Category: Women’s Issues

Pepe le Pew 69

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 28

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 42

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

romance 34

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.

breastfeeding

Say No To Puritarian America

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

Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein Convicted of Rape

After five days of deliberation, the jury in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial returned a mixed verdict

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, RIP

Whenever someone tells me that women can’t do math, I gently remind them that the term “computer” used to literally mean a roomful of women doing math

ryan adams

Ryan Adams, Fandom, and Tolerating Bad Behavior

The problem with fandom is that we often expect more than we should out of the people we are fans of. Where does one draw the line with their support?

Harley Quinn

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.