Posts tagged sexism

Chuck Palahniuk’s confused gender politics are stranger than fiction

"That fact that Fight Club is being taught seems—to me—to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues. The past years have given us so many books, from The Color Purple to The Joy Luck Club to How to Make an American Quilt, which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men.”

Thank you, Chuck, for standing up for male writers, a desperately marginalized group.”

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's Tumblr Q&A meant to promote his new book goes awry.

It’s time for a female-led Marvel movie
Frozen, Maleficent, and Lucy are proving that women come to see movies that focus on women. Who could have known?
But for now, some Hollywood executives would rather lose money chasing a demographic that’s fleeing theaters than pay attention to the female butts that are currently filling their seats.

It’s time for a female-led Marvel movie

FrozenMaleficent, and Lucy are proving that women come to see movies that focus on women. Who could have known?

But for now, some Hollywood executives would rather lose money chasing a demographic that’s fleeing theaters than pay attention to the female butts that are currently filling their seats.

Is the most famous porn movie of all time actually revenge porn?
Object, a UK feminist organization which calls itself a “human rights organisation specifically set up to challenge the sexual objectification of women,” is lobbying Amazon to remove Deep Throat and memorabilia featuring its star, Linda Lovelace (nee Boreman).
Because Lovelace later disavowed her association with the film, claiming her performance was non-consensual, Object is arguing that Deep Throat falls under the category of “revenge porn.”
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Is the most famous porn movie of all time actually revenge porn?

Object, a UK feminist organization which calls itself a “human rights organisation specifically set up to challenge the sexual objectification of women,” is lobbying Amazon to remove Deep Throat and memorabilia featuring its star, Linda Lovelace (nee Boreman).

Because Lovelace later disavowed her association with the film, claiming her performance was non-consensual, Object is arguing that Deep Throat falls under the category of “revenge porn.”

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fastcompany:

Because its editors are mostly male, an open-source map that provides data to companies like Foursquare and Craigslist may contain more strip clubs than day care centers.
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fastcompany:

Because its editors are mostly male, an open-source map that provides data to companies like Foursquare and Craigslist may contain more strip clubs than day care centers.

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When it comes to "adult content," Game of Thrones should look to Penny Dreadful for guidance.

The main excuse given by the IeSF seems to be that women are segregated in order to better promote women’s esports, giving women opportunities to compete without being dominated by higher numbers of male competitors.

If this reasoning were sincere, we’d be seeing women’s tournaments given the same coverage and support as men’s events. The Hearthstone World Championship, to be held at Blizzcon in November, boasts $250,000 in prize money. The Starcraft World Championship Series offers up $100,000 for first place alone (and, of course, also uses male pronouns as default throughout its site). Esports are serious business, not chump change, and relegating women to separate brackets on the sidelines under the guise of supporting them sends a very clear message about how seriously the IeSF takes female competitors.
Narelle Battersby’s epic smackdown on the Hearthstone bullshit: “When it comes to women in esports, separate is not equal

The truth about tech's sexism problem is even worse than you think

That the tech industry is sexist is no surprise: One need only peruse the extensive timeline of incidents at Geek Feminism for an illustration.

But every now and then, it’s especially sexist, like Sexist Superman exploded out of the underoos of the latest set of khaki-clad dudebros—as in the case of Tinder, where co-founder and former marketing vice president Whitney Wolfe is suing the company for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation.

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What the box-office win for 'The Fault in Our Stars' means for Hollywood

The Fault In Our Stars beat Edge of Tomorrow at the box office this weekend, bringing in $48.2 million across North America.

Translated into layman’s terms, that means a low-budget teen movie about cancer patients was more successful than a blockbuster action movie helmed by Tom Cruise. And Edge of Tomorrow wasn’t even a flop. By and large, it had surprisingly excellent reviews.

The success of TFIOS hopefully marks a tipping point in the way Hollywood caters to young, female audiences. Recent movies that did well with female leads (The Hunger Games, Divergent) were also marketed with an overall tone of, “Hey, we know this has a female lead, but boys can totally enjoy it too, don’t panic!”

TFIOS, on the other hand, cost $12 million to make, played to an 82 percent female audience, and required Shailene Woodley to wear a nasal cannula throughout.

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The Telegraph gives her the inaccurate but far more positive rating of “the most (the first?) complex female role in the Avengers franchise to date.”
Apparently he failed to notice Pepper Potts (40-year-old tech company CEO), the four central female characters of the Thor movies, Peggy Carter (World War II intelligence agent), Maria Hill (deputy director of an international spy agency), and half the main cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This article throws so much shade at male reviewers and it is glorious (via inkdeaeth)