The following post deals with issues of sexual assault, abuse, and rape. It also contains theological speculation that may be discomforting or upsetting to some readers. A few years ago, I was in a religious studies class where the professor proclaimed to the class that “Passion of the Christ is a fine movie, but it doesn’t go far […]Read more "On Suffering, Shame, and Salvation"
A few years ago my fiancé cheated on me. Since it was about nine months away from the wedding, I had to contact quite a few people to tell them to ignore the Save-the-Dates we had just mailed out and to cancel any gifts they ordered off the registry. I didn’t tell too many people […]Read more "What it means to be a cuckold"
In another post, I talked about how female heroes in science fiction and fantasy stories need to possess their own agency within the worlds they inhabit. This means women in Star Wars need to be able to handle weapons and starships, female warriors in Lord of the Rings need to have the opportunity to stand and […]Read more "The Dependency and Power of the Disney Princesses"
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens fast approaching, I wanted to talk about a serious issue that has plagued this series and many like it for decades: the low number of women heroes. Of course it’s no secret that Star Wars lacks female characters. There’s a grand total of three named women in the original trilogy, and the […]Read more "Star Wars, Women, and Successful Marketing"