Quickies: Male gaze in video games, equal pay for women’s soccer, and Lumberjanes
- Body language and the male gaze – New Tropes vs. Women in Video Games piece from Feminist Frequency.
- Five US women’s soccer players file wage discrimination complaint – From Amy.
- Vashti Cunningham, youngest high jump champion at World Indoor Championships – “On March 20, Cunningham became the youngest female athlete to win an IAAF World Indoor Championships title in any event. She was the only competitor in Portland, Oregon, to clear 6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 meters) without a miss.” From Donna.
- Lumberjanes is moving to the classroom – Having just read and become enamored with the first issue of Lumberjanes, I think this is great. From Alex.
- Cute Animal Friday! Cats reacting to a cat piggy bank, from Mary.
Another article about the women’s soccer pay dispute. Some of the comments in the Washington Post article claim that the women’s team earns much less revenue (tickets and ads?) than the men’s team, but the Boston Globe article contains real numbers that refute that. (World-wide, it might be true, but not in the US where the women’s team brings in $17.6M vs $9M for the men’s.)
I really wish I could watch a woman speak on Youtube and let it run to the end without it going to some bigot’s takedown of Feminism instead of another video by that same person.
Yeah, Youtube assumes that because I subscribe to Anita Sarkeesian’s videos, I’ll probably be interested in Thunderf00t’s as well (I’m not, really).
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