Brain Food – Episode 71

In this episode, I review Esther Frisner’s Chicks in Chainmail feminist minded, fantasy fiction.

Sadly, like a lot of media from the 90s, it does not hold up well to the test of time, especially with its rather narrow application of feminism that, through omission, does not include any other kind of woman who is not white, and so very little who aren’t straight and cisgender.

What I found the most frustrating about the anthology as a whole is that, somehow, there are almost no stories where a woman is single and happy. She almost always has, finds, or has had been in a relationship.

The music for the ending theme came from the No Copyright Music youtube channel, and you can listen to it here.

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Solidarity Is For Straight White People Only

Hello everyone, it’s another video, this time going into the bad writing surrounding Nicole Beharie leaving Sleepy Hollow as well as the death of Lexa in The 100.

I would also highly recommend people read this article by Head Over Feels, which goes further into depth about Nicole leaving Sleepy Hollow, and the death of her character, Abbie Mills.

“What is there for me in a world without you?” The sad implosion of Sleepy Hollow.

There’s also this article by Nichole Perkins as to why Sleepy Hollow lost the good faith from fans.

Why Sleepy Hollow Just Lost Any Faith its Fans had in it.

And this tumblr post as to the situation with Arden Cho will shed more light on her situation.

Overall, it feels like a bad time for diversity in television as of late, and I don’t think it’s going to change until all levels of production have a level of diversity where straight, white people are in the minority.

Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 5

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another installment of BrainFod At The Movies, wherein I gush and talk about Del Toro’s latest movie, a gigantic love letter and homage to everything I loved as a child, Pacific Rim!

I also discuss how white feminists have been coming out to dismiss, critique, and put down the character of Mako Mori, and how it comes off as nothing more than the problem of Mako Mori NOT being white.

Fucking hell, WHY do they need some woman of colour to step on to make themselves feel better?