The Well Written Female Characters of Gotham

If you haven’t watched Fox TV’s Gotham yet stop reading this post and read my spoiler-free introduction -unless you are one of those people who likes to know what will happen at the end of a series before you even start watching it. ***SPOILERS AHEAD*** As with many things, Gotham has its fans and its haters. Most of… Read More

The 3rd, 4th and 5th Gender

Hugo-award winner* Kameron Hurley’s new book The Mirror Empire came out in September, so in the modern author fashion, she did a virtual author tour by guest blogging on many different sites. In one of her posts, “Beyond He-Man and She-Ra,” Hurley talks about the five genders in The Mirror Empire and how she developed them… Read More

Sliding Across Genders: STEM, Femme and Feminism

I vividly remember walking home one day with my partner during the time leading up to my leaving for graduate school. She told me that she wouldn’t be making the move with me. I remember the exact spot she said this, and the exact thought that went through my head next, “I’m going to end… Read More

With the Rich and Famous Always a Little Patience

The third daughter of the house, Lady Sybil, is a forthright feminist. Supporting women’s rights, she gets involved with her father’s chauffeur, an Irish catholic rebel. For the first season and a half, Lady Sybil is the voice of women in the new century. She wears a *gasp* pantsuit, lobbies for women to get the vote, and chivvies her family to accept her husband who is far outside their class. Read More

A love story with “Analogue: A Hate Story”

Analogue: A Hate Story is a thoughtful and unique visual novel style game. It tells the story of an extinct empire, including murder, love, transhumanism, LGBTQ issues, feudal politics, loneliness and a girl surviving in a strongly enforced misogynistic society. Created by Christine Love, this Joseon Dynasty-inspired story is in my top list of beautiful games… Read More

Sliding Across Genders, Waxing on Feminism

I remember standing in a line and noticing a guy in front of me had a pornographic image of a woman for the wallpaper on his cellphone. I don’t recall if my eyes rolled as I thought, “I can’t believe he likes that wallpaper.” Even though an eye roll would have married up nicely to the tone in my… Read More