elisi: (#womancard)

The threads are just amazing. And I have learned the term 'suffragent'! :D
elisi: (Grrl power)

Read the whole thread. Very much worth your while. Money quote:

That's how implausible female strength is to these people: they literally think it's an element of fantasy worldbuilding, like dragons.
elisi: (Spike DD by ruuger (NOT sharable!))
Serendipity is a funny thing...

This whole Joss mess has come along exactly as I decided to finally delve back into the AtS 'verse and finish a WIP I abandoned years ago. (As it happens, it's the only fic I've ever properly planned out, so I found my extensive notes and actually know where the story is going!)

Now, before beginning to write I figured I should probably watch a few episodes, just to make sure I had their voices right in my head; so I watched A Hole in the World and Shells. And it's a fascinating exercise in doublethink (doubleview?).

Like, I love the 'verse. I love the characters. I love the story. I will always be grateful to Joss & co for creating this world.

But there is also the fact that (the very very special) Fred has SIX men standing around her bedside. All of them going to go out and try to SAVE her. (See subject line...)

As you know, the only other women (still standing) in the extended cast are Harmony (who is delightful, but mostly comic relief) and Eve, who is very powerful yet lost all agency the second she lost her boyfriend. ETA: Oh and there's Nina too. I like Nina. It's sad her role never extends beyond Being The Girlfriend.

The interesting thing is that the same week my girls decided to watch [the new movie version of] Les Mis.

And it was exactly the same thing:

- Men make things happen.

- Women have things happen to them.

This is why Buffy (and Wonder Woman, Rey, et al) are so special. They make things happen.

(Possibly more musings later, but this is a pretty well-trodden path, and I'm preaching to the choir...)

Also I'm realising this is probably a pretty awful way to try to get people to read my 'Spike & Angel & Illyria go on an epic quest to undo the power of W&H' story, as it's rather male-centric. AH WELL. It's not like LJ is teeming with people reading AtS fic anymore. Although I should probably point out that there's a good deal of Buffy & her Slayer army in it too...

For those who want to try (and the lovely handful which read the first few chapters back in 2013 when I started posting and might want to have another look), you can find the fic here (well, the first 7 chapters):

Divided Destiny

More chapters coming soon! :D (*crickets*)
elisi: (Feminism)
So, I have somehow collected a whole bunch of links again...

Read more... )
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'Peter and Jane and Mummy Too' writes about International Women's Day.
Random quote (it's all good):

Women’s rights have come so far in just the last 100 years, but despite that, predictions suggest that the gender gap won’t fully close until 2186 (World Economic Forum). So, true equality may possibly not exist until our granddaughters’ granddaughters’ granddaughters’ time. That’s why the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold For Change’, because there is still so much more to change, and 169 years is too long to wait!
elisi: (Women's March)
The "Day Without a Woman" strike, explained
On International Women’s Day, women across the world will strike against President Trump and the social injustices that helped him rise to power.

Good luck!!
elisi: (#womancard)

Penelope Trunk: Grit is overrated; the hardest worker never wins
Especially this part:

I have thought for a long time that all the time management gurus are men because men have huge chunks of time uninterrupted by children. And the workplace is organized for time productivity, whereas the home is organized in a non-linear way that segments time into lots of small chunks interrupted by emergencies/breakdowns/crying etc. The workplace is about using time to get money. The home is about using time to get a nap.

Brigid Schulte talks about women’s time as being like confetti; little chunks float by in an unorganized way and you take them as you can. There’s no grit here; it’s just trying to stay ahead of the next problem. There is no flow because dinner would burn. There is no engagement because cumulative sleep deprivation of raising kids shifts focus to just keeping them alive.


MTV: Nerd Alert: The Rise Of The Female Nerd


Teen Vogue: 22 Times Your Period Saved Your Life


ETA: Another Penelope Trunk, since I'm here:

Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!
But what is a surprise is that she has her own business, Two Penny Blue. I clicked the About section.


elisi: (Women's March)
The Three Very Symbolic Things People Carried To The Women’s March
You know what you need to start a wide-scale movement? Organization.

And there be icons of some of the banners! *points*

Icons - Women's March, Wonder Woman and more!
(only public for three days so hurry!!!)
elisi: (Grandma Clinton)

The Women’s March has now reached as far as Antarctica. (Really.)
There are now sister marches in 60 countries on seven continents.

Women's March will send message to Trump: Wendy Sherman
A day after Donald Trump is inaugurated, thousands of women will descend on Washington for a march — a time-honored tribute to our constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly. I have been surprised, however, by the number of women who have asked, “What for?”

And Sady Doyle's two cents:

Don't Call the Women's March Messy. It's a Movement

From Tumblr: The view from my apartment this morning: “We outnumber him! Resist”


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