Category Archives: activism

Cat’s cradle: victim blaming & cosplay, my shame


You want an example of how deprogramming yourself of internalised sexism is an ongoing project? Last week I found myself grappling with how logical-reasonable this one type of victim blaming appeared to be. APPEARED to be. I knew that I … Continue reading

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Variety reminder


Hey Hey Dove Hey Know who’s got beautiful underarms ?* Me Deal with it. *Don’t click that link – it goes to a Dove Canada advert; it’s just “proof of reference”.

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Interviews!


Oh – two interviews I conducted recently for Women Write About Comics – with Laura Sneddon of ComicBookGrrrl and with Laura Jane Faulds, of Strawberry Fields Whatever. They are good reading because I got to talk to two great ladies. … Continue reading

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Free Pussy Riot


Old news? Yes. Current news? Yes. If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, I don’t know what might. Maria Alyokhina aged 24, Yekaterina Samutsevich aged 19, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova aged 22: up to seven years in prison for … Continue reading

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Non-crisis


It’s not in my nature to be weightless and I don’t want to pretend that it is. I want to reach for aesthetic approval and share beauty and magic but I don’t want to eliminate ugly context; it’s important to … Continue reading

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WWAC: Harassment


Women Write About Comics round four: Harassment in the blogosphere/nerdsville/&soon. And that’s how I feel.

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Sex Girls


There’s this great article on Spin about Lana Del Rey and the stroppiness that people were having about her (is that over now?) and the author says She’s telling the missing side of the story, revealing a new, true character … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Zinester Paul Jon Milne, of GUTS POWER!


Today – after letting it mature in my drafts folder FOREVER – I have an interview for you, friends. An interview with PAUL JON MILNE, artist-author of Super-Scottish Unemployed People of the Future Zine, GUTS POWER!! You’ll like him, I … Continue reading

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The National Trust produced a list of things to get done by the time one is eleven and three quarters, but I prefer to think of it as a list of things to do this summer. Play along! (The ticks … Continue reading

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A week-ish


I rode my bike on a proper “go to a place for a thing”, instead of a practise round-trip for the first time, last week. I’m watching my petrol consumption! I rode it to visit “the nicest man in the … Continue reading

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