“The Martian”: Film’s Women Characters Surpass the Book’s

As you might have gleaned from the title, I have read the The Martian and found it wanting in several areas, the most glaring being the treatment of the women characters in the story. Fortunately, Matt Damon breathed life into the shallow, unemotional persona of Mark Watney, and the directors wisely left out the offensive bits of Watney’s… Read More

The Feminist Funderwear Party

Jane Doe, the author of this post, is not the name of any actual person. Jane Doe is an anonymous account under which women can feel free to share stories they normally would not feel comfortable sharing publicly. For more information read “Who is Jane Doe?” “You’re inviting me to a Funderwear Party?” I asked my… Read More

Squirrel Girl is Kickin’ Butts and Eatin’ Nuts

Love watching superhero movies? Love reading comic books? Always wanted to read comics and didn’t know where to start? Always wanted a squirrel for a pet? The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has got you covered on every front. Squirrel Girl abounds with confidence, uses unconventional problem solving strategies, and is basically the perfect role model. She celebrates… Read More

The Prequel to: “Yes, I’m a Dungeon Master. Yes, I’m a Woman.”

Two weeks ago I began a blog post series entitled “Yes, I’m a Dungeon Master. Yes I’m a Woman”, and so far I’ve covered the very basics of Dungeon Master (DM) craft. This week I want to take a step back for a moment and discuss why I felt such a series was necessary when hundreds of… Read More

March Podcast: Women’s History VS “Historically Accurate” Fiction

In honor of Women’s History Month we’ve dedicated an entire podcast to discussing the phenomenon of content creators using the excuse of “historical accuracy” for the inaccurate portrayal (or non-portrayal) of women in various forms of media. Tina, Lindsay Ann, Reesha, and Lindsey debated how women are failed by this excuse and deliberated on why… Read More

Why I Keep My Cookies Frozen

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. There’s a recipe at the end of this post. There is also homework in this post. If you’ve ever watched the food network, you know how often it is that someone will say “It’s my grandma’s recipe” or “my mother taught me how”. Or maybe… Read More