My Stuff Elsewhere: Feb. 24, 2010

by | February 24, 2010
filed under Feminism, Pop Culture

It’s Women’s Wednesday here in Vancouver! After Canadian women took home a gold medal, two silvers, and a bronze at the Olympics today, several people pointed out that 11 1/2 of 15 Canadian medals have been won by women. It’s great to see Canadian women have such a strong showing in these games. I only wish the amazing women ski jumpers who were hoping to get their sport recognized at these Olympics would’ve had the same opportunity to compete.

But in between working and catching the games I’ve been continuing my regular blogging on other sites and here are the latest links to those posts:

Scene from Pet Show Craze

1. My latest About-Face blog post is about PC games designed for tween girls. To research this post I played a whole bunch of these games, including Pet Show Craze (left), in order to look at the messages they send about what it’s important for girls to achieve.

2. Last week I wrote briefly here about the controversy around men’s figure skating. Because one of the other contributors and I are big skating fans and it’s an interesting debate we’ll have more on this blog about the gender issues in figure skating. But I also did a more in-depth piece on homophobia in men’s figure skating for the Vancouver Observer. You can read that article here.


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