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This Exists... Because of A Lady

Gather ‘Round, Bibliophiles, For A Crash Course on Jane Eyre [Video]

Reader, if you would enjoy nothing better than to spend an evening debating feminist themes in Victorian literature, then this is the video (and likely, the comment thread) for you. In this episode of Crash Course, host John Green picks apart Charlotte Brontë’s masterwork, including her personal history, the plot of the novel, and the tip of the interpretive iceberg. Go make some popcorn.


We Can Be Heroes

Happy International Women’s Day From All Of Us At The Mary Sue

Doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, straight or queer, cis or trans, Gryffindor or Slytherin. Today belongs to all of us. Cheers to you, women of the world, and to the men who stand beside us. Let’s get out there and make things awesome.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Do You Like Harry Potter? Memes? Wearing Shirts?

Yes, Slitidoge, (not Slytherdoge?) Ravendoge, and Huffledoge are all available on Etsy user DarkHero’s shop. (Geeks Are Sexy)


If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

Lean In, Getty Create More Diverse Stock Photo Pool That’s Still Problematic

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg‘s nonprofit created to empower women, has partnered with Getty Images to create a stock photo pool that represents more diverse women in more diverse roles. That’s a good thing! However, as with most things Sandberg does, it has its massively problematic sides.


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Feminist Pillows To Rest Your Head On After A Hard Day Of Being A Boss

Nightingale Boutique has some wares we think you might like. Feminist pillows, for instance. Take a look at what they have to offer in that vein as well as a few recognizable pop-culture additions.


Consider the Following

Joss Whedon Dissects The Word “Feminist” In Equality Now Speech [VIDEO]

We’re not quite sure how we feel about this one but we thought you might want to give it a watch.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: It Looks Like Superman Flew Too Close To The Red Sun

Artists Steve Lawler and Eric Foenander are responsible for this Dalí-esque Superman sculpture, titled “Nobody can save us…” and located at the Singapore Art Museum. (via Neatorama)


Today in Boobs

SDCC 2013 Saw the First Woman-Moderated Movie Panel In Hall H

You’d think that, after years and years of SDCCs, there would have been at least one woman-moderated panel in the hallowed hall H, right? Wrong. This year was the first.

From the Indiewire article:

Women have moderated panels at the smaller cons before and in the other rooms at Comic-Con, but never at the main show itself. The closest it’s gotten to this before was Jenna Busch moderated a TV panel in Hall H on Sunday. But, usually those panels aren’t the 6,500 behemoths that movie panels are. They actually have removed seats from the hall for reasons I still don’t quite understand. This year, it finally happened with LA Times’ Hero Complex editor Gina McIntyre, who moderated the panel for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.

Women dominated San Diego Comic-Con this year in more ways than one. We’ve already reported about how women are leading the conversations when it comes to SDCC social media discussion, and now Indiewire has a great article on  how the female presence was felt at the biggest con in the country. Worth noting in particular was the “Women Who Kick Ass” panel, which featured the above lovely badasses (from left to right): Tatiana Maslany, Katee Sackhoff, Maggie Q, Danai Gurira, and Michelle Rodriguez.

Want to read more? Check out the article on Indiewire!

(via Indiewire)


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Austenland: The Girls Club We Never Wanted Nor Asked For

The newest film from Jerusha Hess (co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) and Sony Pictures Classics is called Austenland, and is basically about women LARPing Jane Austen-worthy scenarios.

So why am I side-eyeing this project like there’s no tomorrow? It’s written and acted and produced by women, about women. I’m a feminist, so shouldn’t I be happy? Why does the film’s marketing strategy make me want to gag? Head under the cut for the answer.


Oh Mah Glob Guys

Is Beemo a Third-Wave Feminist?

When you think “third-wave feminist icons”, a little sentient cartoon videogame probably doesn’t come to mind. However, in this video from Idea Channel, Mike Rugnetta discusses how Adventure Time‘s Beemo might just be an intelligent feminist take on what gender expression means.

Who knew that little robot could mean so much?

(via Geekosystem)

Previously in Adventure Time

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