Scrapscallion: Flash Fact: You Might Want to Avoid... →
scrapscallion: When my friend Chris and I were first getting to know each other, one of the things we bonded over was our mutual love of JLU, and, in particular, animated Wally West. . . So, when Chris’s birthday came around, I thought it would be cool to get him a t-shirt with the animated Flash logo…. PSA Re: Fuckery. Possibly relevant to some of your retail interests.
Queen of All She Can See: Gee, I don't know how to... →
Directly relevant to the some of the more godawful questions at the GeekGirlCon Feminism, Race, and Geek Culture panel: “But what if I’m a white chick planning to write characters of color and I don’t want to take the time / effort to do the ethical minimum of research?” missturdle: So You Want to Write a Fantasy: Writing Female Characters So You want to Write a...
We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled...
Alan Bean and Alexei Leonov on g-chat in the middle of the night. (Goddamnit jump-suit this time tomorrow I am going to miss you so much all over again.)
An Open Letter on the Idea of Geek Cred
Following up on this whole saga: Dear Fellow Geeks, No one is hurting you when they wear superhero t-shirts without memorizing every title the character has appeared in. They’re expressing enthusiasm—novice enthusiasm, but enthusiasm nonetheless—for something you care deeply about and have done your damnedest to evangelize. That they don’t have the same degree of...
Not by the Direct Method.: German colonialism,... →
jessnevins: And why they are more entangled than you might think. From Lora Wildenthals’ German Women for Empire, 1884-1945 (which is a lot better than the sole Amazon review gives it credit for): In colonial surroundings, the European idea of patriarchal authority over an extended household of social… You see a lot of that same nuance in imperial British stereotyping and caricature...
EIGHT? WHO TAUGHT YOU MATH?!: To the girls who... →
skies-of-honey: diktynna:fuckyeahthisperson: Yeah, but we all still think you’re a dick? Because you’re that person who thinks that a woman in a superhero t-shirt is somehow a ‘slut’ (the most realistic leap of logic I’ve ever witnessed) until it’s proven that she can tell you that Superman’s… It’s a shame because I see female comic book fans doing this to women as well. If a girl is...