For Love of the Tale: A Musing on the Power of Nerd Culture

The hippies of my parent’s generation, real acid-dropping psychedelic flower children, and their ideological off-shoots who founded the America neopagan movement, were very into comic books and science fiction. A lot of other leftists took up this interest as well; for a modern example I highly recommend the scifi/speculative fiction collection “Octavia’s Brood.” Current nerd…

What We Really Mean When We Are Anti-Trans

When I discovered feminism, it felt like coming home. I grew up in an insular fundamentalist Christian culture which glorified patriarchy, and even when I moved out of that culture, I found that patriarchy continues to infect the whole of Western society. So to discover a movement that affirmed my femininity as good, that uplifted…