Top Posts of 2012

by | December 24, 2012
filed under Feminism

fireworksAs mentioned earlier, I’m away this week so just have a few short posts & videos going up, but if you’re bored and looking for a longer read, maybe check out one of our top posts from the past year:

  1. The Ups and Downs of Being a Feminist on Pinterest – Turns out you can carve out feminist spaces on Pinterest. Here are the pros and cons you should know going in.
  2. Geek Girl Con 2012 on Game of Thrones – I recap a Geek Girl Con panel that addressed the question: “Is Game of Thrones sexist?”
  3. Halloween 2012: Options Other Than the “Sexy ___” Costume – This year’s Halloween post includes five creative costume ideas to help feminists looking for alternatives to the “Sexy (insert noun here)” costumes in stores.
  4. Feminism, Beyond and Within: A Review of Brave – Jessica Mason McFadden talks about how the movie Brave depicts mother-daughter relationships.
  5. Sex-Selective Abortion Isn’t a “Gotcha” for Feminists – Sex-selective abortion is the latest issue anti-choicers are trying to use as a wedge to pass legislation restricting abortion in Canada and the US. This article puts the issue in perspective.
  6. New Twitter Guide for Feminists – Updated guide to the must-follow accounts and hashtags for feminists on Twitter.
  7. Feminism F.A.Q.s: What Have Women Been Told They Can’t Do? – I launched my Feminism F.A.Q.s video series this year and this video, on what women have been told they can’t do through history, was far and away the most popular.
  8. 5 Signs You’re Arguing with an Incognito Anti-Choicer – Josey Ross deconstructs the most popular anti-choice rhetoric.
  9. Violence Sells? Time to Say “Enough” To Twisted Advertisers – Working with Battered Women’s Support Services (Vancouver) back in April, we shared a week-long series of posts by Joanna Chiu on media representations of violence against women. This post on violence against women in advertising was the most popular.
  10. Buying Presents for Other People’s Children: Actually Not Super Difficult – Jessica Critcher suggests some more gender-neutral options for people buying toys for others’ children.