Tagged with racism

How right-wing bigots are ruining science fiction

I’m a huge science fiction fan – science fiction, please, hold the fantasy – and have been for as long as I can remember. One of the biggest events of the year for me is the Hugo Awards; for me, they’re bigger than the Oscars. I’m subscribed to get announcements of major Hugo Award news, […]

Racism, gender essentialism, transphobia, and anti-science attitudes are rampant in tween media

I didn’t watch the Olympics. Part of it is simply that I’m not much of a sports fan, and even less of a fan of the kind of hyper-commercialized, industrialized sports that the Olympics represent. The other part was that I didn’t want anything to do with them given the political situation in Russia. The […]

13 year-old harassed for “Got land? Thank an Indian!” sweatshirt

I posted previously about the Saskatchewan girl who wore a sweatshirt to school with “Got land? Thank an Indian!” on it and found herself harassed by her teachers. Unlike previous, similar incidents, CBC news picked up the story, and it went national. Shortly after, word started to come down the pipe that the girl was […]

The most controversial sweatshirt in Canada?

CBC has picked up the story of an aboriginal student in Saskatchewan who was harassed by school officials for wearing a bring pink hoodie with the words “Got land?” on the front, and on the back: “Thank an Indian!”