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Thor Is A Woman (And Other Good News)

Thor Is A Woman (And Other Good News)

Big week for women, this one. The cabinet reshuffle brought more women into prominent roles (yeah but they’re still Tories though, aren’t they?), the CofE voted in favour of women being allowed to become bishops, and Marvel announced that Thor is going to be a woman in new comics. Guess which one I’m going to talk about. You’re right! It’s a politics blog again! Oh wait, no. *shuffles notes* So, Thor. Haven’t heard about this recasting, or think it’s a…

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The Problem Of Tess

The Problem Of Tess

This is a blog post about Tess of the d’Urbervilles and therefore by extension, it is a blog post about rape. I’m not going to mince my words or skirt around the point — that happens too much in readings of this text. So if discussion of rape triggers you or causes you misery, you should probably stop reading now. And if you haven’t read Tess, it may not make much sense. (You could watch my latest vlog instead. It’s…

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Dear James Delingpole: You Are The Problem

Dear James Delingpole: You Are The Problem

This is one of the best Freshly Pressed posts I’ve ever read, dealing with the issues of gender and social conditioning and sexism, and I’d definitely prod you all in the direction of reading it. By responding to an idiotic article, it breaks down attitudes in our society that are entirely unacceptable and explains just why that is. Given that you’re all reading a blog that advertises itself as “writing, reading, feminism, fandom”, I’m guessing it’s a safe bet to…

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Rage Against The Patriarchy

Rage Against The Patriarchy

I don’t know when it happened, but at some point in the last year I turned into one of Them. The angry feminists. The ones who see you being misogynistic on your blog in the dark depths on the internet and WILL call you out on it; the ones who contradict your assertion that the Bechdel test is worthless; the ones who sit there and fume about the patriarchy. It happened. I don’t know how. I mean, I do know:…

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