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TV can be awesome too

So I have intimated in previous posts that I’m a huge fan of American Gladiators. I love it on feminist principles (the women have always been able to compete as well as the men, even though it’s segregated, it’s a lot more than you see in most televized sporting events), and I love it on …

Friday Open Thread: Non-traditionally socially awkward moments

We all know what it’s like to be having a pleasant conversation with someone, getting on with them fine, and then bronk they say something unironically offensive, usually about immigrants, or minorities, or promiscuous or strident women. And then you think, ohhhh–kay…. and look for ways to extricate yourself from their company, and never talk …

This is why TV Tropes calls it “Sonic Syndrome”.

Mighty readers, I don’t make it a secret that I used to be a Sonic fanboy in my youth and thought that the series was better than anything Nintendo could throw at them, because the Blue Blur would prevail. Of course, after the Dreamcast, we got stuck with titles that should have been violently ripped …

History lesson time!

Pictured here is what is known as a lawn jockey. They were sold by the truckload to people in bygone eras so that they could delight in a racist depiction of a minority. It is racist not only in its portrayal of the black person as an individual, but it is racist in that it …

Post-Mortem of a trolling

In case y’all have missed it, Feministe has a thread on Fat Princess as well. Naturally, there have come the apologists for the trolls, though it doesn’t (appear) to be as bad as the trolling Shakes and I got. One fellow, named “Ryan” writes about Shakes’s trolling: I’m saying she had it coming due to …

Friday Open Thread: Now with 50% more readership!

While the Ponygirl is away, the readers will play. Until I manage to get my act together and write up a page post (in the vein of the “It’s Just a Game” and “It’s about choice” linkable pages) about basic feminism and, clearing up once more what this site is about, I thought this week’s …