June 2009

Does What You Make Reflect Who You Are?

30 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, over the course of my Joss Whedon and Feminism series and in conversations with people about the fat hatred which seems to be so common to many Bryan Fuller shows. I think that the things people ...

Problems and Solutions

29 June, 2009 // 3 Comments

Last year, the French banned the headscarf, arguing that it conflicted with French values. Now, the French are proposing a ban on the burqa. Both of these bans are ostensibly supposed to promote women’s freedoms while protecting French values, ...

Kings

28 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kings was the only thing I watched this week which was worthy of review (other than the first season of True Blood, which I will be discussing later). Talking about this show with Tristan the other day, we were both remarking that it’s a ...

Freaks Like Me

27 June, 2009 // 2 Comments

I recently decided to stop reading two websites I had previously greatly enjoyed, because their authors both decided to discuss, at length, how disgusting freaks like me are. How we look repulsive, and undoubtedly horrify and shame our parents. How ...

Wonderfalls

26 June, 2009 // 2 Comments

Have you seen Wonderfalls? Because if you haven’t, you definitely should. It’s another masterwork from the mind of Bryan Fuller, and it is excellent and dark and strange in a way which is different from Pushing Daisies, but also very ...

A Tuesday in 1978

25 June, 2009 // 1 Comment

California’s budget crisis appears to be attracting more and more attention as the state flounders. Our situation is apparently every bit as delicious and appealing for public consumption as the fate of the auto companies, despite the fact ...

Rhetorical Similarities

24 June, 2009 // 3 Comments

Kate Harding made a very interesting point last week when she compared the rhetoric of anti-choicers with the rhetoric of people who are anti-childfree*. It’s a comparison I actually had never drawn before, which is I guess why people pay to ...

Liberal Sexism

23 June, 2009 // 2 Comments

One of the great myths of our democratic society is that liberals can’t be sexist (or racist, classist, ableist…), by default, simply because of their intrinsic liberal nature. In fact, the -isms are alive and well in the liberal camp, ...

Why Do You Say…

22 June, 2009 // 2 Comments

Every now and then, I am in casual conversation with someone and I say a “bad word” which references the identity of a particular group to which I belong and it causes immediate affront and offense. More often than not, I am given a ...

Kings

21 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

I watched “Brotherhood” after spending some time rewatching previous episodes of Kings, since the show has been off the air for a while, and it’s so complex that I thought it would be a good idea to refresh myself with the ...
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