Category Archives: Rants

I’ve got… complicated feelings about the newest incarnation of the Doctor

The news that Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the Doctor’s thirteenth regeneration  is great, but I have to point out that it’s also primarily a step forward for WHITE women as women of color don’t get chosen to head … Continue reading

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There’s a really creepy conversation about “Catholic School Girls” in the latest Anita Blake book…

Content Notes: This piece focuses on a conversation about child sexual abuse (CSA) by Catholic priests and a joke about “Catholic school girls” alongside talking about rape and CSA survivors in the Anita Blake series and how they’re treated. I … Continue reading

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White Feminism Strikes Again: American Gods Edition

I can’t imagine watching a show like American Gods where Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle) and then writing an honest to god article about how his undead wife Laura was the actual star of the show. I mean, erasing … Continue reading

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Bendis, Opportunism, and Bad Judgment Calls in a Terrible Time

Note: This post contains spoilers for Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli, and Marte Gracia. Earlier today, Marvel Comics’ writer Brian Michael Bendis made a bad judgement call. With people all over the world reeling from … Continue reading

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Condescension, Crosstalk, and why Connie Willis’ Misunderstanding of the Romance Genre is a Deal Breaker for Me

When I first heard about Connie Willis’ book Crosstalk, it sounded like a bunch of fun. I put it on my wishlist and dropped a bunch of hints that I’d be open to reviewing it even if I had to … Continue reading

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Whose Luke Cage Reviews Matter To Me

I started watching Luke Cage yesterday morning and immediately I found myself bombarded with the thinkiest of thoughts. I have thoughts on respectability politics in the series, on Luke Cage’s old-fashioned everything, on Black womanhood, on the use of the … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans: It’s been a year since my first post & y’all are still racist as heck when it comes to racebending

Back in August 2015 I wrote “Dear Comic Fans: We Get it. You’re racist and racebending scares you,” as a direct response to the racist backlash towards Keiynan Lonsdale being cast as Wally West on the Flash television show. Well, it’s … Continue reading

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Black Pain and Death in Captain America: Civil War

A lot of people die in Captain America: Civil War. Within the first twenty  minutes alone, a good dozen people (at least) die between the confrontation with Rumlow and his men, the chase through the marketplace in Lagos, and the … Continue reading

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Nyota Uhura: One More Black Female Character Fandom Wants To Be Strong and Single Forever

I need White Feminism (which exists to benefit whiteness and white womanhood) to stop telling me that Black female characters are better off when they’re single. I need White Feminists ™ in fandom to stop pretending that they’re protecting or promoting … Continue reading

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A rambling post on race and the X-Men Franchise

The X-Men franchise kind of proves how allegories for oppression often fall flat when it comes to being cognizant of stuff like racism. The in-world oppression that the characters do face is serious and important, but the series itself is … Continue reading

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