An intentional complication There are 4 major areas to consider regarding the current situation in Spain, where the region of Catalonia recently held a referendum on a declaration of independence: the economic reasons for Spain's insistence on retaining Catalonia, the questions arising from a newly independent Catalonia with regards to the European Union, with an… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Catalonia
Daesh relies on the mythological power of its grip on populations beyond its reach and apparent capacity to enact violence outside of rationality and beyond previously imaginable scope. But we can rob them of that power.
Let's start a conversation with the Bechdel Test. Now I might be beating a dead horse here, but I've recently realized that knowledge of the Bechdel Test is not as widespread as I thought it was. I'll drop it into conversation and people will suddenly look confused and I'll have to backtrack and explain what… Continue reading Starting with the Bechdel Test
I look at what's happened, and still happening in Ferguson, the attention we're currently paying to the senseless, needless deaths of young black people in this country, but I think also of the tallying every year of the deaths of trans* folks, the numbers of deaths and violations for native, black, and latina women, I… Continue reading Lessons from the X-Men
"You want to contribute to their brand. You like the work you're doing, you believe it is worthy of your time and effort, and you wish to support it with your labor. [... I]t can very easily feel as if you are simply handing over the fruits of your labor and maintaining little-to-no ownership of them, thus undermining your own brand by giving your work away."