Category Archives: Gender issues

For Those Of You Coming From Destructiod

I do not hate Faith or gamers like Faith. Indeed I have tried to be respectful in my limited dealings with her and I even openly expressed support of her personally when she was being abused by the Kotaku goons … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, The Internet is Serious Business, Video Games | 3 Comments

A Not-So-Bad GF List

I don’t have time to get into it full on, but this list by Bill Ward called 15 simple rules for getting your girlfriend to play D&D actually isn’t as bad as it sounds. Partially because some of it seems … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, Girlfriend Lists, Popular Culture | 3 Comments

Fox News gets pwned by the Transgender Legal Defense Fund

Michael Silverman is my new hero of the week. Via Life, Law, Gender.

Posted in Gender issues, Media and journalism, USA | 3 Comments

Oriental Barbie

Okay, so a while ago onebrownwoman has this awesome post critiquing the Diwali Barbie. This week, she posts a link to Oriental Barbie but doesn’t have time to comment on it. Here’s what the page says about this lovely “Doll … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Gender issues, Racism | 11 Comments

This from a man who can't even use the word "woman" in his post

So, apparently, there is maybe, sort of, perhaps a possibility that Halo 3 will get a female voice for its multiplayer mode. I’m not a fan of Halo 3, so the decision doesn’t exactly affect me. Though back in the … Continue reading

Posted in For "her", Gender issues, Masculinities, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's, Video Games | 5 Comments

Wave Your Penis Somewhere Else

Red Square, a hub on my university’s campus, never seems to be a safe space. Today, one of the La Rouche folks (I refuse to call them La Rouchebags) asked me if I liked Lynne Cheney’s dick. I felt ill. … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, Personal | 4 Comments

My Weight and Jealousy of Male Bodies

Sometimes I wish I had a male body. I wish I didn’t have to work twice as hard to be half as good at the sports I enjoy. I wish I could eat three bowls of cereal before I go … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender Caste, Gender issues, Masculinities, Personal | 17 Comments

Sexualizing Powerful Poses

In my post Female Villains Can’t Win, one of the things I mentioned was that even in their powerful poses, women were sexualized. Peatbogfaery asked if I had any other examples than what I provided. Initially I was just going to reply on the thread, but it’s taken on a life of its own (when does it not?), so here it is.

For some advice I turned to comic books (thanks to Ragnell for the links!). I’m putting the rest behind a cut because of the pictures. Continue reading

Posted in Comics, cartoons, manga, and anime, Gender issues, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics | 22 Comments

The Ultimate Wii Shopping List: So Close to Getting It Right

As you all should know now by the Girlfriend Lists category (which I plug at every opportunity), I have a passing interest in the presentation and language of gift guides. So, y’all can imagine how excited I got when I … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, Girlfriend Lists, Video Games | 1 Comment

13… no, make that 14 Oblivion mods that should not have been

The post 13 Oblivion mods that should not have been has been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s a great list, but I think the author forgot to include this mod necessary for anyone who wanted to play as … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Gender issues, Video Games | 4 Comments