Category: Sexism

  • Starting February: Debarkle

    I’ve been mulling over for some time (years tbh) writing a history of the Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy attempt to hijack the Hugo Awards. A few things have put me off doing so. Two of the obstacles is any account needs at least some treatment of RaceFail and of the Requires Hate story and they are […]

  • Dialogue: Thessaly by Jo Walton

    [Warning on themes around sexual violence and consent] Plato: Joy to you Camestros. I am pleased to see you in the Agora this morning. Camestros: Ah! Plato! I seem to have instantiated into a 1960’s movie set about the Greek myths. I assume that in your day there weren’t quite so many ruined pillars or […]

  • Why (some of the)* Right Hates Elsa

    I’ll start with the only place this post can start – which is where it needs to finish also: How much does the right of Science Fiction & Fantasy hate this movie and this song in particular? A *lot*, more than perhaps you may have noticed. Sure, the new Star Wars movies have received more […]

  • Ockham, the neo-Thomist right and transgender rights

    Micael Gustavsson asked a good question in the previous post and my reply got so long that I thought it should be a post instead. [A caveat – I’m not an expert on Medieval philosophy or Ockham but I have been to Surrey. Any philosophy professors or expert on the theology of the middle ages […]

  • Review: Ghostbusters Versus Timothy

    CF: So Ghostbusters, what did you think? Timothy: Overall I felt the  duffel bag could have been larger. CF: Seriously, it was the only way to get you into the cinema. Timothy: Ah, the ‘No Cats’ rule again. CF: Specifically the ‘No cats called Timothy because he keeps shouting at the characters in the movie’ […]

  • An insight into video game sexism? I’m in two minds…

    There is an interesting paper (with an odd flaw) on sexism in online video games. It was published the other day on PLOS ONE and can be read in full here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0131613 Hoorah for open access! [You can even download their data and their R scripts] Two researchers (Kasumovic from UNSW in Sydney and Kuznekoff […]

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