Signal Boosting: Feminist demand justice.
Signal Boosting: Support Motion Poems!
Iranian women’s rights activist killed at funeral.
From Ara: Title IX manipulated so that schools can receive more funding.
Australian politician meows at colleague because he’s a jerk.
Advice from women who rock.
Really wish I’d seen this post on black male feminists before the WisCon panel on coalition building.
Hello Maria / Hathor,
let me start by stating a Trigger Warning – the discussion in the link is mainly about the word ‘rape’ in gamer language.
The use of language surrounding gaming has been a recurring topic here on Hathor, so I thought I would share this link. This is the latest (and for the time being last) episode of State of the Game – a webcast in which some of the main figures within the Starcraft 2 community discuss that week’s main topics within SC2. One of the topics covered is the use of language, specifically by streamers and casters of the game, regarding the word ‘rape’, racial slurs, and ableism. I thought it would be interesting to see the scene reflect upon itself in this way on a show that is rather prominent within the community. Though I can imagine it being seen as coming up short, it is definitely hopeful to see it being discussed at some length in this setting. I hope that Anna Prosser’s comment near the end of the discussion will turn out to be right.
the discussion starts from about 1:37:00 to 2:10:00
also, a short bit on being a girl within the gaming/e-sports community from 2:33:40.
From WithinThisMind: Good article on rape.
Jon Stewart critiques Ben Stein’s assertion that economists don’t rape people with a list of economist convicted of rape.
From Nicky P.:
An interesting post on language. It’s basically self explanatory, so I’m not sure of what else to say.
Bridesmaids = awesome.
Congrats to BT DILL!