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Thoughts On Ghostbusters (From A Ghostbusters Virgin)

Thoughts On Ghostbusters (From A Ghostbusters Virgin)

I never saw the original Ghostbusters film. I think it was partly that I was just a little bit too young to coincide with it as a generational phenomenon, and partly that it didn’t really cross my family’s radar. There are many, many films that people consider essential to their childhoods that I’ve never seen, most Disney movies among them. I was mostly a reader rather than a film-watcher as a kid, although I was absolutely obsessed with Star Wars…

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Life As A Heroine Addict

Life As A Heroine Addict

Engie tagged me in something called the heroine tag, which doesn’t appear to have any particular rules, but does have questions to answer. I’ve got more into these Q&A posts recently, and I thought it might be fun to tackle. Which heroine would you trade places with? Being a heroine always seems to have a lot of disadvantages as well as advantages: protagonists always have to suffer before they can succeed. But I’d maybe go with Deryn Sharp from Leviathan…

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Thor Is A Woman (And Other Good News)

Thor Is A Woman (And Other Good News)

Big week for women, this one. The cabinet reshuffle brought more women into prominent roles (yeah but they’re still Tories though, aren’t they?), the CofE voted in favour of women being allowed to become bishops, and Marvel announced that Thor is going to be a woman in new comics. Guess which one I’m going to talk about. You’re right! It’s a politics blog again! Oh wait, no. *shuffles notes* So, Thor. Haven’t heard about this recasting, or think it’s a…

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Rage Against The Patriarchy

Rage Against The Patriarchy

I don’t know when it happened, but at some point in the last year I turned into one of Them. The angry feminists. The ones who see you being misogynistic on your blog in the dark depths on the internet and WILL call you out on it; the ones who contradict your assertion that the Bechdel test is worthless; the ones who sit there and fume about the patriarchy. It happened. I don’t know how. I mean, I do know:…

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