|Photo credit: Geeks of Color|
- Are you tired of white people trotting our black Nick Fury, or black Heimdall, or black insert-this-character-here, as a response when you point out the bullshit whitewashing that goes on constantly in Hollywood (hello Ghost in the Shell)? Well Geeks of Color has written a great post on the differences between whitewashing and racebending, and it's worth a word.
- For this week's feminist indie artist, we direct your attention to this New York Times interview of Diet Cig and her "peppy feminist pop-punk."
- Pretty Little Liars’ last season premieres this week. Over on Autostraddle, Heather Hogan takes a critical feminist look at the show and its development over time, posing one question for the final season: "Will an adult man be forced to take responsibility for literally anything?"
For today's musical hit, we have Diet Cig and "Tummy Ache"
Today's critical rolls: I've asked about racebending before, but it's worth revisiting. What kinds of characters/stories do you want to see racebent?
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