Posts Tagged With: sexism

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Posted in personal, Pirate
November 26, 2017

#MeToo: Exposing how deep rape culture goes.

This has been a couple of wonderful and terrible months – all because of the wave of victims coming forward to talk about their experiences being sexually harassed or assaulted. (Content and Trigger warnings for discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault and misogynistic responses to accusations) It is hard to share your story. So many people think it was easy for me to write or vlog about what happened to me, and every time I had to convince myself to share it. Especially the vlog. I didn’t want anyone to see my rage or my tears. I didn’t want to…

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October 10, 2014

Satya Nadella : A Lesson in Privilege

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO was at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Arizona, and asked by Maria Klawe (Harvey Mudd College President and Microsoft board member) what women should do if they feel uncomfortable asking for a raise. And well, he suggested that they don’t ask for raises. But believe in the system. And that not asking is a superpower and good kharma. (If you click the above link it has his full answer, his initial tweet about the backlash, as well as an email he sent to Microsoft employees that actually was a better response than…

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December 17, 2013

Cartoon Network: no girls allowed?

It isn’t very often that I find a blog topic that manages to ping all three parts of my blog title, but when it does happen, it gets me all riled up. Or maybe it’s just the subject at hand that has me in a mood. Recently, Paul Dini spoke with Kevin Smith about why Cartoon Network canceled his show, Tower Prep. The long and the short of it was that too much of its audience were girls. No, really. Cartoon Network wanted an audience of boys. And because the show couldn’t deliver, they cancelled it to replace it with…

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August 1, 2013

[Vlog] 10: Q&A, Part II – Video Games

This is the final installment of my Q&A videos, and this amazing question was spun off from a point raised in my Fake Geek Girls video. So behold- discussing the SWM influence on video games, and a moment where I confess something that sounds utterly horrible when taken out of context. In this video I bring up the recent Tomb Raider game, and the controversy that popped up around E3. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I wrote a couple of blog posts about it- this one’s the first, and links to the second. Honestly, if you’re looking for a video…

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Posted in Mom, personal, Pirate
June 21, 2013

Kickstarter, Pick Up Artists and Parenting

If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably heard about the kickstarter for a ‘dating guide’ that upset a lot of people. Heck, if you were on my twitter feed, you probably saw no less than a dozen retweets about it. Here’s the skinny, the Kickstarter was to publish a seduction guide based off a series of posts to a subreddit. While the Kickstarter itself (which means the submitted pitch) didn’t include the contents, it did include a link back to the subreddit, and the contents that were to be published were extremely problematic. I’ve seen so many people…

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October 29, 2010

There’s being nice, and there’s sexism.

Earlier this week, Kate Beaton (of Hark, A Vagrant) tweeted that she wanted to address readers who tried to compliment her with some sort of sexual comment attached. The tamest example of this being “I want to have your babies.” Immediately Twitter exploded with people telling her she was wrong, some women agreed with her and she even clarified that she had posted a tame example. Some men agreed with her as well. Someone posted a blog rebuttal, which she linked because she was trying to stimulate a discussion. Which was mostly people saying she was overreacting. Let me rephrase…

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July 7, 2010

Is the Daily Show sexist?

Jezebel seems to think so. Citing its frequent turnover with female correspondants, Jezebel alleges that it’s a boy’s club and girls just aren’t welcome– unless you’re really hot, because who cares if you’re funny if you’re hot? The women of the Daily Show fired back with a note that essentially blames the story on disgruntled women, that there’s no real merit to the accusations. Both seem to have missed the real point. This isn’t about any show in particular, it’s about our society at large. Comedy is subconsciously a man’s world, and women are still struggling to be accepted. Start…