This blog hasn’t been very active in the past month, but I’ve been active elsewhere. On Pillowfort, I’ve been going through ace romance, ace mystery, and gay mystery novels, and writing reviews. On The Asexual Agenda, we had a journal club discussing a study about ace romance novels. Then I wrote about the trope of single-target sexuality.
Roma People – Europe’s Forgotten Social Disaster | Adam Something (video, 24 min) – A discussion of anti-Roma racism in Europe. In my experience with European readers, many express a sort of culture shock to the American-dominated internet, because we talk about endlessly about race, which is not such a big deal in their countries. But I’ve always thought, are you sure that you don’t have racism, or is it just that your culture doesn’t talk about it as much as Americans do? Learning about this subject confirms my suspicions.
A History of Men Not Being OK in America | We’re In Hell (video, 1 hour) – This is a sampler of historical crises in white masculinity. I find it funny how modern hegemonic masculinity pretends to hearken back to an imagined golden age of masculinity, but if you actually look at the past they have some really alien ideas.