Pandoracon 2016 Session – saboteurs of big daddy mainframe: cyberfeminism and popular culture

saboteurs of big daddy mainframe: cyberfeminism and popular culture Presented by Dr. Electra Complex & Asher Black Analysis of cyberfeminist images in popular culture and why they matter.  

Game of Thrones: Women’s Work

Warning! Spoilers lurk below this point! Season five of Game of Thrones came under fire for its depiction of women, particularly the showrunners’ choice to depict graphic sexual violence against a main female character. It wasn’t the first time GOT received some flames for the sake of its female characters, but hopefully it will be the last.

April 16th, 1912 – Woman Flies Across English Channel!

Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot’s certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot’s license in the United States. In 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

December 9th, 1897 – La Fronde and Suffragettes

It was on December 9th, 1897, that activist Marguerite Durand founded the feminist daily newspaper La Fronde in Paris.

Feminism is Weird: The Career of Mia Wasikowska

Some feminists say women in film should wear more clothes. Some say less. But more or less we agree the primary concern is characterization vs. objectification. The problem is a matter of scarcity. Unfortunately, Scarlett Johansson and Joss Whedon faced decades of pent up frustration after Age of Ultron due to the film’s exploration of […]

September 13th, 1933 – New Zealand’s First Female MP

New Zealand was the first modern democracy to stop banning women from voting in 1893, and on September 13th, 1933 the country witnessed Elizabeth McCombs becoming the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament. McCombs ran as a Labour Party candidate on a socialist platform. Her political views were influenced by her elder sisters who were advocates […]

July 3rd, 1886 – Karl Benz Unveils the First Automobile

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar), built in 1886, is widely regarded as the first automobile; that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine. The original cost of the vehicle in 1885 was $1,000 (equivalent to $26,248 in 2015). The vehicle was awarded the German patent, number 37435, for which Karl […]

June 4th, 1913 – Dying for the Suffrage Cause!

Emily Wilding Davison was a militant activist who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain. She was jailed on nine occasions and force-fed 49 times. She is best known for stepping in front of King George V‘s horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on June 4th, 1913, suffering fatal injuries. Her funeral on June 14th, 1913 was organized […]

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