International Women’s Day

I know I promised you all that my first post of March would be about the AWP conference I recently attended, but as I haven’t gotten around to it yet and it’s an important day, I figured you’d forgive me.

Happy International Women’s Day!  Learn more about International Women’s Day here and, since I’m just going to keep it brief, ponder over this video my boyfriend sent me this morning.  As someone concerned with feminism, I thought it was beautiful and moving and terribly, terribly sad.  All at once.

If you can’t see it, click here.

Leave your thoughts and comments below.  What do you think this video is about?  If it was a video game, would you buy it or play it?


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Feliza Casano is a writer and editor with a love of speculative fiction, graphic novels, and good books. She writes and edits at Girls in Capes ( and contributes to other websites on science fiction and fantasy topics.

7 thoughts on “International Women’s Day

  1. Wow! I don’t play video games, so I was stunned by the graphics- amazing. Beyond that, I was moved to tears. I haven’t had time to fully process what I think exactly about it, but beautifully done. Thank you for sharing this- I will forward it like crazy.


    1. Do forward like crazy!! It was incredibly beautiful, and I was basically sitting on my laptop in my dining room crying ridiculously, hoping no one would walk in on me…


  2. A. MA. ZING. Wow. That would make a great movie. (I know that’s not what it was, but don’t you think it would be a great movie?) She was so cute! And sad… “Your behavior is nonstandard.” SCARY. But that’s how it feels sometimes…like you have to be low-key and “normal” to survive.


    1. It was just a short film, not even a concept for a game (which is what Quantum Dream develops) but I thought it would make a fabulous movie – it might be my Script Frenzy project.

      But as I mentioned, I’m pretty into feminism, and this for me just cries out for feminism: if you try to think for yourself, as though you’re “alive,” they’ll disassemble you unless you promise to be just like all the other manufactured females. That’s why I so admire women who don’t fit the manufactured female bits.


      1. We know I certainly don’t…if I did I probably would have had an easier time with a lot of things, but oh well. It’s not really worth it if you’re just held in. It’s like a corset for your mind…



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