Social Justice Shifting Cultural Sensibilities and Valentine’s Pleas » Sociological Images "Dmitriy T.M. sent along a series of vintage Valentine’s Day cards that, similarly, have a different effect given our contemporary cultural sensibilities. After decades of efforts to draw attention to and problematize men’s violence against women, these cards seem misguided at best." Shakesville: Feminism 101: Helpful Hints for Dudes, Part I Crafts / Sewing Jordan Ferney | Oh Happy […]

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Sexism, Soccer, and Sexism and Soccer! Own goal! Mic captures Sky presenters’ sexist diatribe against female linesman I was pretty excited to see a female official during the Wolves vs Liverpool match this morning as I haven't previously seen one in the EPL before today. Turns out, it's shocking that someone with refereeing qualifications and a uterus might actually know the offside rule. Do You Get Rape-y Comments Too?: On […]

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I woke up at 6:30am yesterday morning so I could go on down to the pub for the Liverpool vs Wolves match. Imagine my surprise and joy when I discovered that one of the assistant referees was a woman! Surprise because I didn’t know there were any in the EPL and joy because, hey, that’s awesome! But, of course, not everyone thinks this is awesome. Before the game started the […]

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Today in Canada it is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women which commemorates the Montreal Masscare that happened December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique: Twenty-five-year-old Marc Lépine, armed with a legally obtained semi-automatic rifle and a hunting knife, shot twenty-eight people before killing himself. He began his attack by entering a classroom at the university, where he separated the male and female students. After […]

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FAQ Roundup « Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog Steve Thomas: Star Wars Travel Posters Batman and Robin fight a shark This is outstanding and I’m depressed I’ve never seen it before. I’m also thrilled it plays on a loop. CSS3 Design Contest Results – Smashing Magazine Some pretty cool stuff in here! List of unusual deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Getting Made The Scorsese Way “Yes, indeed, The Godfather […]

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There goes my theory that Kate Winslet divorced Sam Mendes for signing the Roman Polanski petition: Academy Award winners Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz will join Matt Dillon in director Roman Polanski’s previously announced film adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play God of Carnage, according to Deadline.com. The film will be set in Brooklyn, though the production will film in France. The film is being co-produced by French […]

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Burp Cloth Tutorial « Sew She Sews’s I'm looking to make something for a pregnant friend whose baby shower I missed while in Spain, and these look cute. Top 10 Lost Technologies Letters of Note: Playboy #1 This is notable not for the letter but for the beautiful letterhead Playboy was evidently using in 1955. Racialicious – True Blood Recap S03E11 – Dagnabit Shit Fuck: io9 True Blood S03E11: gives […]

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Stay away from the History Channel "There are some shows that go completely beyond the pale of enjoyability, until they become nothing more than overwritten collections of tropes impossible to watch without groaning. I think the worst offender here is the History Channel and all their programs on the so-called ‘World War II’.” Sociological Images » Why Not Gender Neutral Clothes? "Not for girls. Not for boys. We make clothes […]

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Remember when I complained about Disney deciding to rename “Rapunzel” because boys won’t see a movie about a girl? I saw the trailer in front of Toy Story 3 on Friday and guess what? The male hero Flynn Rider dominates about 90% of the trailer, with Rapunzel not showing her face until halfway through and then getting a single line of dialogue (“Woo! Best day ever!”). Does it count that […]

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