. . . as a feminist who's an old-school gamer enough that I grew up playing the text-only Infocom games (Leather Goddesses of Phobos was ridiculously difficult), I'd like to tell you that you are very ignorant. Are you totally ignorant of the fact that women are also gamers because you're too stupid to learn new… » 10/22/14 5:55pm 23 minutes ago

There's not really such a thing as Feminism, capital F intended. There are feminisms, plural, that loosely share the value that women are important, valuable, and deserving of rights and freedoms. That then manifests in different ways and beliefs. It's much how there isn't really a Christianity, just… » 10/22/14 10:52am Today 10:52am

Remember that it generally takes a year or more for a rape case to make its way through a proper court. In the meanwhile, the university has to have some sort of mechanism that will help them figure out how to handle it if accuser and accused share housing, class schedules, etc. Automatically deciding in favor or… » 10/20/14 9:43pm Monday 9:43pm

If you're up to menage (three-way relationship) texts, I highly recommend MQ Barber's Neighborly Affection series. It's more heavy on the dom/sub atmosphere than straight-up BDSM, but the characters are likeable and interesting, there's plenty of porn, and the writing is pretty good. » 10/18/14 9:55pm Saturday 9:55pm

I would have to agree with you that the description of the show makes me uncomfortable with how it insists on a particular model of femininity. If anyone - m/f, het/homo, cis/trans - came into my place, made fun of all my ratty jeans, old sweaters and comfortable underwear, and told me I wasn't really dressing like a… » 10/17/14 4:37pm Friday 4:37pm

Rand's semi-obscure essay on Racism is sort of hilariously bad. She is, as you say, theoretically against racism (because it's a form of collectivism, see), though she believes racists should be legally allowed to be discriminatory. My favorite part is when she ends up supporting her argument with the claim that… » 10/14/14 10:28pm 10/14/14 10:28pm

When I was an undergraduate, the campus I lived on was . . . crazy. Total rat's nest of snaking streets. There was a blind guy who was getting his MDiv on the first floor of my freshman dorm. His face was pretty wrecked; I think he'd had a physically violent accident that caused his blindness. I was waiting for… » 10/11/14 6:52pm 10/11/14 6:52pm