Category Archives: Gender issues

Covers that make me say, "I want to play that!"

Over at Yudhishthira’s Dice, Brand poses the question: Ladies, what RPG covers (or interiors) have you seen that involve a woman in the art that make you say, “I want to play that” or, just as good “I want to … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Gender issues, Tabletop RPGs, LARP, etc, Video Games | 11 Comments

APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

Stories like this BBC News article brought to my attention by one of our readers, Sexualisation ‘harms’ young girls, have been making the rounds in the feminist blogsphere. I am probably not going to do a breakdown of it, as … Continue reading

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Is gender inclusive game design important?

Q: Is gender inclusive game design important? A: Yes. For anyone familiar with my blog, you’ll know already that I take the above answer as a given in most of my posts. But today I got an e-mail from my … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Gender issues, Popular Culture, Video Games | 23 Comments

IMPACT Defense Against Multiple Assailants class

Good afternoon, Shrub.com! My name is Katie, and I’m a white cisgendered female heterosexual able-bodied blogger. Andrea gave me a Shrub login a few weeks ago so I could post ideas that I thought fit the thoughtful “breaking out of … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Eradicating Divisive Discourse, Feminism, Gender essentialism, Gender issues, Masculinities | 6 Comments

New Blog: First Woman

Ragnell has created a new group blog: First Woman. In her own words: Saturday morning, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced her candidacy for President. [...] So, I’m finally starting a political blog, so I can follow the media coverage and … Continue reading

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Good Children and Better Women: Lessons Learned from Nanny McPhee

On New Year’s Eve, tekanji and I watched Nanny McPhee, a British fantasy movie for children. In the film, the magical Nanny McPhee comes to the Brown Estate to help Cedric Brown, widower and mortician, manage his seven unruly children, … Continue reading

Posted in Film and televison, Gender Caste, Gender issues, Masculinities | 11 Comments

Silent Hill Movie

You would think that a movie that has women as the main protagonists would be a progressive step forward in terms of the portrayal of women in film. With Silent Hill, you would be wrong. I went into the movie … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Film and televison, Gender issues, Privilege, The Evil -ism's, Video Games | 23 Comments

Fox News on genderblind college rooming

On a related issue, Fox News contributes to the skyrocketing divorce rates with this insulting piece. Seriously, if their relationships are that bad that they believe that kind of BS, why are they married in the first place? Via queer_rage

Posted in Gender Caste, Gender essentialism, Gender issues, Media and journalism, Queer Issues, The Evil -ism's, USA | 6 Comments

A post to read while I'm away

Still on break. Having fun playing Final Fantasy XI. While I’m gone, you can check out this post by Tamora pierce. Here’s an excerpt: [...] But honestly, why is it strange to like to write for girls? Aren’t they worth … Continue reading

Posted in Books, magazines, etc., Comics, cartoons, manga, and anime, Gender issues | 1 Comment

Video: Damsels, Vixens & Buff Guys: Sexism in Video Games

If you want, you can view the trainwreck of comments here.

Posted in Film and televison, Gender issues, Popular Culture, Video Games | 3 Comments