Anita Sarkeesian’s first video in her series about the representation of women in video games. This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered cliché in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself. As a […]
Not long after I became active in the skeptics and secularist community, the so-called “elevatorgate” incident happened. I was quickly introduced to the sexism that exists in the community. I mean, sexism is everywhere, especially online, but I expected this community to be somewhat more enlightened. It seems I was wrong. The snowball has been […]
It’s not news that there are people that deny the existence of every day sexism. There are always privileged people who deny the existence of oppression they do not face themselves. Here’s a copy of a letter published in The New York Times in 1906 written by a woman who responds to a man denying […]
Still busy writing my master’s thesis. 22 days to deadline! But I thought I’d post something, and here’s one of my favourite recent Sinfest comics :) Source: Sinfest.com
No, this is not a joke. Well, it is, but this story is actually real. This was on the evening news just now … One of the Norwegian airports, Sola, had the brilliant idea to add a “men only” queue at the security checkpoint. Why? Well, obviously, men carry less stuff. So why have all […]
Secular Woman just announced on Facebook the second Women in Secularismconference, hosted by CFI, in Washington, DC on May 17–19, 2013. This will no doubt be a great conference, like the first one. I couldn’t afford going to the first one, but I’m going to try to make it to this one. Looking forward to it!
I usually include good and interesting posts in a full “Worth reading” post, but those are usually new posts. These are from 2009 and they are excellent and deserve one post of their own: When allies fail – Part One – What Tami Said When allies fail – Pt. 2 – What Tami Said Tami is giving advice […]
I was alerted to this great new initiative on Twitter today. I instantly loved it! First National Organization for Atheist Women Mobilizes Atlanta, Georgia – June 28, 2012. Secular Woman makes its debut today as the first national membership organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women. You don’t […]