Category Archives: Fandom

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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[Guest Post] Finn as everyman? How about no?

After the release of The Last Jedi, there was a noticeable shift in how members of the general audience discussed Finn – if they talked about him at all. People who resented his inclusion in The Force Awakens – viewing … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Smartest Girl in the World Has To Be A Mary Sue

On the first day of Black History Month, a random writer on Archive of Our Own gave to me… two separate stories that framed Shuri – T’challa’s brilliant baby sister in Black Panther –  as a character that couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

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Intersectionality Fail: Star Wars The Last Jedi Without Men

I think at this point, we’ve all seen (and mocked) the misogynistic re-cut of The Last Jedi that cuts out all of the women. The re-cut film takes out all of the women in The Last Jedi in order to … Continue reading

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