Author Archives: verdantsamuel

The Techniques of Erasure

Originally posted on Stitch's Media Mix:
This is part one of a hybrid essay-rant series focusing on fandom (the collective community) and its intense race/racism problems. If you’re new to my blog and to this project, start here with…

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Changing the Media

Originally posted on Sarah Kendzior:
Yesterday I did an “Ask Me Anything” with the site Wiselike and got a lot of interesting questions. One of them, on problems with the US media, was widely circulated yesterday but requires a log-in…

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Welcome!

Originally posted on Dancing With Our Hands:
In 2014, I wrote quite a bit. Nothing too professional, just snippets here and there, mostly on my Tumblr and my other WordPress, about my life, my opinions on academia, and rantings about…

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Gender, Orphan Black & The Meta Of Meta

Originally posted on shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows:
Recently, my husband and I burned through S1 of Orphan Black, which, as promised by virtually the entire internet, was awesome. But in all the praise I’d seen for it, a line from one review…

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The Sexualization of Willow Smith

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
We need to talk for a hot second about the sexualization of young girls. Specifically, we need to talk about the sexualization of Willow Smith by the media. In case you’ve somehow missed the whole hullaballoo,…

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Growing Octavia’s Brood: The Science Fiction Social Justice Created

Originally posted on thenerdsofcolor:
During an interview in the 1980s, Black female science fiction writer Octavia Butler was asked her how it felt to be THE Black female science fiction writer. And Octavia replied she never wanted that title. She…

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Tired of Talking To Men

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I am tired of talking about feminism to men. I know that I’m not supposed to say this. I know that as a good little third-wave feminist I’m supposed to sweetly explain to you…

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