Tag Archives: Star Wars

Fandom Racism 101: Clocking and Closing The Empathy Gap

How does fandom’s empathy gap come into play when the trauma of POC is on the table? Why does the empathy that fans extend to white characters, fans, and performers, hit a hard wall at POC – especially when it comes to Black characters, fans, and performers in my direct experience? Continue reading

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Surprisingly, Transformative Fandom Sucks At Research AND Reading Comprehension

In case you thought that the chaos and stress caused by the two million (and counting!) COVID-19 cases worldwide would be enough to stop the Rey/Kylo contingent from being on John Boyega’s case and up his ass over their ship- … Continue reading

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Star Wars Fandom Racism Bingo 2020

Note: If you haven’t seen what I and John Boyega have been through with the Star Wars’ fandom’s shippy sides, check out my What Fandom Racism Looks Like installment on Weaponized White Womanhood.

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Weaponized White Womanhood

With that much power already, it can’t be a surprise that many white women in fandom will do pretty much anything in order to keep the status quo level. Continue reading

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[Signal Boost] Boyega Brigade Boost for Theatre Peckham

Let’s help light the way for future generations of actors to find themselves and practice their craft at Theatre Peckham! Continue reading

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[Stitch Talks Ish] Episode 2: Stitch Talks About The Rey/Kylo Fandom and Weaponized White Womanhood

Episode Notes: Content Warnings: I talk explicitly about antiblack racism in fandom and white women weaponizing their femininity in service to it. I also briefly mention how part of this involves setting up a fear of John/that John will assault … Continue reading

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Quick Coverage: John Boyega Ends 2019 With a Bang (And a Hearty ‘Fuck You’ To Rey/Kylo Shippers)

Note: I have an ongoing thread about this entire situation and the fans’ responses that fully covers the majority of what this fandom’s been up to with John. In case you missed my lengthy post about how Rey/Kylo shippers really … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Power & Privilege

This was originally posted on Patreon in November without any real extra-text. One of the most interesting (and frustrating) things about talking about fandom and media and the racism present in these spaces is how many people view my position … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Star Wars Fandom (Part One, Probably)

Few fandoms fill me with the kind of anger that the Star Wars fandom does. In fact, there are times where I’d go so far as to say that I hate it. Times like Wednesday night. When I got home … Continue reading

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Finn, Reskinned

Real life monsters wish they had spin-teams as thorough as Kylo’s because they’ve literally made Kylo’s violence towards Rey, his act of patricide, and his eager indulgence in fascism… someone else’s fault. Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations 6.5: “We Can’t Have Anything, Can We?”

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is the focus for the cover story for Vanity Fair’s Summer 2019 issue and readers were “blessed” with dual covers – one with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and the other with Daisy … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #6: “At Least Kylo Never Lied To Rey”

So fucking what Finn initially held back from telling Rey that he was a Stormtrooper that defected in The Force Awakens –

At least he’s not an entitled, mind-rapey douche that keeps gaslighting her, who tortured her, and who keeps trying to kill her.

You know… like Kylo is. 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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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Beige Blank Slates

Some of fandom’s favorite characters are “blank slates”.

Beige blank slates, that is. Continue reading

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[Stitch Likes Villains] Thrawn

If left unchecked, there’s no limit to how many times I’ll bring up Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn (the 2016 novel and its titular character) in a conversation about Star Wars.  Continue reading

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