Many Links for a Tuesday

Emptying the link coffers. This is just part of it, I don’t want to drown you in links.

TV AND FILM

Is Game of Thrones Too White? — by Saladin Ahmed

Step Into My Film School: The Importane of Casting In Breaking Open Movie Stereotypes — This is what internalized –isms looks like.

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

NASA Girls, New Mentoring Program — Eligible girls in grades 5-8 can apply to be selected in this program where they will be mentored one-on-one by a woman working at NASA.

Abandoned by Facebook and Foursquare; Creepy, Stalker-Enabling App “Girls Around Me” is Pulled by Developer — This is just gross and I’m so glad it was pulled. I can’t believe it was ever approved in the first place.

BOOKS

There’s No Such Thing as a Good Stereotype — Discussing why stereotypes of positive qualities are still a bad thing.

We’re All the Same Deep Down — Why this statement of how we’re “all the same, really” kind of misses the point.

Evil Straight White Dude — Why opening your comments with “I’m just a straight white guy so you’ll probably ignore what I have to say” is really really stupid.

GAMING

Mists of Panderia: First Impressions and Nitpicks — World of Warcraft’s new expansion and — surprise!! — sexism.

The Unsung Female Game Designers of Japan — My favorite part? There’s only pictures of the games they made!

GENERAL

Grammar Tip: Woman vs Female — Apparently it’s hard for some people to know when to use “woman” and when to use “female.” Spoilers: one is a noun, one is an adjective.

Misogyny Isn’t Caused by Male Horniness — There was this Cracked article recently about how men are trained to hate women, which kind of missed the mark for me, and thankfully there’s a writeup as to why.

2 thoughts on “Many Links for a Tuesday

  1. Apple Cider says:

    The line in the Grammar Girl article about "true feminists" sorta irks me, but it is a good factual article nonetheless. Feminists debate everything, someone nitpicking the "girl" portion of her name is no less a feminist than I am, really.

    • Morgan Dempsey says:

      Yeah, I saw that and it annoyed me too, but I thought the overall article was worth sharing. Still, saying someone "is" or "isn't" a feminist because they quibble over one point is kind of missing the point of feminism. It's too big to agree on every single subtlety, and personally I think that's a net good :)

Leave a Reply