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[Video] Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces – PCA 2019

Abstract Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces As fandom spaces become even more active in asking for and creating positive representation about underrepresented identities (i.e., disabled people and queer people), one notable weak spot in fandom representation … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #9: “Really? That’s What Y’all Got Out of Black Panther?”

I know what you’re thinking: this my third or fourth “Fleeting Frustrations” post in a row to talk critically about fandom or something a particular fandom does. I know it doesn’t seem all that fleeting and well… you’re right. Because … Continue reading

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[Video] Stitch Tackles TK Park’s K Pop in the Age of Cultural Appropriation

Some commentary on this whole thing and why these conversations are necessary: The way Blackness is portrayed & performed across kpop is impossible to miss unless you work at being ignorant. Appropriation of Blackness – hair, slang, aesthetic, etc – … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The (Un)Magic of Intent

I’m gonna be real here: Most of the time, people aren’t creating problematic or harmful content with the intent to hurt other people. Honestly, even in an age where spite fuels so much of fandom, a majority of people in … Continue reading

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[Video] The Cultural Appropriation Conversation: So Very Hairy

“The harm of cultural appropriation lies in how the people doing the appropriation of a minority group’s culture, removing it from its context, dehumanize the minority group and dismiss their concerns or humanity.” Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part Two

Did you read Part One? Another issue in how cultural appropriation of Black culture and Blackness leads people to devalue the culture and people they’re copying: across my research for this essay series – and this installment in particular – … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part One

“Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied. Edward Said, Orientalism “Dressing up as “another culture”, is racist, and an act of privilege. Not only … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #8: Revisionist Fandom History Strikes Again

Being critical of fandom institutions or of the content fandom creates and consumes uncritically is not born out of a yearning for regression trying to wipe the AO3 out of the map, a thirst for power from digital dictators, or a desire to “Make Fandom Great Again”. Continue reading

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Ships n Shit: Team Kill Dracula

I’m a sucker for a good enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance. And Team Kill Dracula – a silly non-namesmush of a ship name for the triad relationship between Alucard/Trevor/Sypha from Netflix’s Castlevania series absolutely provides that potential. This ship is relatively popular in … Continue reading

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