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My Feminism

I just read this article on the Men’s Rights movement: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201503/mens-rights-activism-the-red-pill?currentPage=1 …and it disturbed me. And the comments, of course. Even if the article were written with bias, even if you stripped away that bias, what lies at the core … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Online Harassment: the Culture War

[This is a continuation of the previous post about online harassment and Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist media critic harassed and threatened for talking about video games. This was just an exploration of my thoughts, so it’s probably a little rough–warning … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Online Harassment: Anita Sarkeesian

[This post and the next begins a bit of thoughts/exploration of an issue specific to the gaming world–the harassment of feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who recently had to cancel a speaking event because of a mass murder threat. But … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Politics in My Story!

For those of us who wish to write fun commercial stories, there may come a time when we ask: should politics be a part of our stories? To some extent, they always are. Your story may be advocating for or … Continue reading

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A Thousand Tiny Slights

I understand the desire to just ignore politics and social issues. For most of my life, I was completely ignorant of just how deep issues like racism and sexism ran in our society—part of the privilege of belonging to the … Continue reading

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The Friendzone and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

[I posted this on Tumblr, where it was promptly ignored, so I figured I’d put it here to be ignored as well. Just some random thoughts I had…] So, on a whim, I watched the Disney movie The Hunchback of … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Allegory

Every story has theme, whether you intend it or not. Or at least, that’s what you learn to decipher as an English major. Some stories are pretty shallow, and it might seem like they don’t have any message at all; … Continue reading

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