Category Archives: Racism

If you have to say "i'm not racist" chances are you are

A trend that you can’t help but notice if you follow any sort of racial issues is that when white people do something racist, they almost always include in their apology, “I’m not a racist”. Most of you should know … Continue reading

Posted in Privilege, Racism, USA | 2 Comments

Racial issues in Resident Evil 5: Link Roundup

Since today’s my long day at school, for day four of International Blog Against Racism Week I’m going to do a link roundup of some of the discussion that’s been going on about Resident Evil 5. The primary reason for … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Racism, Video Games | 4 Comments

Video games and the usual amount of racism

For day three of International Blog Against Racism Week, I want to look specifically why games, such as many of the prior Resident Evil ones, haven’t received as much criticism as, say, Resident Evil 5 has. So, why aren’t critiques … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Racism, Video Games | 25 Comments

Who's the one arguing in bad faith?

This week is International Blog Against Racism Week (hat tip to Oyce for the icon). I actually contributed to day one without meaning to, posting a quick rebuttal to the claim that the no one complained about the previous games … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Privilege, Racism, Video Games | 6 Comments

Resident Evil: White people killing white people?

As a fan of the Resident Evil series one thing that’s been rather amusing about the race wank surrounding Resident Evil 5 is the claim that the rest of the series was all “white people killing white people”. I wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Multiculturalism, Racism, Video Games | 1 Comment

Resident Evil 5 Trailer

Can you spot what’s wrong with the trailer? Hint: it’s not the cg or the cinematography. Via Iris forums. ETA: For all the racist-apologist fanboys who are offended at the very thought of people engaging in criticism of their beloved … Continue reading

Posted in Privilege, Racism, Video Games | 29 Comments

That's some bizarre trolling

So over at Wonderland Alice has this post up about the (racist, sexist, sizeist, etc) limitations of a new website called Barbiegirls.com, which is apparently an online chat program aimed at girls: Most of the body type options are caucasian-stereotype, … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Racism | 7 Comments

When you can use offensive terms and not be offensive

If you’re part of a privileged group, when can you use offensive terms without being offensive? Watch the video to find out. Personally, I think the last example using the white person cuts through all the crap about bigoted humour … Continue reading

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Hollywood, please stop shitting on my childhood

While on vacation, I went to see the Fantastic Four movie (the only reason it was worth it was because it was the first move I had seen in theatres in over a year) and had the dubious pleasure to … Continue reading

Posted in Film and televison, Gender Caste, Gender issues, Racism, The Evil -ism's | 9 Comments

The obligatory FGC post [Women and Violence, Part 6]

[This is part of my series on Women and Violence, which I am writing as a project for a Women Studies course I’m taking. For an explanation and information on my intentions with this series, please see the introduction.]

Yesterday some of my classmates gave a presentation about female genital cutting (though the terminology they used, and which is probably more familiar to people, is “female genital mutilation” – a difference which I’ll address later on). It’s an important, worthwhile issue, and I’m glad our class is addressing it.

Still, every time the topic comes up in conversation I cringe inwardly. Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Eradicating Divisive Discourse, Feminism, Racism, Women and Violence | 5 Comments