L'égalitarisme, c'est pas ce que vous croyez

C'est vachement mieux


Just a reminder:

When Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) was travelling on the road with his cousin, Al-Fadl ibn Abbas, a woman stopped him to ask him a question.  The woman was very beautiful, and Al-Fadl couldn’t help but stare at her.

Seeing this, Prophet Muhammad reached out his hand and turned his cousin’s face away.

He didn’t tell the woman to cover her face.

He didn’t tell her to change her clothing.

He didn’t tell her that her appearance was too tempting or indecent.

He averted his cousin’s impolite stare.

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Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

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Le cas des représentations historiques est sans doute l’un des plus féconds et des plus faciles à mettre en chantier, parce que les recherches sur ces transmissions culturelles existent ailleurs, pour les jeux vidéos ou les séries télévisées, comme je viens de le signaler, mais les études du genre, fort actives dans le domaine académique et non-académique des jeux vidéos, fourniraient elles aussi une très belle base de lancement. Par anecdote, samedi dernier, alors que je participais à un draft matinal de la dernière extension de Magic the Gathering, Magic 2015, devant la carte Seraph of the Masses, les joueurs s’interrogeaient sur la présence ou non, dans l’histoire du jeu, d’une carte représentant un ange masculin. La seule extension 2015 propose trois cartes d’anges (Avacyn, Guardian Angel, Resolute Archangel et Seraph of the Masses), aucun homme — même dans les cartes représentant des anges et qui ne sont pas des anges elles-mêmes, comme Congregate.

L’édition perpétue ainsi une longue tradition d’anges guerrières, présentes à la fois dans la storyline des produits dérivés et dans les cartes à jouer elle-même, anges dont Akroma a longtemps été l’exemple le plus populaire, dans l’une ou l’autre de ses versions. Or, la représentation du féminin dans cet archétype de l’ange guerrière témoigne de l’ambiguïté typique des textes ouverts de la culture populaire, récemment rappelée par Mélanie Lallet dans son ouvrage consacré au féminin dans les séries animées françaises (voir ma recension) : elle témoigne à la fois d’un sexisme certain et de la progressive représentation d’un empowerment féminin. Cette revalorisation difficile de la féminité au sein du jeu ne passe pas seulement par l’évolution des représentations picturales des anges guerrières, mais également par la place des femmes dans la storyline ou par la double référence pronominale dans les textes de celles-ci, qui ont commencé à désigner les joueurs, depuis quelques années, en employant à la fois les pronoms féminins et masculins et non seulement le dernier. À ces aspects internes, il faudrait ajouter un examen des stratégies éditoriales et commerciales de Wizards of the Coast, pour un jeu dont les joueurs professionnels internationaux sont encore tous, à ma connaissance, des hommes.

City Hall, ou le féminisme à papa


Qui aime bien, châtie bien. Cette formule quelque peu surannée (surannée étant lui-même un mot suranné quand on y pense) me paraît rendre compte de la volonté de Myroie et de son tumblr ô combien précieux pour nos petites méninges. Si je me permets de faire une lecture critique d’une œuvre,…


jeez… _

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Ming-na Wen and Retta at NerdHQ’s A Conversation with Badass Women (x)
Retta: My parents are from Liberia, and Liberians are ALL about school. It’s like, no joke. Most of them send their kids to the States to go to school because they think that’s where the best schools are, that sort of thing. And I was a math-science girl, I was pre-med. I was supposed to be a neurosurgeon.
And I remember when I started doing stand up, I was like, “Shit! My mother is going to be like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me right now?’” And I remember calling my mom and saying, “So I’m going to drive to California and do the stand-up thing so I can get into TV.” And my mom, you know, she didn’t freak out like I thought she was totally going to freak out. My dad freaked out. He was like, “Please get health insurance.” That was his big thing, “GET HEALTH INSURANCE.” But my mom was like, “Just remember you’re carrying around your father’s last name. So don’t embarrass him.” She was like, “Do the best that you can. Don’t go playing. If you’re going to do, do it.” So, I dropped my last name so as not to embarrass my father.
But God bless, because a lot of parents wouldn’t…

Ming-na: You know, we have to talk. Because I dropped my stage last name Wen for the longest time when I did ER - which, by the way, I got to tell my mom, “I got to be a doctor for 5 years so, write that off the list.” because of same issues, fatherly things.
But now, I have it back because I’m proud being who I was born as. And we have so much to talk about, girl.

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#yesallwomen because if my father or a man isn’t with me at the car shop I get ripped off.

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what mens rights activists really sound like

mens. rights. activists.

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You can be any character in the world…as long as you’re white.

  • They can never find ethnic actors…until they need maids, slaves, thugs, victims, extras, dropouts, villains. Even in fictional universes we get lightened, pushed to the background, vilified, or exaggerated. That’s IF we even make it to the movie. 
  • We don’t even get to tell our own cultural stories. 
  • Yet there will never be a black James Bond

Your imagination has been limited by whiteness and the norms it perpetuates. Don’t accept appropriation, don’t accept racism, and don’t give power to those who do by paying to see their movies.

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“I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.”