[TW: rape culture] Don’t know about it yet? You’re lucky. Here’s a timeline. Geek Feminism and Shakesville have multiple posts on how Penny Arcade fucked up not so much with just(!) an insensitive rape joke in their webcomic, but with their mockingly dismissive responses (and how that played into their fans’ responses) to people’s objections to that webcomic.
I mean how am I supposed to feel if I see a movie set in the future and there aren’t any black or brown people in it? How is a child supposed to feel? It’s like someone’s saying, “I don’t like you and I don’t want you to be here, so I’m creating a world where you don’t exist.”
BayCon 2006 photos cropped from originals uploaded by kentbrew Fairly light on the fandom scale, me, despite my enthusiastic reading/viewing. We’re subscribed to Aurealis and I read Eidolon online, I’ve posted a few macros to ihasatardis, and I’ve been to… Read More ›
Matthew Garrett gave this brief talk encouraging geeks to be vocal feminists/feminist allies, at LUGradio Live UK 2008 (LRLUK 2008). One reference in his “Community Hate Time” talk is to the “upskirt” photo published by Nicu Buculei at Planet Fedora… Read More ›