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In Defence of Giant Ravenous Mutant Super Rats

Prior to this morning I had no idea that the United Kingdom was facing an invasion. We’ve had our fair share of them, Celts, Angles, Saxons, Vikings, himalayan balsam, minks, the list goes on really. However, this invasion is apparently from within our shores, by beefed-up super mutant rats. That …

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The Conquest of Women in Sitcoms

There’s a disturbing common thread in television which stems from a predatory attitude society should have gotten over years ago. Yes, that sentence could apply to a great many things, particularly when we’re talking about the way the media portrays women, but the American sitcom has a bulging vein running …

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Thanks For Proving Our Point

In light of the recent DDoS attack, I’d like to say something, something that’s always on my mind when feminists are targeted like this. Guys, whoever you are trying to take down these sites, including this one, you’re proving our point. This goes far beyond DDoS. Every time you threaten …

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Don’t Panic: Quick Writing Tips for When the Essay Strikes Back

Well, the Christmas break is over for the majority of us and for teens that means back to school, back to college, or back to work if you’re one of those lucky people who has money to spend. While Christmas was great, I’m sure it isn’t just me who is …

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Breaking The Fourth Wall: Pokéballs

Hello, and welcome to breaking the fourth wall, a new series where I take popular science fiction ideas and explore the different ways they could possibly work. This series will involve heavy speculation and fan theory, and is mostly just a fun exercise. I do not think that pokéballs could …

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The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: You’re Not Healthy Enough, AKA The Mike Adams

‘Alternatives’ to the germ theory of disease have been known from time to time to blame the victims of disease, and though the inventors and backers of these dubious theories may believe that they’re fighting for some kind of hidden truth, the reality is that their explanations are both patronising …

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Critical Fandom: Speaking Out

It’s important to have your voice heard, and, yes, we’ve gone over this, but it can do a whole world of good, no matter how vitriolic the loud minority may be. There are circumstances in which real change can be made, and though we’ve seen an unfortunate lack of movement …

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Critical Fandom: Helpless and Slutty

The archetypical stereotypes of women in fiction are everywhere, whether it’s a helpless woman being put into a situation where only a man can save her, eg. most fairy tales, and Super Mario to pick one modern day example, or the parade of other less than savoury characterisations of around …

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