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By shonias on October 10, 2013
TW: Discussions of rape culture and child sexual abuse The 21st annual Ernie awards were held at NSW Parliament House last night, and for the first time I was there for the … festivities? It’s a fun night, but also a little arduous. It’s fantastic to be in room with 400 (nearly all) women, to […]
By tigtog on September 17, 2013
Pax Dickinson, whose employment as CTO at Business Insider was abruptly terminated when the board’s attention was drawn to some of his bigoted jackass tweets and the potential liability risk they could present to the company, had an interview in nymag entitled Pax Dickinson on His Regrets, the Media ‘Witch Hunt,’ and What Women Need to Understand About Men (so not doubling down in any way at all) where Pax shares his fear that “turning [tech] into a politically correct wasteland” will take away “the freewheeling nature of [tech that] leads to innovation [which is] really important to this country and to the world”.
Matt Yglesias calls bullshit…
By Orlando on August 15, 2013
In the interests of sound record-keeping, here is a collation of some of the awful, awful things Tony Abbott has been saying since the federal election date was set. Get ready to be set reeling by the way he is capable of being offensive in so many directions at once, but also remind yourself that this is just in the past week.
By tigtog on July 1, 2013
SFF joins the Deep Rifts! club.
When men disagree with others it’s a robust addition to free speech, when women disagree with men it’s to silence them
By tigtog on June 1, 2013
This time it’s women objecting to sexist content in the professional magazine for the Science Fiction Writers Of America who are causing Deep Rifts™.
By tigtog on April 11, 2013
The important point here is that we shouldn’t accept superficially casual dismissals of ‘vocabulary wars,’ ‘fetishization,’ or ‘language policing.’ We should look closely at the words people cling to with the most tenacity, even as they try to sound blas? about it..
By Mindy on March 8, 2013
In time for International Women’s Day in Australia the first of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games has been released. This one is the Damsel in Distress trope.
By blue milk on March 2, 2013
Prime Minister Gillard’s looks would be irrelevant except that everything about her, including her appearance, has been represented in the media in such an incredibly hostile manner that you’ll be genuinely taken aback when you meet her. And it’s depressing, as a woman, to see this for yourself – the contrast between the Prime Minister as she appears, in person, and how you think she looks based on her appearance in the media.
By tigtog on January 11, 2013
Eva Cox in The Conversation: Tony Abbott: a confused, conservative sexist, but not a misogynist.
Milanda Rout in The Australian (paywalled): Feminist insists Abbott no misogynist.
By tigtog on January 1, 2013
Society sets us up to judge the choices of others, creating “wars” and “catfights” rather than encouraging us to press for change.
By tigtog on December 18, 2012
Being a feminist is not a merit badge you pin to your sash one time or an achievement you unlock; it’s a journey outside the borders of ingrained belief and a process of self-correction.
By tigtog on December 8, 2012
history – the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves – was looking the other way
By tigtog on December 4, 2012
[Evolutionary psychology hardly covers] the evolution of morality, the evolution of politics, of cuture, of the artistic sense, etc … There is instead an obsessive focus on gender roles.
By Orlando on November 20, 2012
The latest report from the Geena Davis Institute is the very detailed “Gender Roles & Occupations: A Look at Character Attributes and Job-Related Aspirations in Film and Television”. Most people are aware that women and girls are underrepresented as speaking characters in film and television, but you may still be shocked by how much.