Let’s Get Real About Porn
Books / Culture / Feminism / Internet / Sex

Let’s Get Real About Porn

It’s really uncool to critique porn, even in feminist circles. You’re seen as anti-sex, prudish, and keen on policing others’ sex lives. But, porn is not an authentic manifestation of sexuality; it’s a multi billion-dollar industry. The bottom line is not sexual liberation, it’s profit. Feminists tend to shy away from critically analyzing porn because … Continue reading

How’s that Ender’s Game Boycott Going?
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How’s that Ender’s Game Boycott Going?

This past summer, a movement was started to boycott the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s middle-school-reading-list classic, Ender’s Game. You probably know the reason by now: Orson Scott Card is a big, dumb, homophobic, racist idiot. “[t]he dark secret of homosexual society — the one that dares not speak its name — is how … Continue reading

Media and Social Justice 101: How to Create Responsibly
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Media and Social Justice 101: How to Create Responsibly

This is Part 2 of the three-part series. This post should really just be called “How to make your media not suck.” People look at social justice constraints as an obstacle because they’re afraid of getting in trouble and offending people. They’re afraid they’re going to say yes to too many angry fans and their … Continue reading

Media and Social Justice 101: How to Consume Responsibly
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Media and Social Justice 101: How to Consume Responsibly

This is a three-part series. There are already several good posts on this outside of Be Young & Shut Up. Most of them have to do with people contending with enjoying problematic media. That conversation comes up whenever a beloved piece of media comes under fire. However, I’ve yet to see a post that addresses … Continue reading