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From Hydra to Ghostbusters: The False Equivalences of Fan Culture

I don’t read the Captain America comics. Indeed, I’ve pretty much fallen off the Marvel wagon this past year or so due to general...

“You Ruined My Childhood”: The Fetishizing of Nostalgia

You may be familiar with the kerfuffle surrounding the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, directed by Paul Feig with the four leading roles played by women....

We Have Always Been Here & Always Will Be: On the...

About an hour before the Hugo Awards shortlist was revealed, the book bloggers on my Twitter feed collectively braced themselves for what we all...

The Sexist Nonsense of “Appropriating Nerd Culture”

Cliff Bleszinski doesn’t like Olivia Munn, and he wants you to know that. Munn, an actress who got her start on G4’s flagship geek focused...

Sansa Stark (and All the Women of GoT) Deserve Better

SPOILERS FOR THE LATEST GAME OF THRONES EPISODE HEREIN. In the past, the showrunners of Game of Thrones have stated that Sansa is one of...

“Completely Ignorant Of All Things Woman”: On Andrew Smith & The...

I cannot speak about Andrew Smith’s books, simply because I have not read them. I cannot speak to his character because I haven’t met...

Is “Gone Girl” Misogynist? I’m Not So Sure

Warning: This post will be so full of spoilers. Sorry, it’s necessary. As such, it will also contain discussion of the often very dark...

The Fallacy of Objectivity

Things have not been good in the world of video games. Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency, famously a target of an onslaught of abuse thanks...

Our World Is Full of Robin Thickes.

Robin Thicke, previously known as a low-rate yet harmless Justin Timberlake style R&B singer, has become synonymous with misogyny, rape culture and general douchebag...

On “Bad Women” In Gone Girl and The Silent Wife

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for both Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife. In the world of television, male anti-heroes dominate...