These are my links for August 22nd through September 5th:
- Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide –
tags: howto referencing
- SIMMSpace – Online Dissertation Binding (Postgraduate) –
tags: thesis binding
- Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test — The Hathor Legacy – While writing Female characters exist to promote male leads for network profits, I realized something I had never quite put together in so many words. It’s important enough to deserve its own article (thanks, Bellatrys!), so here it is: my screenwriting professors taught me not to write scripts that passed the Bechdel/Mo Movie Measure/”Dykes To Watch Out For” test, and I can tell you why, and this needs to be known.
tags: culture feminism film writing gender
- Foreign Film Week: Female Empowerment, a Critique of Patriarchy…Is ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ the Most Feminist Action Film Ever? | Bitch Flicks – Can an action film portray exquisitely choreographed fighting
scenes, badass fully dimensional ladies, tragic romantic love and make a searing social
statement? Yes, yes, yes. One of my favorite films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an undoubtedly feminist action
film with a potent gender commentary woven throughout.
tags: women film feminism CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon
- Feedly v17 requires re-login with every visit in Opera 12.16 – Opera browser – Opera Community –
tags: feedly google opera
These are my links for June 13th through June 24th:
These are my links for February 23rd through February 26th:
These are my links for February 18th through February 22nd:
- Life With and Without Animated Ducks: The Future Is Gender Distributed – Charlie’s Diary – Yet it seems silly to get excited about that. It might be cool because the word nanotechnology is involved, but it's not like the camera on the iPhone might be a tiny bit better, am I right? Things culturally associated with women pretty regularly get sniffed at as silly or insignificant or stupid or boring–even if men need clean clothes, too, even if some men somewhere surely do laundry.
tags: gender technology
- [toread] Microspore 03 by deathboy on SoundCloud – Create, record and share your sounds for free – I've written a short piece to accompany Jeff Noon's Microspore 03 – get some freaky techno soundscape down you!
- [toread] img.ly photo sharing service for twitter – Here is a big list of companies to boycott the crap out of.
- Pipopotamus: An Open Letter to Channel 4 – I am writing to you with the hope that you will stop ruining my life. While you're obsession with my ethnicity is flattering, it has become somewhat apparent to me that you might have gotten the wrong end of the stick. This is sort of awkward for me, because I don't want to be the one to break it to you, but your documentary, 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings', is unfortunately a work of fiction. There is no need to be embarrassed, it can happen to the best of us, and thus I hope my letter will help you establish the facts, after all I'm sure you are passionate about fighting discrimination against ethnic minorities. Don't be modest now, we know you are…right?
tags: bigfatgypsywedding channel4 gypsy traveller romany
- The Cornell Ratio: Should SFF Convention Panels Be 50/50 Male and Female? | Tor.com – The idea seemed simple, with Paul offering to use himself as a “blunt instrument” to address the issue of gender parity; he decided that when he was present on any convention panel this year, if the panel did not have a 50/50 gender split, then he would politely step down and find a woman to take his place.
tags: conventionpanels sciencefiction scifi gender men women genderparity conventions discussion