Tag Archives: feminism

Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

(Here be spoilers.) I wasn’t sure I wanted to review The Last Jedi, but men on the Internet are being so silly, I felt like there needed to be a voice of reason. I’ll never understand why middle-aged men think … Continue reading

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But, I mean…

[Cross-posted from my Tumblr, In Search of the Happiness Max.] Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay, A Room of One’s Own, which I come back to again and again when I see in myself and others the struggle to engage in intellectual … Continue reading

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International Day of the X

I’ve made a number of posts on various International Days of Stuff over the years. International Women’s Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Bisexual Awareness Day, Asexual Awareness Day. It’s relatively unproblematic for me to post something about International Women’s Day, … Continue reading

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Manfeels Park

I haven’t reviewed a comic in a while, and given that I’m entertaining myself with this one whilst I wait for the painkillers to kick in, a review only seemed fair. Manfeels Park is the creation of Mo and Erin. … Continue reading

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Review: Maleficent

It’s been such a very long time since I exited a cinema without feeling angry about anything in the film I just saw, but Maleficent achieved this. Utterly captivating, bitter-sweet, ultimately uplifting, and not at all sexist. Like, that never … Continue reading

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Whitsle-stop review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I wish I could devote more time to reviews, but it’s crunch-time in Rhuboland, so here’s a whistle-stop tour of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, good and bad. The Good: They beefed up Gwen’s (Emma Stone) role and gave her interests … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #5: Geena Davis

Yeah, sure, Hollywood actor, Oscar Winner, Golden Globe, big whoop. Except… she’s also a sportswoman, activist, and, frankly, Big Damn Hero. As well as narrowly missing out on joining the US Olympics team for archery, she’s also fronting the Geena Takes … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #4 – Le Chevalier d’Eon

There’s gonna be some people who’ll disagree with this one, but I see how my trans friends get treated by some feminists these days, and I feel it’s important to include trans women. Moreover, reading up on le Chevalier d’Eon, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #3 – Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai – Activist for the Education of Women Malala: 16 years old, youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, shot in the head by the Taliban at 15 for the work she was already doing on behalf of … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #2 – Aemelia Lanyer

Aemilia Lanyer (1569–1645): Poet My second inspirational woman is Aemelia Lanyer (also called Emilia Lanier), 17th Century poet and first woman to be published as a poet in the English language. (Yeah, we’ve jumped a few thousand years, this is … Continue reading

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