The Broad Avenger

Wonder Women…. a story of super-heroines…


I love everything about this photoset

The lack of condescension in cultural sharing

The nonsexualization

The contextual foreignness of firm breasts in a society that doesn’t use bras

Only half of this crap is from Fox News…


Sexism in News Media 2012

Someone from library school shared this video with me. I literally just finished watching it and came here to share, so I haven’t really processed things yet. But I was angry the whole time the video clips were running, and then when they showed magazine covers I teared up. Must be my female hormones. I’m going to be thinking about this message for awhile.

A Small Victory for a Feminist Filmmaker

A young gamer girl had the idea to challenge - or at least investigate the possibility of - misogyny in video games. She started a kickstarter campaign and posted on the internet to see what kind of support she could find online. Instead, she got to enjoy hours of dickish troll commenting like the following:

haha shut up bitch and get back in the kitchen CroniXw0rd88

Wow, She even LOOKS like a bitch. Need help there, lady? Can’t figure out how to hold a controller yet? How odd. Get the fuck off my gaming. badkiller2

So… want all women to be loud annoying bitches in vidya too? Not quiet skillful things? mkay Nikolai2999

Not so terribly different from your usual dick troll insight, but perhaps more specifically sexist and gaming specific.

But after the hate went viral, so did the love.  She was able to earn $158,917 to make her video. Her goal was just $6000.  Let’s hope she makes a smart movie. 

Here is her blog post on the subject. [read complete post]

Here is a very small sample of the harassment I deal with for daring to criticize sexism in video games. Keep in mind that all this is in response to my Kickstarter project for a video series called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (which I have not even made yet). These are the types of silencing tactics often used against women on the internet who dare to speak up. But don’t worry it won’t stop me!