In this gender reader, doing some catching up from October (when I did a spooky gender reader instead): harassment of non-Japanese women in Japan; bottoming out a whopping #105 in the Gender Gap Index; the problem with all the patronizing “sexless” Japan journalism; and Social Justice Wario.
Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category
Posted in Expat Living, Gender, Race, tagged Abe, Abenomics, coeducation, feminism, Gender, gender gap index, gender reader, harassment, japan, misogyny, racism, rape culture, sexism, University of Michigan, womenomics on 2013/11/30 | 1 Comment »
By Tristan Bridges and Peter Rydzewski*
Colors are one way that the gender of different spaces can be communicated. Pink and blue are the most identifiable, and recent research shows that men do seem to prefer blue (though, so do women). Men’s aversion from pink, however, is stronger than women’s (though it’s also true that pink can be framed as masculine for…
I got out to the Seattle Japanese Garden to do some 紅葉狩り (momijigari, maple viewing or “maple hunting”) on October 28. Momiji season is a few weeks earlier in Seattle than in Ishikawa. The garden, which is part of the Washington Park Arboretum, was built in the Japanese style in 1960 by Junji Iida.
by Robert Moorehead
In September, filmmaker Megumi Nishikura gave a powerful, moving, and extremely personal presentation at TEDxKyoto. Her film, Hafu, is showing in theaters around the world, and offers an insightful look into the experiences of five hafu in Japan. The film opens in Kobe on November 23, and I can't wait to see it.
Posted in Geek Culture, Gender, Halloween, Race, Visual Culture, tagged costume, female ghosts, feminism, Gender, Halloween, horror films, horror literature, Podcastle, Psuedopod, racism, sexism, sexy Halloween costumes, Take Back Halloween, The Yellow Wallpaper, We're a Culture Not a Costume on 2013/10/24 | 5 Comments »
Posted in Conventions, Geek Culture, Gender, Race, tagged Benjamin Williams, Burlesque, diversity, fantasy, gaymer, geek, Geek Girl Con, Gender, ggc13, Jennifer K. Stuller, Jo Jo Stiletto, K.T. Bradford, mainstream, minority, nerd, Nerdlesque, PAX, queer, race, Rob Salkowitz, scifi, Shoshana Kessock on 2013/10/21 | 5 Comments »
I attended Geek Girl Con in Seattle over the weekend, and it was beautiful. I’d like to recap some of the panels and provide some commentary and helpful links.
First of all, why does Geek Girl Con, now in its third year, exist? The panelists for “Changing Culture in Mainstream and Alternative Spaces” discussed how GGC came about and what we can do to make geekdom safe and fun for everyone.
Posted in Art, Gender, Race, Visual Culture, tagged American, Anything That Loves, comics, feminism, Gender, graphic novels, LBGT, LBGTQIA, No Straight Lines, queer, queer comics, representation on 2013/10/16 | Leave a Comment »
Guest post by Leah of The Lobster Dance, a blog about Japan, gender, media, and culture (with a heavy dose of manga and geekery).
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey... stuff. — Doctor Who
"Wibbly-Wobbly, Sexy-Wexy"...: sexuality, like time, can be looked at from a "non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint." --
Posted in Culture, Gender, tagged Anything That Loves, dudebro, dwango, j-jobs, japan, joshi-mane, Korea, non-binary sexuality, patriarchy, Self Defense Force, sexism, sociology on 2013/09/29 | Leave a Comment »