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The Gift of Greatness

Ten years ago, Jacob’s father disappeared along with the Hugo Gernsback, the privately-held frigate on which he served as first officer. Last week, the ship’s beacon sent out a distress call reporting a crash on the planet Aeia. Jacob would… Continue Reading →

Let me be the hero

I vividly remember seeing Wonder Woman in the darkness of a movie theatre with a dear friend. I remember tears in my eyes as Diana climbed up the ladder and charged across the battlefield. I remember thinking “this is for… Continue Reading →

The Myth of the Male Genius

Note: I will be using the term “woman” a lot in this post, in part because articles and research tend to use a gender binary. I do however recognise that the biases women face are biases all marginalised groups face… Continue Reading →

Uneven playing fields

[..] for the purpose of this discussion I’m more interested in the kind of attitude that underlies and perpetuates mansplaining. And my answer, in short, is entitlement: entitlement of the epistemic variety, which relates to knowledge, beliefs, and the possession… Continue Reading →

One of those moments – discussing Lady Morange

In GreedFall, there’s a moment that has stayed with me, because it is such a poignant comment on how women – competent women – are treated. Mr. De Courcillion discusses Lady Morange with De Sardet, and what comes out of… Continue Reading →

Problematic Enemies – The Banshee

This post represents my opinion only, and not that of my employer. Kristeva’s theory of abjection provides us with an important theoretical framework for analysing (…) the representation of the monstrous-feminine, in relation to woman’s reproductive and mothering functions. However,… Continue Reading →

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