For all the wonderful things about them, one can’t ignore the inherent chauvinism that often turns up in Hammer horror films. Usually it manifests in a female protagonist who likes to wander naively into dangerous situations wearing negligee but sometimes, as in 1966's The Reptile, there’s a little more too it than…
The Angoulême Grand Prix is a prestigious lifetime award for comic book creators that’s presented at the Festival d’Angoulême. Art Spiegelman won in 2011; Bill Watterson won in 2014. For 2016, they nominated 30 comic book creators...and all of them were men.
As an unabashed YA fan, I am very amused by the #MorallyComplicatedYA tag blowing up on twitter. The backstory is John Bergstrom wrote a book and got a six figure deal, and in the article on Publishers Weekly announcing the deal, said some very boneheaded things, such as:
I know this isn't totally O-deck on-topic, but I thought this was a really well-made video that encapsulates all the shitty things about being a woman in a male-dominated work world.
Have you ever seen yourself watching a film, reading a comic, playing a video game that was promoted as old school or retro? It’s not as uncommon nowadays as many games like Rogue Legacy and Shovel Knight try to homage and take their style from the 8-bit era. Films like Hostel and Cabin Fever were promoted as retro…
The new Thor is here. The book hit stores today, so this is a general warning for the spoiler averse: tread not here ye who abide no spoilers for mental agony awaiteth you.
Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and other popular fare, recently answered a question asked by a fan, on Tumblr.
So this is the start of what might be a series of questions about the future of human society—not human technology, not directly anyway. These are not prompted by anything in the news or some article I might have read.
Man hurricanes (Himicanes, am I right guys?) don't kill nearly as many people as hurricanes with female names. And the reason is quite simple: misandry - the male hurricanes are are nagged by their female counterparts until they snap and go on a transatlantic rampage.
Today, I will tell you what now seems like an impossible story, but it's a true story. It starts out like "This one time, I was at band camp…" only, it wasn't band camp; it was "computer camp." Summer 1984, I entered an unpopular girl and I left the Belle of the Ball.
It's the perfect time to send this e-mail to a female stand-up comedian!
Radish Review Reveals early petition draft. The SFWA controversy continues with a recent petition by some famous writer-types against what they claim was/will be censorship of their right to be sexist in the SFWA's Bulletin. Another example of when people just can't admit they have been wrong.
In their article about Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher returning to Star Wars(which I won't link to here), Geekologie said this:
I was just on Twitter and saw that Henry Gee, a senior editor at Nature Magazine (and sci-fi writer) tweeted the real name of science blogger Isis the Scientist, calling her "inconsequential." I have only occasionally looked at her blog and know that she has criticized Nature in the past, but WTF was he thinking? It…
Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up.
To some people, Doctor Who has a big problem with women. There aren't enough female writers and directors (definitely true), there aren't enough well-written female characters, but most of all, it is under the guidance of a showrunner deemed sexist and misogynistic. But is that really the whole picture?
A Polygon article on the wider issue of developer harassment in the Games Industry has revealed that Jennifer Hepler, a senior writer on Dragon Age II and the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, left Bioware this week to go freelance - after being at the centre of an internet abuse storm for her work on the series last…