Opinion: The Shape Of Water fails the Bechdel test, and there’s no excuse

You can argue that Strickland and General Hoyt really needed to be men, being in elite government positions, but what about the artist? The guy from the bakery? Strickland’s assistant? The scientist? The Landlord? Any one of those could have been women. And what about the creature?

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Aziz Ansari Acted Like an Ass, and Is Now Being Made to Feel Embarrassed For Acting Like an Ass

An article was recently published and in my opinion, incorrectly titled "The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari." I would like to offer my alternative title: Aziz Ansari acted like an ass, and is now being made to feel embarrassed for acting like an ass. His career is not over (or is it? If you have articles … Continue reading Aziz Ansari Acted Like an Ass, and Is Now Being Made to Feel Embarrassed For Acting Like an Ass

When Female Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar

Guilty – I find math jokes hilarious. When they are in fact jokes about math. I belong to a group on Facebook dedicated to the sole purpose of sharing math jokes. They make me groan or roll my eyes and occasionally laugh out loud. Once in a while someone will post a joke like this: … Continue reading When Female Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar

12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex

Even if you are pro abstinence only education (and you believe that it works) there are crucial things you can tell young people without even talking to them about sex at all. While I am mainly aiming for girls here, most of these topics do apply to young boys as well. By the way, I am … Continue reading 12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex

Bridges, Walls, and Leadership

"There was a large crowd of people...They were throwing things and shouting…" This is not a quote from the Women of the Wall, but it might as well be. I was killing time on Facebook yesterday when I read this status update: and it reminded me of something from a children's book I used to … Continue reading Bridges, Walls, and Leadership