Musing

A Feminist Rant About Dog Humping

As you may or may not know, my day job is at a doggie daycare, where I spend a lot of time hanging out with dogs, observing their behavior and relationships. I also spend a lot of time being mildly bored while hanging out with said dogs, which always gets me thinking. Here's some (possibly… Continue reading A Feminist Rant About Dog Humping

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Characters, Gender, Personal Story, Rant

Sexy Costumes in the Real World

I have this friend, Mel, who is one of the most absurdly talented people I know. Her talents extend in many directions, but one of the most impressive branches of her creativity is her costuming. Seriously, the girl is like a cosplay ninja--she does things with wearable electronics that border on witchcraft. Here is a… Continue reading Sexy Costumes in the Real World

Rant, Writing

Reversing the Damsel in Distress Trope

If you spend any amount of time in either feminist or gamer circles online, chances are you know about Anita Sarkeesian. If not, you should absolutely check out her web series Feminist Frequency, because what she lacks in delivery (seriously, Anita, I love you, but learn to inflect) she makes up for in detailed research and thought-provoking… Continue reading Reversing the Damsel in Distress Trope

Gender, Television

Why Everyone Should Watch Sailor Moon

SURPRISE BONUS POST DUE TO PACT DEFAULT! Don't you love the blog pact?* Greetings! Today is nostalgia day. It is nostalgia day because I have seen no less than four Sailor Moon-related movies/TV episodes in the last week, and I just have a lot of feelings about Sailor Moon, okay. It's great. Let me tell… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Watch Sailor Moon

Art, Books, Characters, Gender, Writing

Female vs. Male Narratives in Cloud Atlas

If you haven't read/seen Cloud Atlas, you've probably at least heard of it (but beware the SPOILERS). I wrote a review of the movie about 9 months ago, when it first came out (it's kind of a disaster, especially in the make-up department), and recently finished reading the book, which is far better than the film (though… Continue reading Female vs. Male Narratives in Cloud Atlas