Category Archives: Fandom

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Only 33 Words in a Trailer

Yesterday, the Captain Marvel teaser trailer broke the internet. Today, I saw a tweet about said trailer from Shakesville.com’s Melissa McEwan from the night before that reminded me that when it comes to feminism and fandom, people of color are … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: White Prioritization

I think my pal Holly over at DiverseHighFantasy was one of (if not the) first people to use “white prioritization” in a fannish context in a piece on The Walking Dead fandom and the Rick/Michonne ship. So I’d like to … Continue reading

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Who the heck is Ben Solo?

In the past couple of months, there have been several tweets from twitter users with the hashtag “SaveBenSolo” because Ben Solo, should be protected and should survive Episode IX and if you don’t want that, then you’ve got no empathy … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: (Not-So) Sexy Slavefic

Note: before we get into this piece, note that I am coming from this position as a queer Black person who has, in the past, purposefully read and written stories of the kind I am talking about in this piece. … Continue reading

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[Audio Post & Transcript] Stitch Talks Toxic Fandom

Content Warning: In this audio post I discuss racism in fandom (including sexual racism… somehow), mention sexual assault and objectification, harassment from toxic fandom (or, as I call it… fandom) including death threats to and attempts to incite suicide in … Continue reading

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[Image Post] “Strong Black Women”

Original Post:  Nyota Uhura: One More Black Female Character Fandom Wants To Be Strong and Single Forever  White Feminism (as an institution) thinks that championing Black women as too strong and too independent to ever “need” a man in their lives … Continue reading

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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’m not Resistance. I’m not a hero. I’m a Stormtrooper. Like all of them, I was taken from my family I’ll never know. And raised to do one thing.  In my first battle, I made a choice. I wasn’t going to kill for them. So I ran, right … Continue reading

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A Quick Quibble: Supposedly “Straightwashing” Okoye in Black Panther

In a (now deleted) tweet thread from April of this year, writer and artist Kate Leth went in on superhero media for the lack of queer representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The thread was fine and absolutely valid … Continue reading

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Headcanons only go so far when it comes to representation

In my head, my version of Harvey Dent will always be associated with three things: his Blackness (he’s biracial), his bisexuality (he was totally in love with Bruce Wayne), and how he deals with/manages his mental health issues (which are … Continue reading

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Queer Coded Villains Aren’t That Awesome

I woke up  on MLK Day swearing that I’d dreamt up a tumblr post where someone quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in order to defend Hux, Kylo Ren, and the First Order. When I went through my archives, not only … Continue reading

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