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

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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

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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

RooshV, feminism, and the new rules of romance

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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

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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

Harley Quinn’s abuse: Why telling the story matters

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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

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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

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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