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Category Archives: Intarweebz Drama
Over on HuffPo, that bastion of We Refuse to Pay Our Writers Because Something Something Ethics, some dude has decided this year’s POTUS election, already a spectacular mess, is going to get even messier because Mitt’s going to come back … Continue reading
Something interesting is going on today on the Tumblr of TV writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Most recently, Javi was one of the lead writers on The 100, but he has a healthy list of well-known shows to his credit, including the underrated … Continue reading
Warning: The below piece includes discussion of sexual assault, as well as spoilers for the current seasons of Vikings and Game of Thrones, and mild spoilers for GoT’s source books. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and saw last night’s … Continue reading
Not enough time at the moment to write a lot about this, but a couple of points: 1. There’s a certain painful humor in watching racists falling all over themselves to blame the people they think of as enemies. The … Continue reading
Finally climbing down off of six weeks on plague mountain, and can think a little again, so I may be posting here a bit more in the near future. Woop! Getting the gears spinning today: some thoughts on identity, and how it shapes … Continue reading
Am currently embroiled in a bit of a debate elsewhere about declining standards in language education being a bellwether for declining education in general (and the subsequent serious social ills that come along with that.) As usual, I’m getting blowback … Continue reading
Having a bit of deja vu this week that calls back to the Benedict Cumberbatch thing, and the fact that we hold famous people to dichotomous standards: simultaneously worshiping/defending them from reasonable criticism and tearing them to absolute bits when … Continue reading
From this fantastic piece talking about a current firestorm of sexism in the atheist community: But women aren’t raised in a culture that tells them they’re entitled to attention from men. We’re told instead that we have to earn it. And … Continue reading
It apparently bears reiterating: celebrities are human beings, and should be treated accordingly. Those who behave well should be lauded and those who behave badly should be rebuked. Simple, right? Unfortunately, the nature of celebrity means that both of those reactions … Continue reading
Something that today’s geek sexism thing has brought up: it’s kind of astonishing, if not surprising, how so many people who abuse their privileges think that being called out on that is a complaint about their privilege, rather than the … Continue reading