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Category Archive: Media

Apr 03 2012

GenderGaming

So it’s come to this… A new online strategy game entitled Prime World is going to be offering discounts to players who use characters consistent with their IRL gender. Or, in other words, ratcheting up the cost to provide a financial disincentive to those who would prefer to play as the “opposite” sex. Lovely Lord …

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Mar 29 2012

Guyliner, Murses, Bromance And Femmephobia

I’m on vacation this week! This post originally appeared at Skepchick. There’s been a lovely and adorable video circulating on the tubes-osphere the last few days that I’m sure has helped bolster a comforting sense of optimism about the next generation’s understanding of gender. A little girl named Riley gets irate about the toy store’s …

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Mar 15 2012

Birdo, Poison And How To Construct Trans-Pride From Transphobia

From thepunchlineismachismo.com

I’m not really a gamer. I don’t own any consoles. It’s been a long, long time since I did. I’m usually pretty okay with that. Life is too big and expansive to fit all its subjects and media and passions into one little brain and lifetime. With some things you just have to accept “okay, …

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Mar 06 2012

Caustic Soda

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I am exhausted. Very very exhausted. Between the controversies last week, the Axp thread, another shitstorm of atheist/skeptic bigotry and hostility and flaunted privilege over at CFI Okanagan’s Facebook page, and this lovely comment posted about me at r/lgtb: I am getting very worn out. I’m a tenacious little bitch, but even I have my …

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Feb 29 2012

Why I Love Doctor Who

You know, I hate to admit it , but despite appearances my geek credentials aren’t nearly as solid as they look. (who am I kidding? I don’t actually mind admitting it at all) I’m just not really all that into it all. I’m a mac user, and not a particularly talented one, and generally find …

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Feb 28 2012

Oh, And About That Bechdel Test? (And Another Cool Link!)

… how many fictional films have EVER featured two trans women discussing something other than gender, presentation or men? …how many have even featured more than one named trans character at all?!

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Feb 23 2012

So Amy Pond Is Cool… But What About Irene Adler?

You know I can’t resist a good Doctor Who / Steven Moffat discussion. Especially when feminism is involved. Yesterday, the extraordinary Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds posted a response to some less-than-great criticisms levied against Mr. Moffat and the storyline he had written for Amy Pond in the most recent series of Doctor Who. Stephanie …

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Feb 09 2012

Cloud Atlas and The Lana Wachowski Wiki War

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There’s a beautiful, wonderful, intricate novel I love called Cloud Atlas. I’d probably be willing to put it in my top ten novels list, if I had a top ten novels list. Do I have a top ten novels list? Maybe I should have a top ten novels list. I’m going to write one more …

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Feb 05 2012

“I Am The Lorax. I Speak For The Gender Binary.”

On Thursday night I went out to see The Muppets with a few friends. It was actually really, really good! Funny, cute, and clearly a sincere, heartfelt love letter to The Muppet Show and simultaneously an homage to Muppet fandom. It was fun seeing it with a pretty big group of really cool people too, …

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Jan 28 2012

Jonathan Ross Is An Asshole

I would prefer to take my weekends off, but last night, this happened.

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