Pop-Culture | Posted by Bethany O. on 08/27/2014

Defrosting the Women: For All the Ladies Who Deserved Better

After having spent the summer watching a lot of TV, I want to talk about women in refrigerators.

First, a brief explanation for those who are unfamiliar with the term “women in refrigerators“: the phrase originates from an incident in Green Lantern #54 in which the titular protagonist, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, comes home to discover that his girlfriend Alex has been killed by his enemy ­and then stuffed in a refrigerator. Gail Simone coined the term to describe the broader trend in fiction of women being killed off in order to further a man’s storyline.

But when I say, “I hate it when women are fridged,” it’s not because I’m angry about the slaughter of so many female characters­. I’m certainly angry, but it goes a bit

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/27/2013

Saturday Vids: Nothing To Prove — Geek Girls and the Double Clicks

Women have written about the discrimination “geek girls” face before on the FBomb — but now there’s an anthem for all the girls out there who have been bullied or undermined about their passion. “Nothing to Prove” from The Doubleclicks (a band of two sisters) created this video featuring shots of proud, geeky women holding up signs about their experiences as women in “nerdy” culture. And it’s amazing.

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