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Review: “Queer: A Graphic History” by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele, published in 2016. Right off the bat, I thought this book would be something different — a comic book of queer history. Rather, it is a history of queer theory, a much more academic thing, and it’s more a textbook-style introduction with comic-style illustrations rather than a graphic novel.…… Continue reading Review: “Queer: A Graphic History” by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele

History · Nonfiction · Queer

White Lesbians on Race: Lillian Smith vs. Mab Segrest

Over the summer, I read several sets of books around the theme of Gender and Sexuality in the South as a directed readings course. The first pair were both specifically about feminist and queer theory, discussed here. This second pair — Killers of the Dream by Lillian Smith (1949/revised 1961) and Memoirs of a Race Traitor by Mab Segrest…… Continue reading White Lesbians on Race: Lillian Smith vs. Mab Segrest

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

Tinker Bell Answers: Pixie Hollow Sociology

“does tinkerbell have something to do with green representation” I have no idea what green representation is, and Google has failed me. So… maybe? Maybe this refers to environmental themes or environmentalists? If so, you could probably find that in the movies. The whole design is very nature-y, the fairies all work with nature, etc.…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers: Pixie Hollow Sociology

Nonfiction · Queer

Review of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Jakobsen & Pellegrini

Read for the LGBT Challenge on Niji Feels. My other reading choices won’t be this academic, I promise! What we have here is a case of mistaken marketing. The title, Love the Sin, and the cover (which contains mild, painted nudity and is not shown) give the impression of an in-your-face anti-religious political book. I was…… Continue reading Review of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Jakobsen & Pellegrini

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

“Tinker Bell”: The State of Activism in Pixie Hollow

After Rose and Natacha started talking about how great the Tinker Bell movies were, I figured there must be something to them. Basically, the first movie was like a cross between A Bug’s Life and My Little Pony, two properties to which I’m deeply attached. I didn’t love it quite as much as those, but it’s…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell”: The State of Activism in Pixie Hollow