Feminism

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tags: The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies, feminism, film, movies, entertainment industry, pop culture, cultural observation, Bechdel Test, Allison Bechdel, streaming video The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by…

tags: Brontë Sisters Action Figures, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anna Brontë, historical figures action figures, silly, fucking hilarious, humor, funny, television, streaming video This amusing video was a fake television commercial by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, made in 1998 for a series of educational shorts about action figures based on historical figures. Its educational…

Women: Don’t Drive!

tags: Women: Don’t Drive!, entertainment, comedy, satire, funny, fucking hilarious, BBC Worldwide, Harry Enfield, streaming video More homework. Actually, even though blind agreement with whatever a man tells me is part of my social etiquette homework, I must point out that women are much safer drivers than men, based on miles driven. Better yet, this…

Women: Keep Your Virtue!

tags: Women: Keep Your Virtue!, entertainment, comedy, satire, funny, fucking hilarious, BBC Worldwide, Harry Enfield, streaming video More homework into the social/cultural side of things. Hrm, how did the BBC comedy chaps learned the story of my spouse and why I married him?

tags: sex, abortion, feminism, family planning, medicaid, Department of Human and Health Services, contraceptives, birth control pills This morning, I heard an astonishing interview on WNYC that discussed a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) draft document that was just leaked. This document proposes to redefine nearly all forms of birth control, especially birth…

tags: researchblogging.org, female scientists, science publishing, double-blind review, single-blind review, cultural observation, gender bias, sexism, feminism A microbiologist at work. Image: East Bay AWIS. A few months ago, a controversy occurred in the blogosphere regarding whether scientific papers whose first author is female are discriminated against during the peer-review process, and the suggestion was to…

tags: pro-life is anti-woman, George Carlin, humor, comedy, streaming video George Carlin talks about the so-called pro-life people, who use their hypocritical position to legalize and institutionalize their hatred for women. He asks, Why, when it’s us, it’s an abortion, but when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelet? [9:50]

Feminist Carnival Now Available

tags: blog carnivals, Feminist Carnival The 53rd edition of the Feminist Carnival is now available for you to read and enjoy. I think the host blog, Uncool; In Vino Veritas is quite interesting, so you should plan to stick around for a look after you’ve read the carnival links.

tags: gender bias in science, female scientists, science publishing, sexism, feminism I have been thinking about this problem of reviewer bias against female scientists and have a proposal: all scientists should either choose or be randomly assigned a gender-neutral first name, such as “Lee”, “Alex”, “Jordan”, “Reese” or “Ali” or something like that, followed by…

tags: All Women Blogging Carnival, blog carnivals The latest edition of the All Women Blogging Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. They included a submission from me, too.