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Representation within the LGBTQ Community

Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand… Continue Reading →

Fat Shaming and its Impact on Children

For children who are brought up facing the struggles of being overweight, life can be full of low self-esteem and self-hate. Starting from a young age, a fat child can easily recognize how their appearance affects their identity, through interactions… Continue Reading →

Painting: Bitch as a Category for Analysis

This painting, done by Kie’Auntae Parsons, explores the messages taught to girls and women by television, film, and social media, ultimately questioning: what power does the word bitch have over women, who defines it, and what does it mean when… Continue Reading →

Bondage and Submission in the Golden Age of the Wonder Woman Comics

  Wonder Woman is an eponymous superhero created by Dr. William Marston in. First appearing in American comic books in 1942, Wonder Woman was a controversial figure due to the elements of eroticism it featured, particularly BDSM, during what is… Continue Reading →

Western Censorship of Queer Characters in the Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is a Japanese manga and anime series written in 1995 by Sukehiro Tomita. The story follows a 14-year-old girl named Usagi Tsukino and her friends as they fight for the three tenants of friendship, justice, and love. While… Continue Reading →

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