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Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties: Claire Temple

Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties is an essay series that will look closely at the portrayals of female characters of color by actresses of color in Marvel’s various franchises. I was inspired by the fact that a … Continue reading

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Quit Trying To Make”Forced Diversity” Happen (It’s Not A Thing)

Whenever authors talk about how much they hate “forced diversity” and how annoyed they are that readers and bloggers now expect writers to create that they call “unrealistic” worlds where people who are not the default (by being queer, POC … Continue reading

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On “Typecasting” and Opportunities in the Comics Industry

Consider this a follow up to yesterday’s post about the fear and annoyance with Brian Michael Bendis writing Riri Williams when he has a clear track record of mishandling black characters. Shortly after writing my post, I saw a series of … Continue reading

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My kingdom for a Bond-of-Color

I’m not going to call myself a James Bond expert or anything so very trite, but I did spend most of last year (and a huge chunk of this year) both having intense opinions on the James Bond film franchise … Continue reading

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Love Hate – My Contentious Relationship With Contemporary Romance

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary romance – both the erotic and non-erotic kind. I’ll admit it: contemporary romance is my thing. Somehow, I fell for the genre despite being utterly uninterested in romance in my day-to-day life. … Continue reading

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URBAN FANTASY 101 – GENTRY-FICATION

In 2010, Black people from across the diaspora made up just over 32% of Chicago’s population. But I bet you couldn’t tell that from reading Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files or Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series where there are zero main … Continue reading

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I’m Done Being Patient: Agent Carter and the Bare, White Minimum

I’m finally starting to grasp the idea that the writers and showrunners on Agent Carter view intersectional feminism as a great myth. I’m also clear on the fact that fandom feels the same way. Last year, when Agent Carter came … Continue reading

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On JK Rowling’s thing about after the fact diversity

My big issue with all of this “after the fact diversity” that we’re seeing around JR Rowling and the Harry Potter series is that she’s getting so much credit for doing basically nothing with regard to representation.

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Fantastic Beasts & Invisible Diversity in the Harry Potter Series

For a body of media that seems fixated on different avenues of oppression, the Harry Potter series is seriously lacking when it comes to actual diversity and oppression that doesn’t revolve around magical beings. Seriously, just about everything’s a metaphor … Continue reading

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Crimson Peak’s pretty but it sure doesn’t look diverse!

No matter what, I am going to see Crimson Peak next month. I decided this back when the cast was first announced and then when we got those set photos of what looked like a funeral. I love Tom Hiddleston. … Continue reading

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