Another instance has arisen of a female geek receiving threats and harrassment in response to criticism she’s made. This time, the target was Janelle Asselin, after critiquing the cover of the Teen Titans relaunch. Dr. Nerdlove has written up a … Continue reading →
[EDIT 2013-11-08 12:10pm UTC: Reldan has posted a comment below clarifying their problems with the “rescue scene.”] In my previous post, I described how Reldan’s post on the traditional princess motif and FiM helped me better understand my problems with … Continue reading →
I’ve been thinking further about my last post. In particular, I’ve been thinking about how it relates to the #sorryfeminists hashtag meme from a year ago. Yeah, sometimes I don’t understand how my brain works, either, but hear me out.
[Thanks to Misanthropology 101 for first bringing this topic to my attention.] World of Warcraft landed itself in some minor controversy yesterday. Some of the idle NPC dialogue in their latest patch features two male orcs discussing the attractiveness of … Continue reading →
I have come to the conclusion that there should be a good slang term for “ovaries.” My reasoning is this: Periodically, I get the urge to say of someone courageous, outlandish, or who simply gives zero fucks, “they have some … Continue reading →
[NOTE: the following was written in March 2013] So, the Steubenville rape case. The actions of the perpetrators were horrific and deserve condemnation. The victim is in no way to blame. Pretty much every major news network reporting on this … Continue reading →