New to Zero at the Bone? Came here via io9? Well, I’m here to help. My name is Chally and I post about social justice (mostly feminism), science fiction, knitting, life and whatever else occurs to me. Here’s a bit of a round-up of some of the most popular posts and some personal favourites.
Apart from the About page…
- Start was my first post.
- On heart, strength, endurance and engagement: a 2008 review takes a look back at the feminist blogosphere in 2008. It’s also what I consider the point at which this blog got its focus, outlining a kind of blogging philosophy.
- The interview meme has some slightly odd facts about me.
- A list of things about me, part one has more in that line.
Fandom and pop culture analysis
- Adding another perspective to the feminist conversation on House brings in a few feminist ideas about House, particularly focussing on Thirteen, Cuddy and privilege.
- Finding one discomfiting idea among many: everything I have to say about Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series talks about the tension between lust and bloodlust in Twilight. There are a lot of complex elements in the series and this is the one that particularly interested me.
- An astounding confluence of oppressions in forty seconds looks at a Desperate Housewives that manages to hate on children, mothers, Latinas and other women of colour, fat people and female people. I wrote a five page rant and I’m rather proud of it.
- About the FSF fandom explosion over race rounds up recent events in fantasy and science fiction fandom regarding the ongoing race and cultural appropriation debate.
Politics, representation and human rights
- On the edge of my seat: a note on democracy concerns a few of my ideas on the nature of democracy and the importance of individual participation.
- Is it ever appropriate to appropriate language?
- Presenting a report on female reporters and presenters is about the exclusion and control of women in the media around the world. ‘If the very people who are supposed to help us expand our views of the world through the mechanism of the media are limited so, we’re not going to grow that fast as a society.’
- No one should be scared to go to school looks at the expulsion in California of two students accused of being lesbians, the acid attacks in Afghanistan and what these two cases say in conjunction.
And a few for kicks
- An overview of accessible public transport is a post I’m really proud of. It takes a look at a variety of public transport systems around the world.
- The Target Women and Sarah Haskins round-up: you don’t know Sarah Haskins? You’re missing out on knowing one of the funniest people in the world.
- In which is rant about toilets is what it says on the tin, except it’s also about tissues and gender.
- Nancy Bird Walton has died at 93 is a tribute to Nancy Bird Walton, a legendary Australian pilot who helped open up aviation for women.
Welcome and happy reading!