Category Archives: Fandom

[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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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: #NotAllFans

Inspired by this tweet thread I wrote. Fandom really doesn’t like to acknowledge that it has multiple problems with race and racism. From members of fandom writing racist alternate universe stories where characters of color are dehumanized, tortured and killed … Continue reading

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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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