• Harlequin Violet & Harlequin Pink: Manga Romance Fusion!

    Harlequin Violet & Harlequin Pink: Manga Romance Fusion!0

    Harlequin Ginger Blossom, published in English by Dark Horse, are successful Harlequin novels adapted for the Japanese comics market. Every volume says “written by [American Name]” and “art by [Japanese Name]” on its cover, which doesn’t seem entirely fair; adapting prose to a sequential graphic narrative is a job in itself and it goes uncredited thanks

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  • Oscars Welcomes Abusers Gibson and Affleck

    Oscars Welcomes Abusers Gibson and Affleck2

    Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, racism and antisemitism. In July 2010, two women filed a $2m lawsuit against actor Casey Affleck, alleging repeated instances of sexual harassment from Affleck as they worked together on his directorial debut. The allegations included accusations of verbal abuse and physical intimidation, including one instance where a plaintiff

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  • Presence, Power, and Patriarchy: A Review of The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

    Presence, Power, and Patriarchy: A Review of The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley0

    • June 2, 2016

    The Geek Feminist Revolution Kameron Hurley Tor Paperback May 31, 2016 There’s a seductive quality to belonging to a group, identifying as a member of a particular set of people, calling them home. We see it in how quickly people identify as a geek or a nerd, a gamer or bookworm, and how intensely we

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  • A Texas Broad Reads Preacher in 2016

    A Texas Broad Reads Preacher in 20165

    This past March and April, I read Preacher for the first time, which feels like comics sacrilege in 2016. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s seminal late 90s creation about a man from East Texas who is burdened with glorious purpose—or, more accurately, the spawn of an angel and a demon—is held up alongside The Watchmen

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  • Kesha vs Dr. Luke

    Kesha vs Dr. Luke5

    Content warning: this article discusses rape and abuse. The Kesha case against Dr. Luke now has it’s own Wikipedia page, which means that this shitshow of humans failing to be decent is officially ingrained in the collective unconscious. This lawsuit is unprecedented in a lot of ways, but legal disputes between musicians and their record labels

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  • When Romance Comics Hated Women

    When Romance Comics Hated Women3

    When I was a teenager and first reading poetry, I inherited (basically stole) my mum’s copy of The Penguin Book of Love Poetry. It’s from the 1970s, has her name written in the front in blue pen, and the cover focuses on a detail from Bronzino’s Allegory with Venus and Cupid. Here’s a photo of

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