Take a DETOUR to Tolerance

I wrote a piece about empowerment through cosplay, but I never really dove into my personal experiences at conventions. It has been five years and counting that I have attended cons, yet I felt my previous piece was missing an important aspect: conventions are fantastically tolerant places. It’s not just the bronies or the “free… Read More

So what is this “Orphan Black” show everyone is talking about?

Season 3 of the critically-acclaimed, certifiably bad ass BBC television show Orphan Black premiers on BBC America today. If you’ve watched the show already, prepare to have all your feelings validated by this post. If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare to block off an afternoon to get up to speed. I ended up watching season 1 of Orphan Black last… Read More

Need a Cure for the Feminist Blues? We Prescribe HerStoryArc

How many times have you scrolled through your Facebook feed, Twitter account, and news websites only to find yourself depressed afterwards? Once you’ve embraced feminist thought and theory it becomes difficult to stop thinking about all the issues, especially in the face of sexual assault statistics, domestic violence, public shaming of victims, and poor representation… 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