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What Fandom Can Learn From Onyxcon

So this past weekend Onyxcon returned to the ATL. Sadly, I wasn’t able to make it but I was there in spirit celebrating with my fellow Wakandans. 497 more words

Conventions

Alice Writes An Angry Letter

Dear Random Man on the Street Who Kept Talking to Me Until I Finally Looked at Him,

Thanks so much for picking me out of a crowded sidewalk of people to talk to. 421 more words

Alice Thinks Like A Social Justice Warrior

WATCH: This Woman's Choices Are No One's Business. But What Happens To Her Is Everyone's Business.

For me, this
video checks all the boxes for really ingenious art: It’s stunning, the plot is well-crafted,
it’s poignant, and the song is great. But most of all, it makes a really good point about how we all think people should act. 24 more words

Allgemein

Wine, Women, and Crushing Sexism

The entire article is written to be read in full, which makes it tough to isolate an appropriate pull-out quote. Hmmm, how about…

What’s a girl to do when a bunch of dudes have just told her, in front of an audience, that she’s wrong about what it’s like to be herself?

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Feminism

Pitso

“Pitso” was one of the first words I learned in Sesotho, and today I finally experienced one firsthand!

In Lesotho, a pitso is a community gathering and a staple of village life. 899 more words

Blogging my research: how to analyse colouring book images part 2: semiotics or discourse analysis?

Rose’s Visual Methodologies (3rd ed) introduces a number of forms of visual analysis and examines how they are done and with what sort of research question and what sort of images you can use them with. 48 more words

Current Project

GQ Challenge: Day 19

The Genderqueer Challenge can be found here.

19. What terms in the cisgender, GSM or trans community are problematic?

(Again, I’m switching out ‘GSM’ for ‘queer’.) Honestly? 1,087 more words

Gender