This is in part prompted by a friend’s listing of SF/F featuring siblings and the attendant potential for ick. I tried to think of siblings done well in SF/F where… 1. Both sibs are alive and kickin’. Unfortunately, this means Jo Walton’s Among Others, featuring twins Morganna and Morwenna, does not count, because one of these two is dead before novel’s start, and so the focus is […]
Ughhhhhhhhhhhh. How icky is this commercial? It’s like… a great big ball of rape culture, objectification, queer erasure, and victim blaming in one 30 second vomitous stream of visuals.
Brilliant video lampooning gender policing, and highlighting that watermelon is great. <3 <3 <3 Who DOESN’T love watermelon? Even cats eat it. YAY WATERMELON.
This first link may not be safe for work. For those of you who dare: BEHOLD! LESBIANS REACT TO LESBIAN PORN! Total honesty: I thought this next vid was going to be a “Single Ladies” parody. This critique of the corporatization of LGBTQQA movements and marketing towards homonormative citizens is less musical, but more politically on point.
After Earth stands out brilliantly in a crowd of ho-hum summer blockbusters. Its nuanced portrayal of military family dynamics as well as its complicating of the homefront through its centering of the whole military family deftly raises the emotional stakes of the film’s action sequences. Plus, Kitai’s mom and sister are better developed and more emotionally nuanced characters than this present version of Uhura and Dr. […]
Seriously… this is so funny I am CRYING. Here’s another cute kid… this time from a commercial. Interestingly, people are so, uh, RACIST, that Cheerios closed comments on this series of commercials, since it features an interracial couple/family. Hooray for Cheerios! I’m normally a Snap/Crackle/POP! girl, but I’m now publicly declaring my new found allegiance to Cheerios — the heart-healthy cereal beloved by modern families […]
Mo’Nique KICKED ASS at this award ceremony. Presenting: Ethiopia’s first girl band!