SIGNAL BOOST: Expanded Horizon’s fundraising drive — help support antioppression speculative fiction. Seriously, please donate and signal boost if you can. Their Nov issued featured the awesome Maria (ahem!) and the fantastic Craig Gidney, and their Dec issue features Nisi Shawl. Dash of Expanded Horizons is one of the nicest editors I’ve worked with, and is also the drive behind Critical Psi Theory, which is itself a fascinating blog. By supporting Expanded Horizons, you’re providing more publication opportunities to fantastic writers, and helping the editors engaged in this mission make this their major gig.
SIGNAL BOOST: More on “Rape is rape.”
SIGNAL BOOST: This story calendar would be a great friend for a Nanowrimo buddy.
New FiM fanart
Cliches that can go away
More Eltahawy’s assault
From SunlessNick: Anyone feeling a flashback coming on?
Cracked.com has an article called “5 Old Timey Prejudices That Still
Show Up in Every Movie“. It’s a good 101-level introduction to the
glaring marginalization in film we discuss on the site. The comments
section is full of bullshit apologism like “WHAT ABOUT THE LAST KING
OF SCOTTLAND OR HOTEL RWANDA DERP-DE-DOO!”
No food stamps for fatties.
More on standardized testing.
Just a warning, it’s graphics heavy. It ran quite sluggishly on my
It is a survey you can fill to find out how complicit you are in
A Prop 8 victory!
Conservative women’s groups keep it classy.
THAT RAIN WATER ISN’T FREE.
:side eyes coal plant:
Congrats to Michael Zone!
A review of Pariah
A review of Vampire Diaries
A review of the new Marilyn bioflick. Gotta say — I saw this in theaters maybe two weeks ago, and while it was interesting, it would have been MORE interesting if the film had grappled with Marilyn as a leftist, as a self educated woman, and as someone grappling with a serious mental illness. It really played up the whole tragic-blonde story and while I loved it, it didn’t, to me, break new ground.
A review of Young Adult
A really cool anti-rape campaign.
THIS is the party that cares about workers.