Tagged: feminism

Star Wars 8

Gone With the Wookie

That’s no sexist moon, it’s a feminist space station.

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Pleather and Mace: Harley Quinn and the Joker

Harley Quinn stayed with the Joker because she did the math and she decided she was better off with him than without him. That’s the reason why women stay with everyday bad guys who aren’t Jokers.

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Confessions of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

How much more satisfying might a romance be if you could see yourself there, not just a faceless, shapeless, personality-less blob like Bella Swan?

romance 38

Romance Before Bros

This time I’m actually reading GOOD romances instead of trashy ones.It’s a lot of work, and do you know why I’m doing this? It’s because romance MATTERS.

Peloton 27

Of Popcorn Poppers and Pelotons

It’s not that I see this Peloton ad as dangerously glamorizing compulsive exercise or obsession with appearance; it’s not that deep.

women 24

Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

Mary Sue 139

There’s Something About Mary Sue

The thing about Mary Sue that makes her interesting despite her triteness is also what makes her 100% for sure not sexist. A Mary Sue is a female conception of an ideal female character.

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Strong Women in Country Songs

Country songs that’ll make ya want to shout yee-haw! and throw off the yoke of patriarchal oppression.

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Manhood Isn’t Toxic, but It Also Isn’t Static

Still, traditional masculinity, no matter how you define it, has been an undeniably productive force in the world. In tandem with femininity, it has carried humanity into a future that holds boundless potential for our intellectual, physical, psychological and spiritual development. We are the brightest, most advanced, and most durable creatures this planet has ever seen. Masculinity deserves its fair share of the credit for that.

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Apolitical Myth-Making

To ignore the political nature of our lifestyles is to create apolitical myths that hide us in a faux-innocence, subverting necessary chance, and protecting destructive power structures.