A message for JJ Abrams as the new “Star Wars” approaches:
(Enjoy having that stuck in your head for days. Sorry!)
If you’re not totally burned out on GamerGate yet, check out this amazing makeup tutorial, with tips like “line the waterline of your eyes so feminists can’t drink your tears.”
Speaking of feminism, I’m not all that thrilled with Joss Whedon’s depiction as the king of male feminists, and this piece explains why. It was printed before “Avengers” came out, so here’s my addition: Black Widow is another “strong female character” who’s threatened with brutal sexual violence by a powerful male character. It turns out she was prepared for (sort of) an attack like this, but why does a female character need to prove herself immune to sexual violence (or even the threat of it) to be considered “strong?”
Adam Savage nails it, though, in an interview question about GamerGate: “I could be a little girl’s role model, but I’m not going to be her ideal role model. She needs a woman to do that. We need to find that balance.”
15 things to start doing by the time you’re 30. They’re not even that painful!