Critical Thought · Social Contract

She-Hulk: Is Marvel Failing Feminism?

I won't name her, but YouTube decided to hit me with a video the other day about how woke superhero Hollywood was failing women. It begins with an article supporting She-Hulk that drove the talking head into a froth because it included comments from the show creators about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has… Continue reading She-Hulk: Is Marvel Failing Feminism?

#HeForShe · Critical Thought

In Which One is Critical of Gender Critical Gender

I saw a Twitter post the other day asking why the recent Jon Stewart piece was doing everything with respect to women rather than men. It seemed like an odd question to me because while, yes, men are the privileged group and women the disadvantaged, the discussion always seems to be with respect to women.… Continue reading In Which One is Critical of Gender Critical Gender

Anxiety · OCPD

Mental Health and Sexuality

We need to begin this post with a pure truth: definitions describe; they do not prescribe. Some definitions are by their nature comparative. For example, I could describe myself as tall while context might dictate that I am average or even short. Other definitions are strict. When considering human sexuality, things exist on a spectrum… Continue reading Mental Health and Sexuality


Toxic Femininity Does Not Exist

"Toxic masculinity" is shorthand for "the pressures of social expectations of traditional masculinity resulting in violence". As I talk through the matter with intelligent people who disagree, who claim that toxic femininity must also be a thing, it is this fundamental definition that appears to be the sticking point. One could rightly assert that women… Continue reading Toxic Femininity Does Not Exist

#HeForShe · Personal · Social Contract

Because (An Open Letter to the Daughter I May Never Meet) [Redux]

Dear Alice Kathryn, Hey there, Ally Kat. You know, even before I met your mother I had dreams about you. Your mom and I would be laying on a couch in the living room, looking outside into the snow where you were laughing and playing with the dog. The dreams never fill in a lot… Continue reading Because (An Open Letter to the Daughter I May Never Meet) [Redux]