Category: Women’s Issues

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Woman, Controversial Woman

This current purgatory is unsustainable for all women–trans, cis or otherwise–where both the act of defining woman, and the act of not defining woman are each controversial.

Toxic Femininity

Toxic Femininity: The Shadow to the Great Mother

For every “Terrible Father” there is a “Great Father” which means for every “Great Mother” there is a “Terrible Mother” and toxic femininity

Pepe le Pew

Pepe Le Pew Is Not A Role Model

But at least Pepe Le Pew lays the issue of rape culture where it belongs, at the feet of men, rather than telling women it’s THEIR fault

Ramona Quimby

Ramona Quimby Is Not A Role Model

I keep bumping up against the same theme. “Ramona Quimby is iconic because she’s so NAUGHTY!” these articles crow breathlessly.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: Bad Romance

Game of Thrones has lots of coitus and very little of what leads into it, except when it’s rapey, in which case we see it in exacting detail


Help!! I Need Someone!

Women are not men, and because women are not men, a straightforward reversal of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope doesn’t work.

Star Wars

Gone With the Wookie

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


Say No To Puritarian America

Keep government limited to the things it does well (if any) and I’ll worry about my own boobs.