A Tale of Two Trans Women: Marvel & DC

Trans characters in comics are still far and few between despite the growing visibility and awareness of transgender people in the world. Still today’s release of Batgirl #45 was a hallmark for having the first trans character getting married in comics. But this week was a great week in comics not just for that, but… »10/30/15 12:11pm10/30/15 12:11pm

A (non)Comprehensive Guide to the Waves of Feminism

A lot of folks throw about the term “waves” of feminism, which might make you think that the ideology is some kind of magnetic tide that only reaches shore a few times every thirty years. At least, I thought so. Like in The Last Unicorn, ladies only pop out of the ocean once in awhile to yell about things and then… »10/22/15 11:47pm10/22/15 11:47pm

Brag about your hometown in today's Cross Thread

Hello kinjaeers and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. This weeks video is ‘cause NYC is playing host to Pope Francis today, so now I’m curious. Anything going on in your neck of the world that’s interesting or exciting… »9/24/15 3:00pm9/24/15 3:00pm

NY Times Runs Disingenuous Article on Being Single

Tim Kreider is single, and in today’s New York Times, he’s begging us to think that his marital status isn’t his fault. For the most part, he does a good job of convincing us that “quirkyalone” doesn’t mean people like him are weird or commitmentphobes or any other romantically undesirable trait. He makes a decent… »9/20/15 8:43pm9/20/15 8:43pm

The Best Queens (and Princesses) in Gaming

In honour of my Queen, Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving monarch in the history of the British Empire (as of 10:30 AM) I decided to honour her in a way that doesn’t only involve singing at the top of my lungs God Save the Queen but a list of some of the best Queens (and Princesses) in Gaming. My criteria is… »9/10/15 9:25am9/10/15 9:25am