Tag Archive | women

TV Tropes Monday: Amazon Brigade


Tweet of the Day: Gamers have become the new Religious Right  ——- Because Men Use Violence and Women Use Communication it is very rare to see women fighting/fighters out there on Media-Land(tm).  Sometimes you may find the odd Lady of War, but she is one woman army among the hordes of swarthy male combatants. But […]

Space for Rent: Rafa’s Escort Service


  Last week massacre in California made me think of my college days. Back then I managed to, in spite of my extreme social awkwardness and ineptitude, to have a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Many of them were women. We would gather in the Student Union building for breakfast or lunch, tell stories, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Rape as Backstory


Tweet of the Day: Video Games And Violence: The Connection ——- Want to add a bit of drama to a female character (it is almost always female) background? Just add rape. <INSERT EYE ROLL HERE> The problem with this trope is that it emphasizes the image of women as perennial victims. This trope does not […]

Space for Rent: Look but Don’t Touch


Tweet of the Day: Alisa Valdes: Anti-feminist romance not so romantic ——- Sounds simple enough, every responsible parent makes sure their children learn the difference between admiring an object and manipulating without permission. I am tempted to make a straight line analogy between this and the idea that no woman “asks” to be rape. That is, […]

Space for Rent: Male Voices in Women Spaces


Tweet of the Day:  Plot bunnies…or killer rabbits? —— Two recent posts I(here and here)  made me think about men and women and the social “spaces” each occupies. First, the concept of “Women Spaces” conjures areas where women where shoved to by men, be they schools, hospitals or kitchens. But that is not how modern […]

Space for Rent: Tropes vs. Women in Video Games


Tweet of the Day: Freudian Friday: Xander Harris ——– Caveat, I am not asking for money. I don’t need any money. Okay, I do need it, but I’m not asking, nor receiving. Nor am I associated with the site below, but I think it is a cool idea whose time has come. I’m talking about […]

Space for Rent: Gaming and Expanding the Genre Audience


Tweet of the Day: On Blogging About Yourself ——– Okay, starting a post with a video, specially a video as long as this one is not exactly blogging kosher (??) but you should watch it first, (ALL OF IT! DO IIIIIIT! 🙂 ) and then proceed with the rest of the post. Yes, as the […]

Fantasy: Women in Fantasy


Tweet of the Day:  Wandering in the Garden ——- Women in the fantasy genre…. A bit of a problem, if you (as a writer) based it on the European Middles Ages (or feudal Japan, or Ancient Middle East or any ye olde culture lost to the mist of time). Why? (you ask) Because for most […]

Weekend Roundup: June 5 – 11


Tweet of the Day: 3 Easy Ways to Build Suspense ——- I noticed a few things about the blog this week: 1. The spam bots seem particularly interested in my theme/widgets.  They are getting more articulate, but not necessarily more intelligent. But they are evolving….shudder. 2. Trolls! Yes, you know your blog is going places […]

A Little Theory of Mine About Men and Women


OK, I admit it, I am bored. I should be writing and no blogging is not writing (raised eyebrow). Yet, I had this old (and perhaps sexist) idea bouncing in my mind for awhile. Hence the title. It goes something like this: a key difference between men and women is that men are possessive and […]