual Congresswoman, and not have your sexuality define you or your politics? Apparently not, if WaPo’s Manuel Roig-Franzia has anything to say about it.
In which we respond to “Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies,” an article by a gay man who noticed his peers “curiously comfortable critiquing and touching women’s bodies at whim.”
“Anthropy proves to us that video games can tell our stories as queer and trans* women. They can vent our frustrations in ways other people can experience. They can help us to communicate the things we go through in an unprecedented, interactive way.”
How is sexism perpetuated in anime and manga? What is the role of women in geek culture? Just some of the interesting topics covered by my visit to the East Coast’s largest anime convention.
Today in news you probably could have predicted, homophobes are sexist.
Perhaps even more heartwrenching than the financial stress that these woman face is the constant reminder that their bodies do not fit the status quo.
Criticism aimed at “The Newsroom” for not respecting its female characters might be missing the larger picture.
Adam Carolla of “The Man Show” doesn’t think women are funny and thinks jokes about the LGBT community are ok. I’m shocked.
“Being funny is like any other artistic skill, but to wield it successfully requires outspokenness, unapologetic honesty, supreme self-assuredness, and an outright refusal to pander. And those aren’t exactly the traits we foster in our little girls.”