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    About Kira Magrann

    Game player, wanderer, cyborg, and designer of enameled jewelry. Check out my jewelry at Anima Metals and for sale at Anima Metals on Etsy and on facebook at Anima Metals Facebook Page

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    This Week in Feminism

    by and  • September 2, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    Nostalgia Chick lays down some feminist commentary in her new review of the movie Charlie’s Angels. They can’t objectify us if they can’t see us!  — Kira A fun rant by J.R. Blackwell about Geek Hierarchy.  — Kira Was It Fun for You? Skepchick has some great discussion on the common perception of women and...

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    The New Catwoman

    by  • July 31, 2012 • Essays • 5 Comments

    Ok. So, the new Batman, in the new Alien Prometheus style, was kinda meh. I would go into all the details of why, but these girls summarize exactly how I feel about it. They hilariously demonstrate why the movie falls kinda flat. The...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by and  • July 22, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    As you may or may not have heard, stand-up comic Daniel Tosh was caught in a storm of backlash recently when he suggested that it would be ‘funny’ if a female audience member were to get raped right then and there, after she heckled his routine in which he told a tasteless rape joke....

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    This Week In Feminism

    by , and  • July 15, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week In Feminism

    I’ve tried at times to talk about the weird place transgender identities occupy in the queer community, but a week ago, Jos over at Feministing took it on in no uncertain terms. And then this week she followed it up with even more pointed commentary aimed at her queer detractors. In the process, she...

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    Origin Stories: How Women Start Playing Tabletop Roleplaying Games

    by  • July 14, 2012 • Essays • 23 Comments

    This phrase gets bandied about frequently when talking about women in gaming: “Women get started playing roleplaying games because of their boyfriend/husband/brother/guy friend/enter other male person here.” In fact, Jessica Hammer addressed this popular line of thinking in her recent Things I Want To Know post. The idea that women get involved in gaming...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • June 24, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Rhianna Pratchett talks about writing for video games, and how story is always the first casualty. – Kira Matt Chat interviews Jennell Jaquays, who created The Dungeoneer and worked for years at TSR, then moved on to video games (she worked on games such as Age of Empires, and the Quake franchise). Her story tells...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by , and  • June 10, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Over here, Alex Dally McFarlane writes about the sexism that happens in collected anthologies of science fiction stories and how most anthologies that are published predominantly feature stories that are written by straight white men. It’s a pretty amusing rant about a pretty serious topic. – wundergeek Man Boobz is a pretty great blog...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • May 20, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Why “Straight White Male” is like playing on Easy Mode. This post by John Scalzi is, hands down, the best explanation of privilege for a gaming audience I have ever seen. I’m going to link this now and forever. – wundergeek Anita Sarkeesian, the woman behind the fabulous Feminist Frequency series of videos, has...

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