The org I volunteer for is pretty fantastic. Here’s their blog. We’re actually having an event today in DC.
:contemplates meaning of life in context of Sweet Valley High:
Let’s acknowledge great female SF/F editors!
“Instead of the American way they want multiculturalism. We plan to fight back—and, when it comes to textbooks, we have the power to do it. Sometimes it boggles my mind the kind of power we have.” God, couldn’t they just re-write Pocahontas? Oh, wait. Maybe the problem is that this time the Indians win, huh? Anyways, the Vatican thinks Avatar is stupid. Uhhh. Everyone else disagrees. Maybe they’re just feeling threatened because of its sheer awesomeness as a neopagan parable.
W00t! An Anita Blake sex chart!
It’s mean to call out racism.
“The mainstream media love to exploit this definition of the “real woman.” In their view, the real woman is “flawed” (whatever that means — in this context, apparently, it’s thigh dimples; maybe next week, it’ll be a big ass, and the following, thick eyelashes) and she’s not “a stick figure.” (A term I personally detest — models aren’t stick figures! They are women). The “real” woman stands in direct opposition to 99% of what women’s magazines tell us we should be in their ads, articles, and images. She’s also just as much of a fiction as the women in those ads, articles, and images: she is flawed, they are perfect, in a stark dichotomy.”
“Ever since childhood, I have been honing my skills for living the life of a Radical Feminist Pirate and cultivating the Courage to Sin.” RIP, Mary Daly.
“No” gives “yes” meaning… but first you have to be understood as a body capable of consenting/not-consenting, and that’s like one of the first steps to understanding and resisting a rape culture.
The weird thing is, I suspect that someone on such a limited diet is constantly thinking about food. Plus, this to me suggests we live in a crazy world — it’s fine to be mad at me for eating a cookie because I’m a fattie and there’s an obesity epidemic, but I can be arrested for having condoms because what? The AIDS epidemic is less deadly/real? Maria says: COOKIES AND CONDOMS FOR ALL!
2009 — The year of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
Why WOULD MTV air a scene of female-on-male DV and not male-on-female, the much more common scenario? You tell me, media savvy Reader. You tell me. Speaking of domestic violence, this brave woman is doing a lot to help women who might otherwise be unable to escape dangerous situations.