TW: Transmisogyny and dysphoria, mostly. Full disclosure: This is a version of a column that's sat in my drafts for... probably two years or so now? Certainly the last draft is dated to at least six months ago. The reason I start there is because I can't stress enough how this isn't a reactionary post; … Continue reading Behind The Curtain: An Apology and a Promise
Content note: this article talks about "fujoshi discourse" and both criticisms and supports of m/m ship spaces, as well as getting into homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny and racism, some mentions of pedophilia accusations, and sexual assault/rape. I'm not capable of talking about the original or cultural meaning of 'fujoshi' in the appropriate depth; rather, I'm using … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Exclusion Trauma and M/M Spaces
Please note: If you're not reading this column while sustaining the ability to both retain your sense of humour with your tongue in your cheek, and take it seriously, you won't get much out of it. This column discusses underage sexuality, neo-puritan/anti-sex ideology, (briefly) pedophilia, transphobia and sexual assault. Teens are horny. This is one … Continue reading The Case Against Puritanism: It’s Time To Give It Up And Let Teens Get Off
Please note: this column discusses spoilers for a number of movies, series and books, including Black Panther, The Incredibles, Umbrella Academy (Seasons 1 and 2), Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and (2009), the Harry Potter series and Voltron: Legendary Defender. Child abuse, abandonment, transmisogyny, genocide, anti-Blackness and anti-biracial sentiment are discussed below. If fandom's the most famous … Continue reading Behind The Curtain: Is It Villains We Want?
TW: This column discusses suicide, ableist harassment, and stigma against mental illness, suicide and particularly personality disorders like BPD. Fandom's got its issues; we all know this. It's about as obvious a statement as "Star Wars has robots" or "The Reagan administration was bigoted". But there's an unwillingness in fandom to challenge some of its … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Let’s Talk About Pseudicide