Tuesday 3 January 2012

Links roundup

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Ker-pow! Women kick back against comic-book sexism
The Guardian reports on a new comic anthology featuring female artists and male writers.
"Historically the comic book industry has been very male-dominated, but recently there has been a shift," says Lisa Wood, co-founder of the Thought Bubble festival, a six-day event in Leeds billed as the UK's largest annual event celebrating all "sequential art" forms. "We are suddenly hearing women's views and experiences on politics, religion, sexual ideas and parenthood. But most importantly these stories are not exclusive to women, they are stories for everyone."
Another Grauniad article, this one about sexism in the media:
Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women's groups demand

Nonbinary  is a new visibility, education and advocacy network for those who don't fit the gender binary.

The performance of masculinity
Charlie Glickman writes about male gender socialisation.

“Mommy, they are just like me.”
A mother writes about her six year old son's crush on a gay male character in Glee. This is why representation in the popular media matters - it gives us a reference point to talk about our own experiences, and normalises those experiences.

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