Category: Politics

Looking Past the Target Audience: The Never-Ending Panel and Blog

At my recent panel at Emerald City Comicon, called “Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics,” we as a group of panelists were fully aware that we would not be able to cover a topic this huge in scope and complexity in the short amount of time allotted. This is, briefly, what we discussed in the panel:…

Miss Representation: Thoughts

A couple weeks ago I saw this new documentary film, Miss Representation. The Special Events team at GeekGirlCon invited me to the showing in Seattle and the post-film panel discussion. Miss Representation discusses the representation, misrepresentation, and lack of representation of women in media, popular media, and politics. The Good Stuff It’s a great, accessible primer on issues of sex,…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

I picked up a copy of The Economist (January 20th – 26th, 2007) whilst I was at the airport. I haven’t read it lately, but I was feeling a bit cut off from world events and this bothered me a bit. I guess travel does that to you. Usually when I buy a copy of The Economist, I rarely read…