Tag Archives: Diversity

Jedi Eye for the White Guy

I’ll be seeing it again later this week, but after a couple of days to process it, I think I’m ready to write something about The Last Jedi (though my memory on details may be a tad fuzzy.) Fair warning! … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Entertainment, Geekery, Movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Authority Song

A couple of days ago, deep in the throes of data geekery and a migraine, I tried to write a couple of posts about sexism being a key factor in the election outcome, and ended up tripping over my white … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, economics, Feminism, Human Nature, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Americans

Hm. Given his fussiness about flag integrity, I wonder if my design here is enough for the Mango Mussolini to want to strip me of citizenship or throw me in jail. I guess we’ll see! What with the post-election surge of asshats deciding that the country … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Ethics, LGBTQ, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Enemy Ours

As the parent of a very curious and physically rambunctious three year old, I’m looking at my favorite entertainment in a new way these days. It’s kind of disturbing how much of the stuff I like has a crapload of … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Entertainment, Geekery, Movies, Politics, TV | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Corporate Responsibility 2.0

Was just noting some folks all happy about how a recent commercial for Secret deodorant features a Trans woman, and it got me to thinking. This is probably a ridiculous thing for a damned-near-socialist progressive to say, but: In the … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, economics, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Caged Expectations

As of this writing, I’m nine episodes in on the first season of Luke Cage, the latest installment in Netflix’s Defenders corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m loving it so far. It has the same kind of ground-level, realistic … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Entertainment, TV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

An immigrant on every corner

The political buzz this week has been about Trump’s trip to Mexico and the subsequent IMMIGRANTS ARE EVUL speech in Arizona. Five Thirty Eight’s Nate Silver–who has apparently lost every possible verbal filter of late, the dear–has been referring to … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Turning of the Tides

Much of the post-DNC buzz today has been about how the convention managed to wrest back control of a lot of ideas and concepts that once belonged only to the GOP: Patriotism, a strong (but non-aggressive) military, civic duty, etc. … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Diversity and the perception of “normal”

Diversity in YA creator Malinda Lo is currently doing a great blog series on how reviewers often betray underlying biases when reviewing books about characters from marginalized groups. Highly recommended read. The topic is also a big jumping-off point for … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Feminism, Fiction, LGBTQ, Movies, Politics, Publishing, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Indie author, whatever that means

Contrary to something I posted just last summer, I decided to skip the sturm und drang of finding an agent and/or traditional publisher and go indie for my first two books. Now that it’s done? I couldn’t be happier. I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Ethics, Politics, Publishing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment