Write, Feminism, Gender

Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

Hey, Geeks. I’m glad you’re here. I know that I’ve been poking fun at other people’s creations over the last several weeks, but I want to take a break from that. Let’s dive into my favorite Geekdom: Writing. As some of you know, my debut novel came out a year ago this month. It has… Continue reading Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

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TV, Feminism, Gender, Uncategorized

Westworld S2E10: Heaven Can Wait

Where Season One of Westworld focused on the allegory of the maze and the inward journey toward consciousness, Season Two kept its eyes on the horizon, escalating toward a showdown at the mysterious Valley Beyond. Who made it? Who didn’t? And the biggest question of all... how long do we have to wait for Season… Continue reading Westworld S2E10: Heaven Can Wait

Watch, TV, Feminism, Gender

Westworld S2E8: A Flower Growing in the Darkness

Until now, Westworld has focused on the development of consciousness under the watchful eye of the hosts’ creators. We’ve seen the interactions between Dolores and Arnold where he takes a personal hand in guiding her toward self-discovery. Even the current uprising is hinted to be part of Ford’s “final narrative,” implying that the actions (or… Continue reading Westworld S2E8: A Flower Growing in the Darkness

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Westworld S2E7: Raising the Stakes

Westworld is gathering steam like a locomotive in the hands of an angry robot mob, barreling toward the climax of season two. “Les Ecorches” moves into the endgame, raising the stakes, establishing new rules, and finally paying off plotlines and character moments that have been building since the beginning. By now, we’ve learned to look… Continue reading Westworld S2E7: Raising the Stakes

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Westworld S2E2: Glitch in the Narrative

Spoilers for Season 2, Episode 2 Most shows have their share of lackluster setup episodes and it seems that Westworld is no exception. The second episode of season two isn't a major stumble, but it failed to leave the impactful impression that viewers have come to expect. Recovery is likely, but what's worrying is that… Continue reading Westworld S2E2: Glitch in the Narrative

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Westworld S2E1: The Revolution is Female

Westworld is back! It's time to delve back into all those questions of self and consciousness and meeting your maker, to unravel the mysteries of the Delos corporation, and of course, to get our weekly dose of sex and violence. With the premiere of the second season, what's exciting me most, though, is that this… Continue reading Westworld S2E1: The Revolution is Female

Game Culture, Gamers, Feminism, Play, Gender, Video Games, Harassment

Game On, Girls

Hey, geeks. What’s happening? Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite pastimes and how that’s changed — and how people’s perception of me has changed even when the pastime itself did not. Let’s talk video games. I’ve been playing video games since I was old enough to hold a controller. I distinctly… Continue reading Game On, Girls

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Play, Gender, Role Playing Games, Video Games

The Sims 4 Updates to Allow for More Diverse Gender Expression

Last year, I wrote about gender expression in the Sims and how amazing it would be if the game introduced the concept of a gender spectrum, rather than a gender binary.... A recent Sims 4 update revealed something that I never thought would actually come about. “For the first time, you'll be able to customize… Continue reading The Sims 4 Updates to Allow for More Diverse Gender Expression

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Feminism, Gender

Let’s Talk About Tentative Speech

I have a three-hour commute, and in all that reading time, I’ve come across a few articles in the past couple of months about women and tentative speech. Tentative, or indirect, speech, as I've come to understand it, is speech that seeks to not offend or take a firm stance.  For example, beginning a comment… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Tentative Speech