Posts tagged "Feminism"

Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase: 7 new plays that pass the Bechdel Test

Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase: 7 new plays that pass the Bechdel Test
The Women’s Theatre Alliance New Play Development Workshop Showcase is Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30 PM at City Lit Theatre (1020 W Bryn Mawr Avenue) in Chicago. The showcase features seven new plays with a focus on female characters. Some are short plays that will be performed in their entirety; others are full-length plays from... Read more »

In praise of badass pregnant women

In praise of badass pregnant women
I recently watched The Night Manager mini-series. Although most of the hype focused on male leads Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie (a.k.a. Loki vs. House), I was equally fascinated by Angela Burr, the character played by Olivia Colman. Angela Burr is a British intelligence officer who won’t let anything stop her from tracking an international arms... Read more »

My welcome to "women in tech" moment

My welcome to "women in tech" moment
Growing up I never thought it was unusual to be a “woman in tech.” Sure, I was a girl who taught myself how to code by second grade, but I wrote that code on a computer that was largely used by my mother. I guess there weren’t many women in my computer classes, but I... Read more »
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Misogyny accusations raise tensions at Santa's Workshop

Misogyny accusations raise tensions at Santa's Workshop
Santa’s Workshop has been a target of misogyny accusations and harassment claims largely surrounding the treatment of toy developer Missy d’Elf. Missy and her supporters have been threatened, and their personal information has been posted online. Many argue the harassment is more evidence of the notoriously anti-feminist culture in the toy-making industry. Opponents say the... Read more »

Better Halloween costumes for women and girls

It’s the Halloween season, so it’s time for adults and kids to choose Halloween costumes. Unfortunately, the majority of Halloween costumes for women and girls are either princesses, “sexy” versions of normally not very sexy things, and sexy princesses. I, too, am guilty of joking about sexy Star Wars costumes, but if you are looking... Read more »

Not engineers or executives: The other women in tech

When people talk about “women in tech” they usually mean female engineers or women who have risen to positions of executive leadership, but there are a lot of women in tech who are neither of those things. Analysts and project managers are to “women in tech” what stay at home moms are to the general feminist... Read more »
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"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" My Lean In epiphany

I didn’t expect to cry when I saw Sheryl Sandberg at BlogHer. I haven’t even read Lean In, the book by the Facebook COO about what women have to do to succeed. I haven’t even read many of the articles about Lean In. I tend to be turned off my mass movements. Still, I cried... Read more »

Akin and Mourdock Lose: It's "God's Will" That The Idea of "Legitimate Rape" Has Been Shut Down

Both Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock have lost after making highly offensive comments about rape.  Both men had previously been favored to win. Both states are otherwise “red.” Did a few statements about rape, pregnancy and abortion lose them their elections? I hope so. Is it right to lose an election based on a few... Read more »

Sexism in So Many Words: Mitt Romney, Violentacrez and Julia Gillard

Yesterday a blog post of mine was linked to by another website. I was appreciative for the link as it continues to drive a lot of traffic to my site; however, the person who put up the link summarized the post by saying that in it the author (me) described “his” experience. It was a... Read more »
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