How meeting the Goddess made me an atheist


People often ask me to talk about my history, and my journey to atheism. As many know, I grew up religious. Not just religious. I grew up fundamentalist Christian. I also used to be extremely conservative and right-wing. Now I’m a bleeding heart liberal secular humanist and feminist. It’s quite a transition, and, honestly, there’s … Read more

I may not own Harley, but I believe I understand her better than someone who thinks she’s just another Poison Ivy


Harley Quinn is one of my all-time favourite characters. Ever since I was a little girl, she’s had a special place in my heart. So I’m sure you’d imagine I’m excited about her part in the upcoming “Suicide Squad” movie. I’m not. I really don’t want to be “that guy” who hated Heath Ledger’s Joker … Read more

RIP Discordkitty, or how I very nearly completed the #WoWIronman challenge and what eventually killed me


I first heard about the World of Warcraft Ironman challenge back in Cataclysm, and have always kinda wanted to try it ever since. The challenge is to basically: Reach max level without dying. No spec. No talents. No glyphs. No gear better than junk or common quality. No dungeons. No grouping up. No XP buffs. No … Read more

W24 – Racism and abuse: how Milo Yiannopoulos finally got banned for attacking Leslie Jones


Professional harasser Milo Yiannopoulos has finally been made to face some consequences for his actions.   At long last, Breitbart writer and professional harasser Milo Yiannopoulos has been permanently banned from Twitter, following yet another one of his organised hate campaigns, this time against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones. Read my article about this over at … Read more

RooshV, feminism, and the new rules of romance


This is a post about how feminism changed romance, and one man confused and embittered by the new rules. RooshV. It’s a name you might have heard. RooshV (real name: Daryush Valizadeh) is an infamous anti-feminist, “Pick-Up Artist”(PUA), and self-admitted rapist who’s known mostly for his extremist misogynistic views, views he expresses loudly and often both on … Read more

Nicole Arbour and people who say things we don’t like


A couple of days ago, I watched a YouTube video called “Dear Fat People”. It’s supposed to be “What we’ve all wanted to say to fat people” and it’s roughly about six minutes of Nicole Arbour, a pretty, thin, charismatic blonde woman attacking and fat shaming people who already have enough awfulness to deal with … Read more

#GamerGate: It’s about using harassment to push a political agenda


Note: This post is focused on the origins of #GamerGate. It’s part 1, because if I manage to find the emotional energy, I may write more. Lately, I’ve noticed a trend towards saying #GamerGate started out with basically good intentions but it somehow lost its way. No. From its origins in the infamous August that … Read more

Harley Quinn’s abuse: Why telling the story matters


In case you haven’t heard, they’re doing a movie about Harley Quinn and the Joker. OK, well it’s about Harley and Joker and a few other supervillains. The movie is called ‘Suicide Squad’ and it’s due to be released in 2016. Well, some on set photos and videos have leaked, including a scene where we … Read more

Meet Kiva Bay, the “Social Justice Cartoonist” behind the ‘Feminist Deck’ project


I first discovered Kiva Bay when, in the middle of a barrage of harassment that I was receiving on Twitter due to a collection of anti-feminist misogynist trolls deciding that I was their target of the week, she sent me a sketch of myself. @DiscordianKitty, I'm so sorry you're being harassed. I can't do much, … Read more

Here’s my problem with Dove’s new “Choose Beautiful” ad campaign


Dove has done it again. And by “it” I mean they have created yet another patronizing ad campaign that plays on women’s insecurities and reinforces damaging myths that are ultimately harmful and disrespectful to women, all under the banner of “being progressive”. The newest Dove ad campaign shows women making a choice about which door … Read more