It’s Time To Retire the “Make Your Own” Argument

It’s a wonderful time to be a nerd on the internet, more or less. There are inclusive spaces almost everywhere, and many of these inclusive communities are doing a great job holding gatekeepers and tastemakers responsible for the chronic lack of diversity in mainstream media properties. Nerds have become the best kind of pop/geek culture critics by…

#RacialRPG

Earlier this year, John Scalzi wrote a blog post titled Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is, which served as an interesting take on explaning the realities of privilege to folks who don’t always seem to comprehend how that whole privilege thing goes down in everyday life. From the post: I’ve been thinking…