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The Alt-Oscars*

Let’s do this.

ALT BEST PICTURE: I’ve only seen one “Best Picture” nomination — “Arrival” and I thought it was mostly Zzz… — so out of… 824 more words

Reviews

Reclaiming Space and how to deal with the Creepy Old Man at the bar

They say that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Ho ho ho, he he he, what a lark. The saying clearly came about before women won the right to give their opinion, because for the second sex there is of course a third certainty: creepy old men. 1,059 more words

Rage Against The Machine

Power versus Behavior

There’s a problem in progressive/liberal/hippie, and even in centrist, circles that I’ve been struggling to see as a problem and to name for a while, and I think I’ve finally figured it out. 1,378 more words

Hidden Agendas?: STEM, Women, and Sexism

This evening it occurred to me (when I wasn’t trying to have any new ideas!) that it would be worth thinking through the recent specific emphasis on STEM programs (I first heard about this push in 2011) and its cultural, intertextual relationships with people we call women and with sexism and college enrollment patterns. 398 more words

Thoughts And Perspectives

Daily Journal Challenge: 02/25/17

Prompt: Which gender has an easier time in life?
Answer: How is this a question?

Writing Prompt

The Rants of a Feminist

Feminists in the Indian society are still looked at with a skeptical eye, like we are not real, or worse, we are real… and dangerous. They ask, “Why are you a feminist? 983 more words

Be Your Own Agent For Change

There are two ways to find your genius.  The first is to hope and pray for the right circumstances, opportunities, and that all of the stars align in the right way at the right time.  979 more words