Author Archives: tekanji

Why are body politics important? [Loving Our Bodies, Part 4]

If I had a penny for every time I’ve seen people, both men and women, call issues such as shaving “petty” or otherwise mock them when someone brings up the double standard as an example of why we aren’t equal, … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender Caste, Gender Cultism, Loving Our Bodies, The Beauty Myth | 16 Comments

The double standard: "Doesn't that perpetuate sexism?"

How it Works (hat tip Feministe) So, I’ve been quiet mostly because I need to find an apartment before April and so that’s been keeping me busy. Last weekend I went to Osaka to check out some potentials and my … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, The Evil -ism's | 11 Comments

What myths about feminism do you want debunked?

While I’m thinking about it, what myths about feminism would you like to see debunked on the Feminism 101 site? I’ve already tackled the bra-burning myth, and the all feminists are hairy-legged myth; in the works is tackling the subject … Continue reading

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Crecente fights the boy's club of gaming… ORLY?

Now, I’ll be honest here. I think that Brian Crecente is an unprofessional misogynist who doesn’t have the writing skills to match his journalism education. Given his track record, I don’t think he’s fit to write articles, much less be … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Feminism, Media and journalism, Video Games | 6 Comments

Ask a Feminist

I was just working on a new Feminism Friday post over at Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog and I had a thought (what? me? have thoughts? I know, so out of left field). My thought was this: wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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Stephanie gets her due

Via In her memory: Batman #673: Project Girl Wonder has led to a number of shout-outs in comics in the year and a half since it began. We’ve had Rip Hunter wonder “No Trophy = Stephanie?” on his board of … Continue reading

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Reasons why unisex bathrooms are good for all

When we talk about replacing gendered bathrooms with unisex ones, the conversation tends to focus on the important issue of giving those who don’t fit easily into the gender binary (whether they be trans*, genderqueer, intersexed, or even engaging in … Continue reading

Posted in Queer Issues | 16 Comments

Male gaze, what male gaze?

I think the video says it all. But, if not, then go read this deconstruction of the site being advertised: Chickipedia. For Guys That Never Get Laid.

Posted in Gender Cultism, Gender issues, Popular Culture, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Beauty Myth, The Evil -ism's, The Internet is Serious Business | 2 Comments

Happy Day After Blog for Choice Day

Via morchades.

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Discrimination, Feminism, Multiculturalism, Reproductive Rights, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's | Comments Off

Blogging for Choice

When people say “choice” the first thing we tend to think of is abortions. Me, I’m never going to get an abortion — unless the universe really hates me, that is. You see, when I was 23 I got my … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Childfree Issues, Feminism, Reproductive Rights | 3 Comments