Revenge of the Feminerd

Revenge of the Feminerd: More Feminerd Forerunners

Earlier in this series I did a post on the bluestockings and a Facebook commenter suggested I do a follow-up piece on Japanese anarchist feminists. I thought now would be a good opportunity to mention them and some... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Fanfic is Underrated

I’ll admit there’s a lot of fanfiction that can read like sloppily edited romance novels (including my first couple of stories), and the fact that anyone can publish fanfic without having writing experience can mean readers have to wade through a lot to find the real gems. That’s... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Board Game Colonialism

Unfortunately there are a significant number of boardgames themed around European colonialism, and they really rub me the wrong way. The legacy of colonialism still underpins social inequalities in North America and around the world, so I want to take a closer look at the games I play that deal... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Feminism? There's an App for That

Part of the reason the iPhone has been getting more buzz than other smartphones seems to be due to the plethora of apps available on the system (over 350,000 compared to just over 25,000 for Blackberry). And given some of the options we’ve seen, including hate-filled,... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: In Praise of Batgirl

Since those early days of running around doing Batman-themed dressup, Batgirl has been my favorite superheroine. She’s less cutesy than the Sailor Scouts, nerdier than Nightshade, wears more clothing than Wonder Woman, and has a greater variety of super abilities than my second-favorite... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: What PC Games Teach Girls

The media pays a lot of attention to violence in kids’ video games, but not so much the negative messages around gender stereotypes in games for tween girls. In an article in WIRED magazine, Tracey John... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Feminist D&D

Earlier in the series someone commented that they were starting a Dungeons and Dragons group and were looking for suggestions on how to keep it feminist. As luck would have it, I’ve played a campaign or two of D&D in my time, so I loved the idea of writing about it. Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Interview with Stuff Mom Never Told You

If you’re the type of person who watches shows like MythBusters or Daily Planet you might also have come across, a Discovery-owned website that aims to be a resource for people to get credible, accessible... Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Bluestockings, the Original Feminerds

After writing my intro post for this column, Facebook commenter Jen mentioned the bluestockings and I thought it would be a great idea to dedicate a post to them: the original English feminerds. Read more »

Revenge of the Feminerd: Big Bang Theory Theories

I wanted to love The Big Bang Theory, I really did. The concept is hugely appealing to someone like me: a sitcom based on the lives of four seriously geeky scientists (Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj), featuring frequent cameos by nerd icons like Wil Wheaton. It’s kind of like... Read more »