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    About Dymphna

    Dymphna posts frequently on Google Plus as Dymphna C.

    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • July 29, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Illustration Art wrote a scathing commentary on the art at Comic Con:   Once again, this year’s ComicCon brought together the world’s most diverse array of pictures of large breasted barbarian women wearing skimpy chain mail halter tops and brandishing broad swords.   The post is hilarious (and sad), and I would encourage anyone...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • July 22, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Lizzie Stark asks a panel of freeform GMs about the role of debriefing in freeform games.  It’s worth a read if you play or run emotionally charged games of any kind, freeform or no. – Dymphna Rebecca Veverka of Word of the Nerd writes an excellent data-driven post that debunks the top six myths...

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    Dear Gaming as Women: Being a Feminist

    by , , , and  • July 6, 2012 • Dear GAW • 2 Comments

    Welcome to the second installment of our new feature: Dear Gaming As Women! We invite our readers to asks us anything – and we’ll do our best to offer informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining answers. Without further ado, here’s today’s letter: Dear Gaming As Women, Does being a feminist ever get easier? Right now it...

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    This Week In Feminism

    by and  • July 1, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week In Feminism

    In the USA, it was a good week for gay pride.  The Pentagon held a gay pride event that honored LBGT servicemen for the first time.  In other important pride news: unless you’ve been living under a rock that doesn’t have a good wifi signal,  you’ve probably heard about Oreo’s gay pride post on...

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    Creating Gods: A Bottom-Up Approach

    by  • June 25, 2012 • Design & Art • 13 Comments

    A common liberal view of religion (popularized by esteemed religious scholar Huston Smith, a Unitarian Universalist and author of the classic comparative religion textbook The World’s Religions) is this:  All religions are fundamentally the same.  They are different paths that lead up the same mountain, to use Smith’s metaphor.  This viewpoint has been espoused by...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by , and  • June 17, 2012 • News • 3 Comments

    Legislators in the Michigan House of Representatives voted to approve a new omnibus anti-choice bill designed to deny reproductive health care to as many women as possible. When Rep. Lisa Brown made a statement on the floor of the House against the bill in which she used the word “vagina”, she was then barred...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by , and  • June 3, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    Over at Fugitivus, Harriet J writes this amazing piece about how not to respond when you find a new feminist blog which includes this awesome quote: “Have you perhaps considered taking the oppressor’s face in your hands, gently smoothing back hir hair, softly and sweetly whispering your message in hir ears with lots of...

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    What SWTOR Did Right

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Reviews • 1 Comment

    Star Wars: The Old Republic has gotten a lot of press since its launch.  Most notably in feminist circles, it was criticized (and rightly so) for not having same-sex romanceable companions at launch. But there are some features of the game that are laudable from a feminist perspective — namely, the character customization options. Let...

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    Don’t Screw Up

    by  • May 7, 2012 • Essays • 9 Comments

    When I was a little girl growing up in a small town, most of my friends (the non-imaginary ones) were boys.  This is partly due to my awesome older brothers, who always included me in their circles of friends. It was also partly due to the fact that many of my interests — karate,...

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