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Mutants and #BlackLivesMatter

I apologize for not posting much lately. Between work, independent projects (that I’ll post more about when they’re closer to being finished), and recent events, I’ve been rather busy. Beyond that, so much has happened that when I tried writing last week about current issues, I didn’t know where to start. I live in Baton… Continue reading Mutants and #BlackLivesMatter

in the media · Personal · Uncategorized

Lessons to be Learned from Harry Potter

10. Cho Chang taught me that sometimes there’s a good reason to cry. This character gets so much grief from fans for crying all the time, but think about it. Her boyfriend was killed, the person who was with Cedric in his last moments was more focused on kissing Cho than helping her grieve, and… Continue reading Lessons to be Learned from Harry Potter

Feminism · in the media · Intersectionality · LGBTQ+ · Representation in Media · Sci-Fi

Favorite Webcomic List!

I get asked all the time “Hey, Comic Book Femme Fatale, what webcomics do you read?” Today, from the comfort of my bed where I’m recovering from bronchitis, I’m answering that question! It should come as no surprise that my favorite webcomics feature fantastic lady types. Indie comics such as the ones available on the… Continue reading Favorite Webcomic List!

Feminism · in the media · Marvel Comics · Marvel Movie Universe · Super Hero TV Shows

The Monster in Your Mind: Purple Man and Netflix’s Jessica Jones

*Possible Spoilers for Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and brainwashing/mind control and rape trigger warnings* When I first read about Netflix’s Jessica Jones TV show, I was interested, but not exceptionally so as I had not read many comics with the title character. The only Marvel characters I keep up with are Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel… Continue reading The Monster in Your Mind: Purple Man and Netflix’s Jessica Jones

in the media · Representation in Media · Sci-Fi

Reproductive Rights, Mystical Pregnancies, and Fictional Women

*Spoilers for most popular sci-fi/fantasy tv shows/franchises and comics* I am a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica. The show has it’s issues, I’m well aware, but it’s one of those shows that causes the viewer to have real, emotional reactions. In this specific instance, I was infuriated. It’s impossible to be a fan of women… Continue reading Reproductive Rights, Mystical Pregnancies, and Fictional Women

in the media · Intersectionality · LGBTQ+ · Representation in Media

You Should Be Watching: Steven Universe

You Should Be Watching: Steven Universe Warning! I’ve attempted to avoid spoilers, but links may lead to spoiler-y pages! Tired of shows that seem “diverse” but the non-heterosexual, non-white characters aren’t well developed, and seem to exist only to prove the main characters aren’t racist/sexist/transphobic/etc ?Tired of children’s shows that lack depth? Do you like beautiful… Continue reading You Should Be Watching: Steven Universe

Feminism · in the media

Nerd on Nerd Violence

(This short piece was inspired by a recent article linked in the piece about a cosplay photographer who coerced underage cosplayers into sending him nudes, and by my own experiences and opinions on GamerGate, online harassment, and gatekeeping.) I went to my first convention when I was seventeen years old. I’d spent weeks putting together… Continue reading Nerd on Nerd Violence