Category Archives: Feminism

Coping with Totalitarianism

The Table of Less Valued Knights, by Marie Phillips – There have been many parodies of the King Arthur mythos, but this one covers some ground that I hadn’t seen before. It introduces another table at Camelot for the knights … Continue reading

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Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves

The Thirteenth Princess, by Diane Zahler – This story is essentially an adaptation of the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, looking at the tale from a different perspective and bringing in a thirteenth sister as the main protagonist. … Continue reading

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OzConPhilly Back Again

It had been sixteen years since I last attended an Oz Convention, and now I’ve gone to two in the same year. The International Wizard of Oz Club‘s National Convention was in Philadelphia this year, so I could stay at … Continue reading

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Jezebel of the Ba’al

Jezebel: The Untold Story of the Bible’s Harlot Queen, by Lesley Hazleton – This book examines the reputation of one of the most infamous figures in the Bible, the wife of King Ahab of Israel and daughter of the King … Continue reading

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Doubters of the Divine

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World, by Tim Whitmarsh – This book is partially a response to the idea that atheism is a new idea, a product of the age of science and reason that turns against ancient … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Space Raccoon

I’ve been trying to read more comics recently, but it can be a confusing prospect. While I understand they’re usually written so that it’s possible to start with any issue, it can still be confusing to start in the middle … Continue reading

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War and Pixels

I saw a link to this article on Tumblr, and it addresses a topic I’ve thought about for years. It’s not that I necessarily dislike fighting in video games. Sometimes it can be cathartic. It’s just that so many games … Continue reading

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