Ten Great Military Leaders, Probably Cranky Ones

This post is all Boudicca's fault. When reading lists of great female military leaders, Boudicca keeps appearing on them. And when these are usually lists of no more than ten people, I get a wee bit judgey at that. It's not that Boudicca isn't an iconic figure. She is. She, in righteous anger, raised a…

Happy International Women’s Day!

Almost appropriately timed (it was actually posted yesterday) is the release of the first episode of Anita Sarkeesian's phenomenally successful Kickstarter Trope vs. Women in Video Games. And it's bloody good. I was a bit worried it was going to be informative, but kind of dry and dull. And, lo, it is quite dry, but…