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“Why We Love to Hate Popular Chicks on TV,” by lucyrne

So I’ve been thinking too hard about Chloe Bourgeois from ‘Miraculous Ladybug,’ and I had to write out why she and her fellow queen bees were so interesting to me. … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

“My Reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road and the Utter Perfection that is Imperator Furiosa,” by nospockdasgay

Curator’s Note:  The second of two posts this week on Mad Max: Fury Road is a personal piece on disability, representation, and identification. This post also ran on The Mary Sue on … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Fandom and Ew, Girls,” by Jessica Sowards

Today I want to talk a little bit about fandom because it is often held up as being gross in some fashion and I think, at its base, there is … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

“This is Why I Treat Fandom Like It’s Important (Because It Is),” by saathi1013

So many movements in art/literary history are defined solely by a small group of friends (usually male, let us not forget, and often white and wealthy) fucking off to the … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Slash Wife Syndrome,” by madlori

Because of the fic I’m currently writing, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about women in slash fics, more specifically, wives in slash fics.  As in, a female … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

“How Fanfiction Makes Us Poor,” by cupids bow

“How fanfiction makes us poor” is a provocative title, isn’t it? You might well be feeling a knee-jerk frisson of anger in response, which is pretty much the effect I … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

“Establishment Culture, or Why Supernatural is Just as ‘Good’ a Show as Mad Men,” by fangirlingthebook

Curator’s Note: This is the second of three meta in a series that explores the relationship of female fans to (generally) male-produced media. In this piece, fangirlingthebook considers the kinds of television … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Visual Pleasure and Narrative Sherlock,” by professorfangirl

Curator’s Note: We conclude this series of meta centered on Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” with professorfangirl’s visual analysis of the relationship and power dynamics between Sherlock … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Hannibal Lecter and the Subversion of the Male Gaze,” by tenebrica

Curator’s Note: We continue our three-post series of meta organized around Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” with tenebrica’s look at how Mulvey’s notion of the cinematic ‘gaze’ … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

“How to Character Design for the Womens,” by shattered-earth

Curator’s Note: This is another example of gif set meta from Tumblr, this time making use of a common means of demonstrating drawing techniques to aspiring fan artists in order … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment