This is a talk I was lucky enough to see live about a month ago. It’s delivered by Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist game theorist whose academic analysis of cultural shifts in the video gaming industry has led to harassment and death threats beyond imagining. This talk was her first public appearance after she fled her... Read more »
“Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?” Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: ‘I don’t scare easily’ Trigger warnings for threats of rape, intimidation, torture, and the like. Brave, brave woman. (thanks to Medea... Read more »
First American to ever win the world championships in Judo, undefeated UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, one of the only women in the Expendables movies, and the person who got her into it all? Her mom.
The Three Letter Word Driving a Gender Revolution “In the quest for gender equality in the toddler world, no country has gone as far as Sweden. The nurseries that first introduced ‘hen’ still use it, and others have joined them. Several new children’s books feature a gender-neutral protagonist.”
2 grandmas catch burglar, subdue him until police arrive – LancasterOnline: Local News “I just looked at him and said, ‘You dumb son-of-a-bitch. Why don’t you get a job?’ and banged his head against the floor,” Lady A said.
In case you missed it – next week we’re doing something a little different. Meaning you and me. In honor of this awesome news story about archaeologists uncovering actual Amazons’ names (including “Battle-Cry”, “Worthy of Armor”, and, uh, “Hot Flanks”), I’m opening it up to submissions from all of you to accompany the piece I make... Read more »
Check out this Kickstarter campaign for a stop-motion animated film about 16th century Irish pirate queen Grace O'Malley.