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Music, Love And Pride

Music, Love And Pride

By now you’ll have heard about the Orlando shootings. You may have been reading about them all of today and yesterday. You may have been sitting in shocked silence in front of the news. You may have been trying to contact friends and family, or warning friends at Pride events to stay safe, or wondering what this means for you as an LGBTQ person, or mourning, helpless, from the other side of the world. But I’m not really going to…

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When Is A Book Not A Book? (TCWT)

When Is A Book Not A Book? (TCWT)

I missed my TCWT post this month. I also missed writing my monthly post as Iron Man for YAvengers, for the second month running — I’m really not on top of this whole schedule thing, because moving home for the holidays has totally thrown me off track. But I’m going to write my Teens Can Write Too! post now, because I love you like that. (I’m only … five days late. Okay. That’s quite a few days. My bad.) This…

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Let Me Be A Heroine

Let Me Be A Heroine

After Wednesday’s post, I got into a conversation in the comments about representation of LGBTQ characters in fiction, and whether there’s enough of it. From an entirely objective perspective: there isn’t. From a seriously subjective and emotional perspective: hell no, there isn’t. Now, just because I’ve come out doesn’t mean everything on this blog is going to be about LGBTQ issues. However, one of the main reasons I wrote that post was because I wanted to write this one and…

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Rage Against The Patriarchy

Rage Against The Patriarchy

I don’t know when it happened, but at some point in the last year I turned into one of Them. The angry feminists. The ones who see you being misogynistic on your blog in the dark depths on the internet and WILL call you out on it; the ones who contradict your assertion that the Bechdel test is worthless; the ones who sit there and fume about the patriarchy. It happened. I don’t know how. I mean, I do know:…

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Weeping For Humanity

Weeping For Humanity

Trigger warning: contains discussion of self harm. Sometimes I just get those days when I want to weep for humanity (and not just because of the redesigned WordPress homepage, which is incredibly hard to navigated and also … where did the option to put posts in ‘categories’ go? That was helpful. Bring it back). I’m referring to the #cutforbieber thing that was all over Twitter yesterday. While I didn’t witness it first-hand myself, I saw reference to it on Tumblr…

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The Tyranny Of Television

The Tyranny Of Television

When is too much, too much – and is there such a thing as not enough? My friends are often horrified by how little TV I watch (though they only have to put me down near Doctor Who to watch me clock the screen hours), but I don’t really see why some people are able to spend entire evenings on the sofa. Well, that’s not quite true. I’ll confess that I’ve had times when, after watching one programme, I’ve seen…

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