Welcome to the 64th edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! For the uninitiated, this carnival is a collection of blogging on feminist-y themes by Australian and New Zealand bloggers. I last hosted the carnival in July 2012, so this is my second go. You can find past carnivals here on the DUFC website. (You … More The 64th Down Under Feminists’ Carnival
There’s always a lot of discussion around of major TV characters (such as Sherlock and Sheldon Cooper, for example) being asexual. So I thought I’d put together a list of four other, perhaps lesser known characters – from books, movies, TV, web comics – who are either named as asexual (in one case), strongly implied … More Finding Asexual Characters
A few weeks ago (I know, it’s taken me ages to get around to this!) I was given a Beautiful Blogger Award! I feel very honoured indeed. I haven’t received any awards before, and didn’t really know that they existed. Part of getting the award is also passing it on, so to speak, and sharing … More Beautiful Blogger Award
This post in the first in a series of planned posts on my favourite feminist characters and female role models in books and TV. Check back during the next few months for other posts in this series! Earlier this year I was introduced to the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender by a friend. Since … More Feminists in Fiction: Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
I’ve been thinking about the way that my identity as a feminist and my identity as asexual intersect. Although I discovered feminism and asexuality around the same time, I’ve only started pondering their influence on each other over the last few weeks. One of the big, underlying feminist ideas (for me at least) is the … More Being an Ace Feminist
It’s so very hard to escape my feminism these days. I just can’t seem to do it anymore, and I can’t understand how other people, intelligent people I like a lot, just don’t pick up on instances of blatant sexism. I went to the movies today with my family, something that doesn’t happen very often. … More Put a sexist joke on the end!
A little bit of Doctor Who, today. Eleven is my doctor. Of course, I loved Nine and Ten as well, for different reasons – Nine was the oncoming storm, born out of the rage and sorrow of war. Eccleston’s performance was very raw, and yet at the same time very whacky. I loved series … More The Eleventh Doctor as Asexual