Category Archives: feminism

Guest post on Body Impolitic

I was asked to write a guest post on Body Impolitic regarding the troll attacks at WisCon 32.

New feminist sf/fantasy community open

There’s a new livejournal community called femsfaward open to discuss works of sf/fantasy written by women. Go forth and blog.


Melissa over at Shakesville posted an entry yesterday about a Brazilian yogurt ad that featured three larger women in sexy poses from movies (one was the famous Marilyn Monroe pose) but communicated the message that these women will never meet men’s preferences unless they eat that yogurt and get rid of that weight. Yes, [...]

Call for submissions

Naamen of Words From The Center, Words From The Edge will be hosting the 13th Feminist SF Carnival on her his new blog and is looking for submissions. Go forth and give her him plenty of stuff to post about!

A feminist sf/fantasy reader/fan’s dilemma

I was going through the WisCon 31 programming site a few weeks ago, and didn’t find any panels that made me jump up and down and yell, I *must* be on that panel! I found panels I’d like to attend, but none that called out to me. This is not a slam at [...]

When I read this, I thought of Badger and my other women friends who write

A very nice entry about women dealing with the need to write amidst the demands of daily life.

And, this has resonance for integrating any sort of creative work, not just writing, into our lives. In my case, it would be beading or knitting.

Bankers frak small women-owned yarn company over

The Yarn Harlot has a righteous rant about how Blue Moon Fiber Arts had to deal with a dipshit bank that doesn’t understand that dedicated, nay obsessed, sock knitters are willing to fork out a fair bit of discretionary income for periodic shipments of awesome sock yarn that isn’t yet available to the general public. [...]

Remember Montréal

Geneviève Bergeron (b. 1968), civil engineering student.
Hélène Colgan (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Nathalie Croteau (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Barbara Daigneault (b. 1967) mechanical engineering student.
Anne-Marie Edward (b. 1968), chemical engineering student.
Maud Haviernick (b. 1960), materials engineering student.
Maryse Laganière (b. 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department.
Maryse Leclair (b. 1966), materials engineering student.
Anne-Marie Lemay [...]

Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.

Found through Body Impolitic:
The title of this post comes from one of the sanest additions to the recent feminism/fashionista debate. If I could pound one life lesson into my dear nieces’ heads, this would certainly be one of the top candidates.
I like fashion, makeup, and perfume, but if it doesn’t make me happy, I’m [...]

followup on set your laser cannon to *smite*

Well, took down the offensive slide show. Thanks to Amanda at Pandagon, she managed to get the text captured.