Author Archives: tekanji

No, I don't deserve that cookie

The response that I’ve gotten to this post has been overwhelming (yes, 28 comments on a blog that typically gets 0-5 is overwhelming). Most of it is praise. Heck, I’ve even got an e-mail or two thanking me for writing … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-oppression activism, Privilege | 6 Comments

Feminists are fine with being bigots if it's just ableism

This is a subject that’s been sticking in my craw for a long time now, ever since it became an issue on Iris’ forums over a year ago. It was from the conflicts that arose there that I realized that … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Privilege, The Evil -ism's | 43 Comments

Theme problems

I just wanted to make a note that I am aware of the problem with the theme and intend to correct it. Truth be told, I’ve been aware of this flaw in my design since a reader wrote in to … Continue reading

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On RE5 and claims of "American-centricism"

In this past week I’ve gotten an influx of commenters on my Resident Evil 5 posts decrying me and my posts as “American-centric”. I did consider writing a detailed post debunking this, but I’m very busy with school and there … Continue reading

Posted in The Evil -ism's, Video Games | 5 Comments

Because the only women who matter are white ones

Linda Hirshman — who, on top of thinking of herself as the matriarch of all women/feminists is responsible for making up the term “choice feminist” so she could have a convenient strawfeminist to attack — thinks she knows what’s causing … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Privilege, The Evil -ism's | 5 Comments

At this rate, there won't be any games left for me to play

I have been feeling rather unhappy with Capcom for a while, but this takes the cake: Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi tells Kotaku that calls of racial insensitivity haven’t affected the game’s design. Takeuchi tells the site that the … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Japan, Privilege, Racism, Video Games | 16 Comments

Give that man a cookie, er, Klondike!

Wow, a man refrains from violating the terms of his relationship agreement with his wife? Totally worthy of a reward. Give that man a cookie Klondike! <insert massive eyeroll here> Actual analysis of Klondike’s latest series of commercials can be … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Companies Behaving Badly, Masculinities, Privilege | 10 Comments

Keith Olbermann calls Clinton on her shit

Did I mention that I hate politics? Hat tip morchades.

Posted in Liberal, Politics, USA | 1 Comment

Good reference for the non-apology apology

While discussing Clinton’s non-apology over the RFK incident Mark Liberman of Language Log references a post, Pete Rose and sorry statements of the third kind, by Geoff Pullman regarding the usage of the word “sorry”: People aren’t being sufficiently sensitive … Continue reading

Posted in Privilege, The Evil -ism's | 4 Comments

How not to be "That Guy"

Synecdochic wrote a how-to post on privilege: Don’t Be That Guy. Excerpt: This word gets thrown around a lot, and I think everyone uses it a little differently, which is one of the reasons why I have so much difficulty … Continue reading

Posted in Link Blogging, Privilege | 30 Comments