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What it means to be a woman in nerd culture: The Mary Sue

As a writer I come across the term ‘Mary Sue’ often enough. Hell I come across that term as a reader and yes as an unashamed, hyperactive English lit nerd. Up until recently I had no real qualms with this term, that is until I began to analyse it’s frequent …

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‘All the cool historical (and sometimes modern) Ladies!’ : Rosalind Franklin

It’s the end of March so after a month of fervent university work, I’m going to jump in with my first instalment of ‘All the cool historical (and sometimes modern) ladies!’. So I’m going to tell you about some wonderfully intelligent and awesome (do I say awesome too much? Probably…) …

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Poetry and Gender

Content description: Discusses gender identity and awesome poetry and awesome poetry in question mentions homophobic slurs. Hey! So I spent my weekend rediscovering slam poetry and attending a bunch of awesome women’s week workshops at my uni (which I will tell you all about at some point). One of these workshops …

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Exams, stress and expectations

Content description: Discusses depression in relation to school and examinations. Briefly acknowledges an eating disorder.   I’m currently a first year undergraduate studying zoology, something I have been working towards since secondary school (high school for those in the US). Yet still I find myself hating parts of what I …

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ActivismFeaturedFeminism

I choose you, oppression!

It’s been a long time since I’ve discussed feminism with someone who hasn’t read a word of feminist theory and I use the word ‘discussed’ lightly. Alas my lucky streak ended a few weeks ago when unlike misdemeanours in the past where I angrily begin ranting about something, someone else …

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What it means to be a woman in nerd culture: The fake geek girl

The ‘fake geek girl’ trope revolves around the idea that girls interested in anything remotely geeky, aren’t actually interested, no all they want are boyfriends. I have a problem with this. Not only does this  rely on a two dimensional view of women who live to ensnare men by any …

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Am I a Killjoy?

The label ‘feminist killjoy’ is one I like to adopt at times, sometimes for fun, sometimes to annoy, mostly to crush the patriarchy. Yet more and more I question what this phrase means. Increasingly I feel people seriously labelling me as someone who takes joy in ‘ruining’ their favourite shows …

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Newbie

Hey there, I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday and is currently regretting the amount of food consumed over the past few days. I know I am. Anyway, my name is Alice, but I quite like floating manatee as well. I’m currently studying Zoology at university which I’m finding …

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