Topic: books

Feminist Who Campaigned For Jane Austen Banknotes Receives Flood Of Horrifying Threats

Feminist Who Campaigned For Jane Austen Banknotes Receives Flood Of Horrifying Threats

Remember that awesome woman who championed for Jane Austen to replace Charles Darwin as the face of Britain’s 10-pound note? Well, as a direct result of her activism, feminist Caroline Criado-Perez has received criticism in the manner almost exclusively reserved for women: rape threats. Of course, she’s also received death threats, just so scary assholes can cover their bases in the “FUCK WOMEN” game. More »

Are There Female Lone Wolves?

Are There Female Lone Wolves?

There is a stereotype in movies and literature, perhaps one exemplified by The Wolverine (opening this Friday) that there are certain men who are just so cool, and independent, and able to shoot spikes out of their fingers that they need never settle down or find a mate. That they should probably just be lone wolves forever, because it’s their way. Weirdly, Willie Nelson embodies this notion more than Wolverine does, but let’s just go with it. Are there female equivalents? How do they compare? Let’s assess some of them. More »