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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

A Freedom Worth Fighting For

January 8, 2015


Back in 2011, the offices of a French satirical magazine called Charlie Hebdo was firebombed. The picture above is of the magazine’s editor, Stéphane Charbonnier aka Charb, holding the reason for the attack: a cartoon they decided to print that depicted the Prophet Muhammad. By the laws of Islam, it is religiously prohibited to create a […]

Posted in: Speaking Out

This Isn’t Your Community, Gamergate, It’s Ours

October 17, 2014



Tonight, I want to write about Gamergate. Actually, let me be clear. I don’t really want to write about Gamergate. I wish I’d never heard the term. I wish we could get in an epic Doctor Who TARDIS the size of the planet and go back to before two months ago (by god it’s been that long […]


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