Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Women of Westeros

This is a defence of Game of Thrones against the claims that its treatment of women is blatantly sexist. I should warn you, I’m talking about George R.R. Martin’s novels as much as the TV series, so there will be … Continue reading

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Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Younger Self, I was wondering why you are so obsessed with size. I know you won’t admit it but if you’re not obsessed with size, why do you keep trying to lose weight so that you would fit into … Continue reading

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The Salsa Pasión Rapes

When I set out to write this blog, I didn’t think I would be writing about rape quite so much. But when I started a feminist blog, I started paying more attention to gender issues, and the attitudes concerning rape … Continue reading

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Sexist Ads from the 1950s Show How Times Have Changed

10 Most Sexist Print Ads from the 1950s | Business Pundit. Those ads are hilarious, except when you realise that back in their day they were considered an okay way to present women in the media. The bright side is, … Continue reading

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Feminism and Men’s Rights

There is a persisting misconception about feminism: that feminism is opposed to men’s rights. I wish I could clear that misunderstanding because it’s something I have to explain time and again when people accuse me (and feminists in general) of … Continue reading

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If you are reading this, and you are not registered to vote,  stop reading this.  Go register to vote RIGHT NOW.  And if you are registered to vote, and you don’t vote, I want you to…

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Dan Bucatinsky: The F Word

I don’t have children but this is something I’ve often thought about. If I did have kids, how could I avoid transferring my complexes about food and appearance onto them? I don’t have serious complexes, but I’d rather my kids … Continue reading

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