Category Archives: Fandom

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Misogynoir – Convenient Excuses

If you’re new here, start at the introduction! A 2011 article on pop culture website Oh No They Didn’t entitled “Fandom and its hatred of Black women characters” opens by asking readers “What do Martha Jones, Tara Thornton, Guinevere, and … Continue reading

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Stitch Takes Notes #1 – Kohnen Pages 19, 25-26

Stitch Takes Notes is an ongoing and flat out random feature now up on my website wherein I share the non-urban fantasy notes I take for various academic/academic-adjacent books I’m reading. I’m a huge fan of Screening the Closet: Queer Representation, … Continue reading

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Ships ‘n Shit: Symbrock

  One half of the ship is a down and out reporter who’s having a hard time of things. The other is a hungry-for-brains symbiote, an extraterrestrial blob that thinks violence is both the question being asked and the answer … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like – When White Characters (Somehow) Aren’t White

Let’s keep this short and salty: did y’all know that there are people – thankfully a minority in their respective fandoms – that will claim a white male character or actor isn’t white for some reason or another. Well, if … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Misogynoir – Introduction

The most disrespected woman in America, is the black woman. The most un-protected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America, is the black woman. – Malcolm X, from a speech he gave May 5, … Continue reading

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#flashbackfriday: Black Panther Fandom Racism Bingo

Originally posted back in March 2018 after realizing that the MCU fandom never actually stopped its anti-black nonsense. Best way to play? Spend some time scrolling through the unfiltered Black Panther tags on AO3 with a drink in your hand … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Beige Blank Slates

Some of fandom’s favorite characters are “blank slates”.

Beige blank slates, that is. Continue reading

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[Video] My Comic Book Girlfriend HasTo Be a Redhead: Misogynoiristic Reactions to Racebending Iris West and Mary-Jane Watson

Abstract Recent adaptations of popular comic book series have taken the step of diversifying their original storylines by racebending (Gaston and Reid 2012) key characters – for example Iris West (played by Candice Patton) on DC Comics and The CW’s … Continue reading

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[Image Post] Finn Needs A New, Less Racist Fandom

Source:  Where Are Y’all Getting Your Characterization From? Finn Isn’t A Coward, Or Selfish, And He Doesn’t Need A Damn Redemption Arc. I love Finn from Star Wars. It’s not just because I not-so-secretly want John Boyega to fall wildly in … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans, It’s Been Four Years And I Still Don’t Get How Y’all Are So Darn Angry About Racebending

Aren’t you people tired? I know I am. Every year since 2015, I’ve written a post about fandom’s backlash against and racist responses to racebending – where “historically white” characters are reimagined as characters of color in media. Every year, … Continue reading

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