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)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YViRmjXK3_s A video I finished a few days ago, just in time for Pride Month!
If you can't take the "educate yourself " comments, get out of the social commentary kitchen.
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….
Reblogged from BlackDoctor.org. I will likely make a video specifically about this issue on my YouTube channel. I did mention my struggles with depression and anxiety in my ableism/pseudoscience video, and I feel I should talk specifically about the mental illness stigma as it exists in the black community, at least in the United States. … Continue reading REAL TALK: What Black People Really Think About Mental Health [VIDEO] — BlackDoctor
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”…
Hello, all! A few days ago, I was perusing social media, when I came across a blog post talking about intersectionality and animal rights. Naturally, this piqued my curiosity, so I clicked the link and...was slightly disappointed. I'm not sure who the writer of this blog is, but they seem to misunderstand the actual purpose of intersectionality. … Continue reading Intersectionality Demands Moral Perfection?
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6bthVc3p4Y Third episode! I certainly didn't create this series to bash anyone; this video is more a response to vegans saying it's "divisive" to for vegans to call out popular vegan speakers and YouTubers for saying racist, classist, misogynistic, ableist, and/or xenophobic things. If we don't call oppressive attitudes out when we see them, we're … Continue reading Intersectionality and Veganism- Episode III: Why Vegans Need to Check Each Other
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l9wSBEohA4 Episode II! I go over the problems with including fat-shaming/health-shaming in vegan advocacy. We don't need it, and it's not helpful.