Category Archives: Media and journalism

Cerise: May 2007 and Call for Submissions

The May 2007 issue is out! The theme is getting women “out there” in gaming journalism, and we have some great articles about that. We’re currently looking for submissions for our June issue. Here’s the call for submissions: Submsision deadline: … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Media and journalism, Tabletop RPGs, LARP, etc, Video Games | 2 Comments

"Geek Girl" Stereotype Bingo

Inspired by this post at Feminist Gamers and this post on The IRIS Network forums, I decided to take an old post of mine and turn it into a bingo scorecard. Basically the rules are that when you see a … Continue reading

Posted in For "her", Gender issues, Girlfriend Lists, Media and journalism | 15 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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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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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

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

I Was A Teenage Feminist

Has anyone seen this? I hope a local library has it because the individual purchase price is a little steep and it’s not screening anywhere here soon. See a YouTube clip of the documentary here. And here.

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More "Girlfriend List" Idiocy

This time from It’s a month old, but it’s new to me (thanks, Ragnell). I have my “for ‘her’” category, but I’m really starting to feel like I need one specifically for “The Girlfriend List Idiocy” because this is … Continue reading

Posted in For "her", Girlfriend Lists, Media and journalism, Popular Culture | 3 Comments

Pimp Your/My Oppression

[First a big shout-out to Tekanji, Lake Desire and for giving me the chance to guest blog! My name is Luke and I rushed this post out to press once I read jdpbookworm’s great post below that I think is a good branch-off point. I warn, however, that this post is a real behemoth in length. The more I went back to it, the more I added on so you might want to pack a ham-sandwich before diving in or something. Anyways, i’d love to get your feedback, thoughts, comments, criticisms, etc.]

Pimp Your/My Oppression

We’ve all seen them.

It’s some night-owl hour and in-between reruns of Roseanne and ElimiDate you see for 30 seconds the uniquely American bazaar of young, thin, often blonde women with flowing hair and large breasts: In some form, you see “The Yes Girls.”

All-too-discreetly advertising itself as none other than a phone-sex line for men where young women dressed (or undressed, for that matter) in lace and satin seductively grasp their phones, bodies supine with eyes gazed towards the camera whispering lines of “We always say ‘yes’” like they know exactly what customers of the phone-sex line would want to hear in some meta-rape fantasy sort of way. Continue reading

Posted in Books, magazines, etc., Feminism, Gender issues, Media and journalism, Popular Culture, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics | 7 Comments

Glamour: The new lies about women's health (No, really?)

In a move that is surprisingly good, Glamour has published an extensive and well written article that covers the governmental assault on women’s health. From the FDA to government funded abstinence only ed, the article is a long read, but … Continue reading

Posted in Media and journalism, Reproductive Rights, Science, Sexual Health, Skepticism, USA | 2 Comments