Archives: feminism

Hermitage High students fighting the good fight for gender equality

A group of kids at Hermitage offers you the chance to see a great film and asks for nothing in return but your presence, which will do a lot.

Women in comics: Beating the boys club

I grew up wanting to be X-Men’s Storm, or possibly Catwoman. Now I’d settle for seeing a decent, female-led super hero movie.

Futile anger at Internet misogyny

Anita Sarkeesian released her latest episode of Feminist Frequency, part of her “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” project this week…you will be shocked at how women are treated in this medium.

Call me a misogynist

Men need to call each other out. Every time they don’t, the world gets a little worse.

The To Do List: Running the bases whether you like it or not

It’s a gross summer comedy about teens getting nasty, but hear me out, this one is different.

Atomic Robo: A comic book without the T&A

Female characters in comic books are often props for gratuitous T&A, but one local comic writer has found success by doing something radical…depicting women as real people.

The Heat: Two women talk to each other about something besides a man

I’m gonna guess you’ve seen more buddy-cop films featuring dogs than you’ve seen that feature two women.

Star Trek Into Darkness: These are the voyages of a few dudes

Welcome to the 23rd century, where the universe is filled with beautiful action sequences, and women are worse off than they were in the 1990s.

That’s “Mother” to you.

WSJ writer Katie Rosman made quite a splash with her piece about mommies pretending to be regular people. Serves us right for venturing out of the kitchen.

Women still underrepresented in Virginia politics

Today the number of female members of the Virginia House of Delegates stands at 19, the highest it’s ever been. That’s 19 out of 100 House members–a far cry from parity in a state where 50.9 percent of the population is female.