Since the inception of cinema, portrayals of Native Americans/Indians has generally been TERRIBLE. Even today, it’s still apparently hard for Hollywood to get it right, with 2015’s Pan refusing to cast or even consider a Native Actress to portray Tiger Lily and casting lily-white Rooney Mara in her place, and 2013’s The Lone Ranger claiming … Continue reading The Problem of Pocahontas — The Flying Red Robot (REBLOG)
Hello, all! Recently, The Amazing Atheist uploaded a compilation of himself and a few other atheist/skeptical YouTubers entitled: "Questions White Men have for SJWs!" ...it's about as nuanced and intellectually stimulating as it sounds. (Click the link to watch it, if you dare) Now, I actually tried to upload a video with an off-the-cuff response, but … Continue reading Answers for White Male Reactionaries….
Hello, all you beautiful beings! I was planning to make an upcoming video on this topic, but I've been thinking that it's too big a topic for that, so I'm going to write about it here. Namely, I wanted to address effective activism, and the question of whether or not it’s productive to have an “anything … Continue reading Thoughts on the YouTube Vegan Community, PETA, and “No Such Thing as Bad Press”…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGzKemjsHY Episode V! Here, I give a brief overview of intersectionality, and why I feel it's important in vegan advocacy. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYzos56nHdA Episode IV (I actually speak in this one)! Basically, I go over why speciesism is not the same as racism, sexism, and other systems of oppression within the human species, why it doesn't have to be (it still matters, and veganism is about justice), and the possible dangers of using rhetoric that suggests it … Continue reading Intersectionality and Veganism-Episode IV: Speciesism Does NOT = Racism/Sexism/etc.
Hello all! Welcome to my new blog. You might be wondering why I started a new blog. Well, I started my old blog, Rocking the Suburbs, when I was still pretty young (as if the fact that I named the blog after my then-favorite song), and my opinions have changed quite a bit since then, … Continue reading Welcome to my new blog!