It’s prom season, and along with the tacky gowns and boutonnieres comes the gross photos of men threatening their daughter’s prom date with a gun. These jokes aren’t harmless fun, they’re a product of rape culture, and the defense of these jokes show how far we, as a society, have to go before we fully […]
The latest episode of Law & Order: SVU, titled “Info Wars”, has sparked a bit of outrage from conservatives for it’s depiction of a blonde right-wing writer and the search for her rapist because the episode dares to show an Alt-Right man in a negative light. Lost in this “backlash”, and it’s sensationalist headlines from […]
The latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise, which aired on August 28, brought up a topic which needs to be discussed: bullying. I must preface this article by stating that I fully understand that a reality TV show like Bachelor in Paradise is 1) edited to be the most interesting for television, and 2) not […]
With the 20th anniversary of the UK release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone having just past last month, and today being the birthday of the titular character, Harry Potter, I want to discuss the magic that is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As a 27-year-old, this book has been a part of […]
The BBC announced the actor who will play the 13th Doctor on season 11 of Doctor Who today: Jodie Whittaker. After some fans had been complaining about the string of white males cast as The Doctor throughout the show’s 50+ year run, the BBC cast a woman as The 13th Doctor. Diversity is fine and […]
When updating a WordPress plugin, best practices say one should always backup one’s server and/or content before doing any updates, and that one should always test any updates on a dummy site first, but things happen and sometimes an update can cause your site to white-screen, preventing you from accessing your site. In order to […]
I’ve been looking forward to Wonder Woman since the character was the best part of Batman V Superman, and it did not disappoint. Not only did the film have a wonderful story, great cheer-able moments, and good characterization, but Diana Prince was a fantastic and inspiring Capable Female Character.
Dear adult men: Stop calling women you do not know “momma”, “sweetheart”, “darling”, and “sugar”. It is creepy, disgusting, uncomfortable, patronizing, and demeaning. Sincerely, A creeped out woman you do not know.
Below is my short story titled: The Darkness.
The phrase “Strong Female Character” has become a buzzword Hollywood likes to throw around to con women into thinking a film isn’t misogynistic with the female characters as nothing more than the damsel in distress or scene decoration. But what, exactly, a Strong Female Character is hasn’t been defined, and it often seems like the […]
Because of the current cultural and political landscape, a good chunk of the promotion around Beauty and the Beast (2017) centered on discussion of how Belle was a feminist character, an inventor, an independent person. Belle pretty much lived up to the hype, but there was another recent film whose female lead character was sold […]
Two Decembers ago, in 2015, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine and the creator of NPM, Isaac Schlueter, on Twitter and learned that calling humans with two X chromosomes “female” is bad. Since then, I’ve read a good amount of articles and comments on the subject, and I have to say: […]