Category Archives: Fandom

What Fandom Racism Looks Like – Misogynoir: Black Fans on the Defensive

The goal of rewriting Black fans critical of fandom is to drown them under the weight of misogynoir – the harassment, the shunning, the threats, and the outright unkindness – until all they can do is leave.

But let’s get one thing straight: no one is making me go anywhere before I’m good and ready. Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Silly Ship Wars

At the end of the day, Black women aren’t allowed to partake in the squee-ful space of fandom. We’re not seen as “real fans”. Our desire for Black characters to be treated well and to be loved is a direct threat to what fandom truly loves the most: whiteness. Continue reading

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“A discipline overrun with whiteness”: #FSN2019 and Making a Statement – A Guest Post

As previously noted, these conversations have been around for far longer than us, and to assume that we are the first to voice this discomfort, this anger, this complaint (per Sara Ahmed) is to be complicit in this erasure and our own eventual erasure. Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Woke Points For What?

In and outside of fandom spaces, performative allyship is a thing to be wary of. In a piece for The Wooster Voice, writer Sharah Hutson describes performative allyship as, “when folks pretend to care about a cause but magically forget … Continue reading

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Ships ‘N Shit: Thor/Ororo Marvel

Throroro is the best ship you’re probably not shipping. A non-canon ship courtesy of Marvel fandom’s penchant for shipping everything under the sun, pairing up Thor and Ororo just sort of makes sense when you think about it. Thor’s a … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Misogynoir – Black Actresses Under Attack

Don’t forget to check out last month’s post and the introduction! U simple bitch. This is why comic book fans hate Hollywood. The criticism is not b/c U R an African actress but that ur 3 personas look too human … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Misogynoir – Black Women in the Way

Don’t forget to check out last month’s post and the introduction! I may later eat my words because I haven’t seen more than season 1 of ToS or any of the movies but I hate that Uhura in the reboot … Continue reading

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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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