Category Archives: Anti-oppression activism

An Open Letter to Intel regarding their support of #GamerGate

Dear Intel, Recently your actions regarding #GamerGate have come to my attention. First you you pulled Gamasutra’s advertising campaign specifically because of complaints from supporters of GamerGate (and then disingenuously tried to claim you weren’t “taking sides”) and then your … Continue reading

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This is why I hardly read blogs anymore

In the past year the amount of (feminist) blogs that I read regularly, or even on an occasional basis, has shrunk to fit on one hand. Literally, aside from keeping up with Iris, the only blogs I regularly read are … Continue reading

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Ableism is not feminism. Spread the word.

I know this blog is in retirement (my internet time these days is practically nill), but when I saw Meloukhia’s An Open Letter to Feministing (hat-tip: Hoyden About Town) I had to cosign it. Yes, it’s that important.

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Amazon censors women and queer people

So, I’m sure everyone has heard by now, but Amazon has recently made the decision to remove the sales rankings of so-called “adult” books in order to ensure that they don’t show up in some searches (like the default search) … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-oppression activism, Books, magazines, etc., Censorship, Companies Behaving Badly, Gender issues, Privilege, Queer Issues, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's | 2 Comments

All the RE5 discussion needed was a Nice White Gamer

Dear Nice White Gamers, I am glad that you, unlike the Not Nice Gamers, understand that we don’t live in a post-racial world. It’s nice that you’re able to see the the word “racism” in the same paragraph as “video … Continue reading

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Responsibility of comedy writers

Although I had never heard of Graham Linehan before, he’s apparently a writer for some fairly popular UK comedies, including one called The IT Crowd. Now, apparently there was a recent episode of that show that included a sub-plot involving … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-oppression activism, Film and televison, Queer Issues, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's | 9 Comments

Highlighting the responsibility of online community leaders

I know I haven’t been around much; my life is busy and I don’t have the time to blog that I used to. Unfortunately, this probably isn’t going to change anytime soon. Anyway, I’d just like to highlight a post … Continue reading

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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

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