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Mindy Newell: The Man of Steel… And Dad

17 June 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Martha Thomases’s column on Friday addressed the sexism and gender issue that is suddenly so rampant in the comics medium and its, ahem, sisters, science fiction and gaming, as I did last week – again.

Sexism and gender issues are nothing new to me in my other life as a registered nurse. Do I have to tell you that nurses have been the targets of sexist bullshit forever? (Female nurses, that is. Male nurses are part of the “club.”) However, these days most hospital administrations have strict “zero tolerance” policies, meaning that any type of hostile behavior, including sexism, is not, well, tolerated. And most of them mean it. If it happens, the perpetrator is usually given a choice – attend a proscribed amount of therapy sessions or be fired, although there are several “behaviors” that will cause immediate termination (such as calling your workmate a “fucking Jew,” which happened to »

- Mindy Newell

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2013 Oscars Live Blog: Update Winners and Live Commentary!

24 February 2013 2:00 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

2013 Oscars Live Blog, Winners and CommentaryPhoto: AMPAS 2013 Oscar Musts: Predictions | Nominees | Presenters and Performers | Printable Ballot Telecast Schedule 5:45:09 Pt: Actor In A Supporting Role* 5:54:06 Pt: Animated Short Film 5:56:18 Pt: Animated Feature Film* 6:05:13 Pt: Cinematography 6:07:43 Pt: Visual Effects 6:14:53 Pt: Costume Design 6:17:14 Pt: Makeup And Hairstyling 6:30:40 Pt: Live Action Short Film 6:32:59 Pt: Documentary Short Subject* 6:41:32 Pt: Documentary Feature* 6:48:07 Pt: Foreign Language Film 7:08:52 Pt: Sound Mixing 7:14:17 Pt: Sound Editing* 7:19:12 Pt: Actress In A Supporting Role 7:31:00 Pt: Film Editing* 7:47:02 Pt: Production Design 7:56:45 Pt: Intro In Memoriam 8:00:15 Pt: In Memoriam Package & Performance 8:08:13 Pt: Original Score 8:17:16 Pt: Original Song 8:22:42 Pt: Adapted Screenplay 8:25:16 Pt: Original Screenplay* 8:32:33 Pt: Directing? 8:39:57 Pt: Actress In A Leading Role? »

- Brad Brevet

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