Also potentially of interest to slacktivites: I've just booked my flights and will be spending 16 days in the USA next month. If anyone in the Philadelphia/NJ area wants to see me (but alas, not xCLP) in the flesh, now's the time to say the word.
Twilight: Pride and Prejudice
(Content Note: Marginalization, "Reverse Racism)
We know that Charlie is angry at Billy. And we know that anger is based in the fact that some Quileute people -- probably including Billy himself -- have refused to go to the hospital once the Cullens moved into the area. And we know that it is Charlie who is carrying all of the anger in this disagreement that has nearly resulted in complete estrangement; Billy by contrast is doing whatever he can (shy of tolerating the Cullens) to mend the rift in their relationship.
Narnia: Playing for the Patriarchy
(Content Note: Prejudice, Social Punishment, Bullying)
I didn't devote two entire scenes to explaining why giants and centaurs are acceptable to have as companions in public because they are Big and Manly and why bears and mice are not acceptable to have as companions in public because they are Small and Not Manly. I didn't spend over 600 words (the Marshal scene alone is 609 words) is on this Very Important Point in a chapter that is only 2,600 words long. But I can sit here and point out that this theme -- the theme that there is an approved way to look and act and a not-approved way to look and act, and that it is and should be the patriarchy that determines these things -- runs thick and fast through this chapter, and indeed through the entire series.
I also wrote a post that was an idea for an entire series of bad creature movies which prompted redsixwing to write:
YOU'RE a transgenic hyperintelligent regenerating impossible hybrid!
Finally I wrote: .hack//Sign: Bad Therapy(
Shorter than my usual .hack posts,
Mimiru is down, BT comes instead of Bear, I think it probably begins (just begins) to show why I tend to think of BT as a not nice person. Also, apparently “Rocks in your head” is an English language idom. Did not know that.
.hack//Sign: It's all ice cream and lollypops ... and dead people
Tuskasa is in Aura's domain wondering what will happen if he imbues her with his own color as he's been told to. DVL promises Tsukasa that a wondrous future awaits the three of them and then makes a very false claim as to her identity. I quote "Me and Bobby McGee" and talk about my intense dislike of "You should (already) know," statements.
Twilight: Cloudy With A Chance of Rape Culture
(Content Note: Rape Culture, Examples of Misogynistic Language)
Rape culture isn't just that I instinctively blame Bella for things that are not her fault. Rape culture is that Bella instinctively blames Bella for things that are not her fault.
Deconstruction: Your Inevitable Buffy Thread
(Content Note: Rape, Rape Culture, Gender Essentialism, Ableist Language)
These characters were written to cover up sexual assault, to erase it from history, because it made them uncomfortable. I get that; I understand it. But it probably makes Buffy and Willow uncomfortable too. And instead of giving them the tools to make it better according to their needs, the male characters were written such that they applied social pressure to convince the girls to erase history and smile and pretend it never happened whether that was beneficial to them or not.
Narnia: Nikabrikian Heresies
(Content Note: Nazis, Violence, Discussion of the terms "Anger" and "Hate" in the comments)
So we have the curious situation where Trufflehunter has repeatedly and aggressively verbally attacked Nikabrik, accused him of being an information leak, interrupted him, and really -- no pun intended -- badgered him to the point where he raises his voice. And in response to this, Prince Caspian draws his sword at council.
Things you can do
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