Why infantilizing characters is super creepy and weird

CW: Mentions of abuse, power imbalances, implied grooming, age difference, unhealthy relationships, BDSM, and kinks. Spoilers for “Lore Olympus”, “Life is Strange”, “Lucifer”, and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. Trying out a new more “article-esque” format for the sake of style and simplicity. In the wild world of fiction, there are certain tropes that seem to pop […]

David Rose and traditional masculinity in fiction

The word “masculine” has kind of gone through a transition in fiction—and in real life, but that’s another topic altogether—because the definition has never really been completely static. We all—or a lot of us anyway—still love the Indiana Jones movies, even if most of us realize how problematic—and also downright fucking creepy—those movies are by […]

So female sexuality in media is a complex topic for some reason. Also kind of a rant about “Fifty Shades of Grey”

CW: NSFW. Mentions of (non-specific) abuse. Misogyny. Ever heard of the Madonna-Whore complex? If you have, congratulations. That’s literally all you need to know about how our steadily-shifting society views women, particularly women as sexual beings. If you’re fortunate enough to have never heard of it, here’s a basic definition: it’s the idea that if […]

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