Twilight: In Which I Have Questions
If you’ve been disappointed by the lack of examples of every single girl in Forks being creepy, abusive, and territorial in their behavior so far, today is your lucky day! Because this is the chapter in which every single girl in Forks is portrayed as a terrible human being!
Author Interview: Slactivite Yami on "Wolfbound"
Did you know that one of our Slacktivites has self-published a novel? Because OMG Slacktivite Yami has self-published a novel! *excited*
I only managed one TPD deconstruction post, and unfortunately it's kind of a boring bit.
I did, however, put up an interview on Ana's blog and a bit of steampunk costume design.
Also, as a sort-of follow-up to my gentrification post, some friends of mine are involved in an interesting project in North Philly called Kensington Renewal that will rehab houses and help renters in the neighborhood purchase them.
Also, since we have some bronies in the house... my fiancee, annoyed at the fact that drawings of the My Little Pony characters as humans almost always depict them as white and very traditionally feminine, has started on a series of drawings of the characters as superheroes of color. If anyone is interested, the three she has done finished so far are: Its a bird? Its a plane? Its RAINBOW DASH!, Rainbow Dash's sidekick KID SCOOTALOO and Sorceress Supreme Twilight Sparkle.
Twilight: In Which We Leave Chapter 5
I do not think we're supposed to want Bella to turn and walk back to class because she's suddenly realized that no matter how pretty Edward is, he is dangerous and violent and frightening. I do not think we're supposed to want Bella to vocalize in her narrative that she's uncomfortable getting in a car with someone who thinks nothing of handling her the way Edward did just now. So why do I think all these things?
Narnia: The Arthurian Court
Peter is saying that they have literally never done something halfway. They've never gotten halfway through a war or a building project or a quest or anything and reconsidered things or discovered new information that made them change their mind. They are the most dangerous of zealots: ones who will never, ever consider doing things another way.
In case you missed this
Things you can do
I'm asking you folks, because you seem to have knowledge of these things-- do you have any links to help people who have internalized the victim-blaming of rape culture?
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1. In Germany, Alex, an 11-year-old girl may be forceably comitted to a mental-health institution and forced to live as a boy. Alex says that she has identified as female for as long as she can remember.
2. There's a petition asking the press to stop using transphobic terms.
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