Other Stuff · Queer

Feminist Friday: Feminism is a Queer Issue

We’ve been doing these Feminist Friday discussions for a while now. I’ve noticed commenters, on our posts and on feminist articles in general, often disagree with the need for feminism because they don’t want to single out one issue, they prefer to focus on “equality for everyone.” Sometimes this is just a dismissing tactic, other times…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: Feminism is a Queer Issue

Queer · TV & Movies

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: #queerpop or not?

While awaiting Ant-Man last Saturday, I became very confused when presented with this Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer, because I couldn’t figure out what it was. There’s superhuman strength, is it a superhero movie? Wait, I guess it’s a spy movie… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kMAYU5lII4 I don’t usually pick up subtext, and eye contact means nothing to me. But my first reaction is…… Continue reading The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: #queerpop or not?

Other Stuff · Queer

#queerpop open thread

We’ve had two months of #queerpop posts now, and I think it’s going well! Combine the two-month-iversary with the fact that I just never got around to writing a post for this week, and we have the perfect opportunity for open discussion! Questions: What’s your impression of queer issues + pop culture at the moment? Who’s…… Continue reading #queerpop open thread

Queer · TV & Movies

#queerpop: Do You Wanna Buy This Yogurt?

Chobani is the latest company to make waves with a queer-themed advertisement, following after controversies like the rainbow-Oreo ad or the pictures of happy same-sex couples in the JC Penney catalog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Z5pAZe0E8&spfreload=10 The ad in question shows two hot women in bed, one of them eating yogurt and one sleeping. I admit, I didn’t know…… Continue reading #queerpop: Do You Wanna Buy This Yogurt?

Queer · Writing

#queerpop: What Marriage Equality Means for Pop Culture

The celebrations were long, enthusiastic, and well-deserved after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality mandatory. This was the defining legal battle for queer rights in the US, and it’s done! Of course, even though it was the battle, it’s not the only battle. This doesn’t affect hate crimes legislation or employment discrimination, for instance……… Continue reading #queerpop: What Marriage Equality Means for Pop Culture

Comics · Queer

Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #10”

If you’re new to my Loki: Agent of Asgard reviews, I do them in the form of live reactions, paying particular attention to how Loki’s genderfluidity/assumed pansexuality is portrayed. I’m behind and trying to catch up. ____ In keeping with tradition: Yaay, Verity’s back! And it looks like she and Loki may be able to patch…… Continue reading Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #10”

Other Stuff · Queer

#queerpop music review: The Original High by Adam Lambert

I’m an Adam Lambert junkie. I’ve heard everything, I’ve seen everything. He’s one of the VERY few artists I actually follow and buy from every time he releases new music. His latest album, The Original High, came out last week! In preparation for this review I listened to The Original High twice, relistened to his other albums…… Continue reading #queerpop music review: The Original High by Adam Lambert

Adult Fiction · Queer · Sci-Fi

#queerpop review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Last week, I shared the Non-Binary Book Club’s discussion of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This is a followup post with my own thoughts now that I’ve finished the book. Fair warning, this “review” is pretty much all about me. This book was difficult and challenging and very much worth all the time and effort…… Continue reading #queerpop review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Comics · Queer

Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #9”

If you’re new to my Loki: Agent of Asgard reviews, I do them in the form of live reactions, paying particular attention to how Loki’s genderfluidity/assumed pansexuality is portrayed. I’m behind and trying to catch up, currently mid-way through the Axis tie-in comics! As a reminder, in Axis, heroes are villains and villains are heroes. ____ Sigurd’s robbing a bank and…… Continue reading Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #9”

Adult Fiction · Queer · Sci-Fi

Non-Binary Book Club and #queerpop Unite: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Have you checked out The Lobster Dance? It’s an awesome blog about Japan and gender, both separately and together. It is also the host of the new super-exciting Non-Binary Book Club, all about books featuring non-binary characters! After consulting with LM, the blog’s proprietor, we’ve decided to repost their first discussion here in its entirety.…… Continue reading Non-Binary Book Club and #queerpop Unite: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie