Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Estrogen Month - Day 22

One of the more encouraging signs about the impact feminist thought is having on pop culture is all the male bloggers reiterating versions of "enough is enough" in response to comics and other entertainment that they find sexist. Two examples of this in the past day include posts from Charles Yoakum on how villainesses and "bad girls" always seem to be depicted as (and in many cases defined by being) freer with their sexuality, as well as more severely underdressed, than heroines; and Kevin Church giving a scathing review to a new superhero manga title [my mistake, he actually liked the book despite - or because of - its sexism, so I guess he's less of a "fellow traveler" than I made him out to be]. A lot of supportive posts by guys are covered regularly by When Fangirls Attack, so don't let that blog's name fool you, men can be just as feminist (and outraged) as women!

Today's spotlight is on RL Williams of The Essentia Sphere, who seems to have number of pop-culture interests ranging from comics to TV to music to fashion, and good solid opinions on all of it, many having to do with her disbelief that some people seem to be dumber than rocks. Remember, don't drink the Stupid Water!

The guidelines for nominating and voting for feminist pop-culture bloggers during Estrogen Month are outlined here. I'm also hosting the 12th Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans on March 31. The deadline for submissions is March 29, and guidelines are outlined here (please send links via email or use this submission form). Still holding at only 7 entries (or entrées, if you will, since I plan to do an Iron Blogger kinda theme), but with I-CON this weekend I hope that increases.