It must be Friday!

patrickstewart

We’ve been having a conversation about Internet sexism lately. It is one of those conversations that just happens around the edges of the party. This post will catch you up, just in case you have something to say about it. You should go and read it. I think it is the only post we’ve done so far that has generated 29 comments, and we wouldn’t mind continuing that conversation.

Here are some links we’ve collected this week about sexism on the Internet.

First, this one from the Pacific Standard. I am not sure any of us have examined it as closely as it deserves yet, but we filed it away in the archive because it inspired a New York Times editorial and a post at The Mary Sue (which we picked up on twitter via CompGeekHolly, who does fabulous work).

We also found NOLA Feminizer, Feminist Philosphers, Lisa Wade, and a very well-thought-0ut Tumblr page. I like them. I hope you do, too.

Just in case you are wondering how Feminist Friday works:  Every Friday is Feminist Friday. That means you have at least 50 chances per year to write about women needing more equality and less aggression in their lives. If you don’t think this is important, perhaps Alva can persuade you otherwise.

image: I got it here with a Google search. Beyond that, I have no idea, but I am grateful to whomever snapped the pic, and will happily credit them if I ever find out who it was.

[Dwarf Vader is on vacation this week. We are hoping he makes it back by next Friday, because we miss him.]

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2 thoughts on “It must be Friday!

  1. I hadn’t heard of Feminist Friday, what a brilliant idea! I also read the article by Amanda Hess yesterday and found it deeply disturbing. I have been thinking about writing about misogyny on the internet ever since I read an Op-Ed by Lauren Mayberry of the band Chvrches, detailing her experience with hateful and threatening comments towards her on-line…. You have inspired me to do that, connecting it to a post two other posts I wrote a few months ago about feminism and bullying/rape/suicide among our youth… Thank you for the push!

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