Tag: Feminism

News & Things: I, Vandalizer

News Kobo Taking Over Sony’s E-Reader Business Once the industry leader, Sony’s e-reader business has been flagging for years. Now they’re giving it, and the PC market, up for greener pastures. Canadian e-reader company Kobo will take over the Sony Reader store. Trust me, you’ll like them. Their transition FAQ is here. Feminism’s Toxic Twitter…

That Alan Moore Interview: A Response

Trigger warning: this article discusses violent sexual assault and rape culture and includes images of disturbing scenes By now many of you have probably seen Pádraig Ó Méalóid’s interview of Alan Moore (which I like to call The Longest Interview Ever). For those who haven’t – or who skimmed it because let’s face it, we…

Awesome Awards: Winners!

Voting has concluded and the results are in–here are your winners . Remember, the 2013 Awesome Awards were nominated  and voted by you. And you guys have good taste. Cartoonist — Noelle Stevenson Creator of Nimona and the upcoming Lumberjanes, you can find some of her other comics here.

Headshot: Alan Turing

Alan Turing Pardoned, Pussy Riot Given Amnesty–gee, thanks patriarchy!

On Christmas Eve, Elizabeth Windsor issued a royal pardon, only the fourth of her reign. Long-deceased WW2 codebreaker and international science hero Alan Turing was being pardoned for, well, being gay. For his crimes, Turing was offered a choice between two punishments: chemical castration and imprisonment. He chose castration and suffered greatly because of it. The estrogen…

Literary Women Illustrated

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines Samantha Hahn Chronicle Books I picked this book up because of the arresting cover illustration. It’s Hahn’s portrait of Brett Ashley, from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. A haughty flapper with short, red-gold waves and eyelids heavy with blue-black shadow turns her nose up to us….

News & Things: Feminism(s)

Promise you’ll come back? Go read this short comic from Kate Beaton on border guards and breaking up. And then come back. Oh hey. News Black Female Voices: bell hooks & Melissa Harris-Perry Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks sit down to discuss black feminism, then and now and going forward. Why Video Games Succeeded Where…