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Tag Archives: misogynoir
Fandom has always been primed to believe the worst of Black women – be they characters, fans, or even the performers themselves. Continue reading
I just want to talk about how people purposefully misrepresent my work/tweets and assign meanings to it that are actually entirely absent. Because I need to walk through the weirdness to see if I can make it make sense to … Continue reading
Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Meghan Markle’s Critics Are Using Internet Troll Tactics to Perpetuate Misogynoir
Watching the British press, public, and the royal family go after her from the moment that she and Harry announced their relationship has been horrible. It is also unsurprising because this is the reality for Black women (and queer femmes who don’t ID as women). Continue reading
The Black companions in the rebooted iteration of Doctor Who have it rough, especially the women. Think of Martha, who suffers Simm Master’s mockery and his enforced servitude of her family in Season 3’s Sound of Drums. Think of Bill, … Continue reading
It’s a recurring theme that I am somehow silencing other BIPOC fans by… having and using my own website, twitter account, and the rare external platforms I’ve been offered across the past six years. Continue reading
Black fans and Black culture writers who specialize in complex fandom and media circles have been talking about all of these different dustups and racefails for years –
But no one listens. Continue reading
A lot of people dismiss the racism aimed at Meghan because it’s not overt (to nonblack people). Continue reading
Last installment, we dove into BTS’ debut single “No More Dream“! Title: 눈누난나 (NUNU NANA) Artist: Jessi Setting: The main recognizable settings for “Nunu Nana” are a restaurant kitchen doing double duty as a gambling den, what looks like a … Continue reading
Note: I originally wrote this back in 2012 in response to a frustrating comment on a tumblr post about Martha Jones. Sadly, after all this time… fandom is not better about Martha Jones or any other Black woman it comes … Continue reading
Imagine having the nerve to tell Black fans to “go listen to rap” because – in this case – you were frustrated by yet another conversation about cultural appropriation in the K-pop industry. Continue reading
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
Protected: [Video] Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces – PCA 2019 (Early Access For Patrons)
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This is a wrap-up/write-up of my overall comments during the PCA 2019 Roundtable on Racism in Fandom/Fan Studies Spaces (which I chaired). Feel free to check out write-ups from Robin Anne Reid and Samira Nadkari, two of the other participants on … Continue reading
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