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How LARP Taught Me I Am A Bit Of An Asshole

September 26, 2015



The Great Hall was packed with people from one wall to another. Everyone was gathered around the long tables where we took our meals, under the banners of the Houses that made up the Czocha School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We waited in our robes as the teachers gathered, then called up all the first […]

Fat Shaming Is Indeed ‘A Thing’, Nicole Arbour: A ‘Dear Fat People’ Response

September 12, 2015



This past week, a video has gone around by YouTuber and comedian Nicole Arbour, whose past hits include such titles as “Dear Instagram Models”, “Why Girls Are Crazy”¬†and “Why You Really Got Divorced.” In this video, entitled “Dear Fat People” the wannabe shock-vlogger decided to go after her new target, which was pretty much anyone […]

There Is Rape In Our Fandoms, Why Are You Surprised?

May 19, 2015



The internet this week saw a tremendous uproar after this past week’s Game of Thrones episode, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” This is a show that prides itself on its last five minutes being intensely shocking and resulting in furious Monday morning blog posts and fights around the water cooler (or the internet equivalent, message boards and […]

Posted in: Criticism, Television

Announcing ‘Not Ready To Make Nice’

May 14, 2015



I recently ran into a situation where a friend on Facebook approached me and asked when I was going to “calm down.” She said that I must get tired being “up in arms” about issues all the time, and that I can’t possibly care about so many issues at once. The fact is, as I’m […]

The Black Widow Controversy, Criticism, And How We Are Failing Our Creators

May 6, 2015



It’s getting harder every day to be a creator in the age of the internet. It’s never been an easy thing to put your work out in public, at least not for most people I know. Sure, maybe there’s some folks out there, funny humans with indomitable wills and stomachs of iron, who aren’t petrified […]

“But Censorship!” Screams Echo Over Redacted Batgirl Cover

March 17, 2015



(Warning: discussion of fictional sexual violence ahead.) It’s that time again. The time when the internet rings with screams of people crying ‘censorship’ over a pulled comic book cover that showcased the victimization of a beloved super-heroine for literally no good reason. This week saw another comic book cover controversy spin up over a variant […]

Posted in: Comics, Speaking Out

Under Our Noses: The Rising Anti-Semitism In Our World

January 17, 2015



A man went to the store the other day to pick up challah for the Sabbath. Challah is the traditional bread Jews eat for the Sabbath, and pretty much any other time you can get away with it because the stuff is delicious. Families cut up the braided bread and share it together as part […]

Posted in: Speaking Out

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