It couldn’t come as any surprise to readers of this blog, that its contributors want more cool stories about women. Which brings me to Agents of SHIELD.
Since Trump’s victory in the Presidential election, I’ve been seeing article after article, and post after post, and comment after comment on how we shouldn’t regard those who voted for him as racist, or sexist, or homophobic, or xenophobic, or anti-Muslim, or antisemitic, or any of the other prejudices that were on full display during
Remember that Hobby Lobby ruling, and how one of the problems listed in the dissent was how widely its precedent could allow “sincere religious belief” to be deployed as an unwarranted shield? And remember how there was a widespread no, no it just affects this one case. (That one was already false long before this
So during the Q&A part of Orphan Black’s Comic-Con panel, a girl called Taylor stood up and demonstrated in epic fashion why it really matters whether characters of marginalised identities are represented and humanised: Both transcript and video (Taylor’s bit starts at about 1 minute 50). I was going to try and say something to
To reiterate the summary in my previous post: Orphan Black is the story of a group of women – all played by Tatiana Maslany in truly astonishing feat of acting – who discover they’re the subjects of an experiment in human cloning. It’s the story of their search for their origins, their developing relationships with