Two Decades Later

Two decades ago I was a teenager. Of course I knew everything, including what the world would look like when I would be an adult. Gender inequality still existed for me then, but by the time I grew up it would all be sorted out. Of course it would — the world…

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A Few Good Men

I am twelve, or thereabouts. For the first time in my life, I have become aware of a particular social norm, whereby it is considered traditional that if ever a man would want to marry me, he might expect to ask my father for permission. I find this distasteful. As…

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It’s all gone a bit Bechdel

I was informed on an internet forum this week that I shouldn’t go and see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Why? Because it doesn’t pass the Bechdel test. So, to clarify, one woman who identifies as a feminist (the lady who wrote the post) tried to tell another…

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