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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
Posts on Regator:839
Posts / Week:3.4
Archived Since:January 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

How Do We Define Online Feminism? #FemFuture Ignites Debate.

How do you make money from online content? In the past two decades, this financial dilemma has plagued everything from newspapers to political-action organizations to social-media behemoths like Facebook. This week, feminist researchers...Show More Summary

Three Ways Straight Dudes Can Help End Street Harassment

Almost every woman knows why strangers hooting and hollering at people on the street is a problem. More than 80 percent of women experience gender-based street harassment: unwanted sexual comments, demands for a smile, leering, whistling, following, and groping. Show More Summary

My Emcee Battle Against the Disney Princesses

Before I became a mom at the age of 41, I was many things, including a hip-hop artist. Mostly, I did hip-hop theater, a solo show about fighting sexism in music. But I also rocked many a mic in the club. Little did I know that theseShow More Summary

Why Black Dolls Matter

As a little girl, Samantha Knowles didn’t stop to consider why most of her dolls—her American Girl dolls, her Cabbage Patch Kids, her Barbie dolls—were black like her. But black dolls were not common in her upstate New York hometown, whose population remains overwhelmingly white. Show More Summary

Interview With Manda Collis, Multiclassing Gamer

Manda Collis is a manager of the Roleplay Hub Network, where she spends her time helping build a community of online roleplaying games and blogs. She's also an ISBN Manager for Evil Hat Productions and a freelance writer. Busy busy!Show More Summary

Body Double (Standard): The celebrity profiles of Megan Fox and Beyoncé

Men’s magazines are dubious during the best of times, but so far 2013 is bringing out their worst. Last week, eyebrows were raised by this flimsy GQ profile of Beyoncé Knowles, where author Amy Wallace says Bey's “as hot as fish...Show More Summary

Here's the Backlash You Can Expect for Blogging About Gender Norms

The moment I hear Barbara Walters say my name on national TV, I realize I’ve been waiting my whole life to hear her say my name on national TV. She prefaces it with novelist and explains that I’ve written an op-ed piece for the New York...Show More Summary

Save vs Sexism: Put Yourself Out There!

If you make roleplaying games, you’re creating something for people to play. To engage with, experience, and share. But something I hear frequently from women in the gaming industry is their discomfort with self-promotion. I understand that, but it’s a discomfort we have to leave behind—as women and as professionals. Show More Summary

Save vs. Sexism: On Publicity, with Jaym Gates

Jaym Gates is an editor and author, in addition to being an experienced stage manager. All of these skills are put to use in her work as a publicist; from being one of the public touchstones of SFWA (Science and Fantasy Writers of America)...Show More Summary

Save vs. Sexism: With a Little Help From Our Friends

2012, Elizabeth Sampat and Lillian Cohen-Moore. Every time I want to quit gaming—writing games, playing games, writing about them—my friends are there to remind me that bullshit does not last forever. Then there are the friends I’ve bonded with, through the good and the bad, like my brain twin Elizabeth Sampat. Show More Summary

What's a "Real Mom," Elizabeth Banks?

Actress Elizabeth Banks inserted her foot far back into the reaches of her mouth recently while discussing motherhood with People magazine. The Hunger Games star shared her thoughts on becoming a mother for the second time after her second son was born last November: "You don’t realize how easy one is until you have two. Show More Summary

Help Homefulness Happen: Donate Today!

Homefulness is a vision that goes back decades. It was the theme of the first issue of POOR Magazine in 1996. It is a poor people–created vision of good housing, where home, garden, childcare, education, community, and art and media making are fluid and shared. Show More Summary

Save vs Sexism: On Language with Amanda Valentine, Part 2

Photo credit: Ed Healy Amanda Valentine is an award winning game editor and book reviewer. The host of the 2013 ENnie Awards, Amanda is always busy and in high demand. As the number of women both creating and playing tabletop games continues...Show More Summary

Body Double (Standard): The celebrity profiles of Megan Fox and Beyoncé

Men’s magazines are dubious during the best of times, but so far 2013 is bringing out their worst. Last week, eyebrows were raised by this flimsy GQ profile of Beyoncé Knowles, where author Amy Wallace says Bey's “as hot as fish grease.”...Show More Summary

Save vs Sexism: Enjoying a Fiasco

Disclosure: I co-wrote a Fiasco playset in 2012, with fellow game designer Logan Bonner. Fiasco, published by Bully Pulpit Games and designed by Jason Morningstar, is a game where the cover says it all. Fiasco follows a particular narrative form: Act I, The Tilt (where everything goes horribly wrong), Act II, and the Aftermath. Show More Summary

Lady Liquor: I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough!

It's last call here at Lady Liquor. Which is bad news for me, because I feel like I'm just getting started. Like: I talked about concern trolling regarding crack babies, but I didn't get into the mixed science on fetal alcohol syndrome...Show More Summary

Save vs. Sexism: Rolling With Kids

I started playing Dungeons&Dragons with my older siblings when I was just a kid. It’s been more than 15 years since then, and gaming has been growing in every direction. That includes increasingly younger gamers. Happily, there haveShow More Summary

The Biggest Loser: Now, With More Fat-Shaming of Children!

Worried about those extra pounds you gained over the holidays? Don't be! According to a study released last week by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), those pounds might save your life. Well, sort of. JAMA analyzed approximately three million adults for the study and found that those whose B.M.I. Show More Summary

Save vs. Sexism: Kickstarting Sexism with Kingdom Death

Sometimes, board games have cool miniatures and artistically admirable player pieces. Other times, they have patently sexist, exploitative and offensive miniatures. Sadly, this week has supplied an exemplar in the latter category. Kingdom...Show More Summary

Canada's Indigenous-Rights Revolution: Idle No More

First Nations Attawapiskat Chief Teresa Spence has been on a hunger strike for an entire month. Apparently, this is what it takes in Canada these days to get attention from the country’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who continues to treat the chief's desperate measure with chilly indifference. Show More Summary

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