Why We Must Share The Things We Love

Not long ago, I saw a post questioning why people feel the need to share with others their pornographic preferences. While there’s certainly something to be said about keeping sexual preferences private simply due to their nature, there are many people in the anime fandom who are quite open about the kinds of fanservice, character […]

What Gamers Can Teach the Moe Fandom

GamerGate is seven months old. It’s been seven months since gamers have revolted against the gaming press, who have been vilifying “gaming culture” for years, insisting that “gamers” are sexist, misogynist, racist, cis-het white men who are afraid of sexual, racial, and gender minorities in the gaming industry. For three months, gamers have fought tooth […]

How To End a Conversation

Many will stand up and proclaim that declaring a work of art sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. is a valid criticism of the work, and they’re correct. Barely. These are criticisms that, though appearing insightful and reasoned on the surface, have more to do with the critic’s personal inclinations, preferences, and sensibilities than with the […]