Alisa Krasnostein blogs daily at girlie jones, where she writes about her life and her passion for speculative fiction, feminism, environmentalism, current affairs and pop culture. She is the founder of Twelfth Planet Press, an independent specfic publishing house in… Read More ›
Join our Facebook group – “Against the Proposed Narrowing of Accessible Parking Permit Eligibility“! ~~~ As regular readers know, the Australian Government is looking to reduce the number of disabled parking permits available to the community, by refusing access to… Read More ›
Kenyan man James Kimondo is suing G10 women’s rights activists who urged women to engage in a week-long sex strike as a political protest, the BBC reports. And the illustration on the Beeb’s article has to be seen to be… Read More ›
[Post contains spoilers for Dollhouse episode 4, unrelated to the serial plot. THERE ARE SPOILERS IN COMMENTS.] Hey Joss Whedon, Mr Feminist Icon dude, can I have a word in your shell-like? There are fields of endeavour in which the… Read More ›
Today’s Friday Hoyden is by guest Hoyden Chally from Zero At The Bone. Chally’s ode to Octavia Butler was first published here, and is also being discussed at io9. Chally is a scary feminist whose hobbies include French knitting, eating… Read More ›
The Tenth Edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is fast approaching! The deadline for submissions is the end of the month, so get your posts in before midnight Saturday. SUBMIT YOUR POSTS HERE. This edition will be hosted by… Read More ›
I don’t believe you’ve met my young friend Ace, an expert in calorification, incineration, carbonization, and inflammation.
-The Doctor, The Happiness Patrol
Dorothy McShane of Perivale, UK, better known as Ace, was the Doctor’s companion in Doctor Who from 1987 until the show’s cancellation in 1989. She was young. She was independent. She was tough. She was smart. She was a glorious feminist character.
I just watched “The Doctors” on birthing. They called the show “The Alternative Birthing Debate”. I thought I’d live-semi-transcribe it for you. Some of this is quickly paraphrased, but the quoted material is not misquoted in ways (I hope) that… Read More ›
Hollywood heroines are being increasingly portrayed as neurotic, idiotic and obsessed by men, weight and weddings, a professor at Oxford University has claimed.
Dr Diane Purkiss, who is a fellow at Keble College, argued that over the past five decades the film industry has made its female characters “dumber and dumber”. The latest slew of chick-flicks, including He’s Just Not That Into You and Confessions of a Shopaholic, fall prey to the “worst kind of regressive, pre-feminist stereotype of misogynistic cliche,” she added.