- Karen Healey reviews Sarah Kuhn’s One Con Glory, a feminist geek girl novella featuring con hijinks including “delightful drunkenness, morning-after amnesia, Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, the beginnings of dealing with some inner demons, and me doubled up on the couch cackling to myself.”
- TEDxVancouver gives an unfortunately fairly typical non-explanation explanation about why its speaker slate is almost entirely white and male. The comment stream rewards perusal.
- Klondike Bar game advertising presents stunningly insulting stereotypes of men as well as women.
- Rupa DasGupta’s MFA thesis is using gaze-tracking technology to inventory the male gaze and its effects.
- A researcher and his daughter explore how both men and women contribute to sexist treatment of women.
- (trigger warning) Which men are rapists? It’s far from easy to tell.
- Ten things you should never say to a gamer girl.
- Kate Harding writes that some of the pay gap is explained by women’s choice of university major… and that some majors are changing in pay because of their popularity with women.
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Great roundup and title as ever. Thank you.
New link: Tom Gauld print: “Characters for an Epic Tale”. Very interesting when viewed with attention to gender. *sigh*
Oops. Hit publish too soon.
Second new link: Nerve publishes sex advice from D&D players. Some bonus marks: they /do/ ask one (white) female out of the three (white) people they interview, and it isn’t completely heteronormative.
Wow, Nerve is still going! I used to read it all the time. I can’t remember why I stopped…
For note to the commenter in moderation who objected to the “Which men are rapists?”: the linked article does explain why they are talking about male rapist-female victim assaults, although it’s right at the bottom of their post. I’m sorry that the existence of the link triggered you. I’m not going to approve your comment though, because it’s explicitly anti-feminist, and anti-feminist comments are against our policy.