This isn’t a “why I am a feminist” post. I am going to talk a bit about myself, but I don’t like the idea of framing this post as “why this is important to me,” because one of the things I’ve learned early on is that in the pursuit of bettering myself and my understanding […]Read more "How to get out of the way"
So one thing I don’t like is when people put together one of those book lists with a whack-load of books on it and you’ve heard of maybe like, three of them. But then it’s prefaced with some sort of challenge in the title, like “50 books you need to read before you die,” or […]Read more "A Year of Reading Women"
Masculinity has been in crisis for years now. It’s hard to pin down exactly when it started, but you don’t have to look far in movies, books, video games, and of course online to see a trend of men trying to either recapture a lost ideal of masculinity or trying to redefine what it means […]Read more "What it means to be a man"
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"