On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community

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The following was originally posted on The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network) and has been republished here with permission.About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience. » 1/18/15 1:00pm 1/18/15 1:00pm

The Terrifying Instagram World of the Tweenage Dance Moms Fans

Over the past four seasons, Lifetime's Dance Moms has rapidly become one of the most popular reality shows on television, particularly with girls under the age of 18. Nearly two million viewers tuned into last week's Season 5 premiere, which features Pittsburgh's Abby Lee Miller and a troupe of elite dancers ranging… » 1/13/15 2:00pm 1/13/15 2:00pm

Fantasy Writer N.K. Jemisin Explains the Rise of Racism in Fandom

N.K. Jemisin was a guest of honor last week at the feminist science fiction convention Wiscon, and delivered a stirring speech about dealing with racism in genre fandom and publishing. She also told a very disturbing story about her own experiences of racism over the past year. » 6/04/14 11:23pm 6/04/14 11:23pm

Every Matthew McConaughey Movie Is Actually About Rust Cohle

Fans of HBO's True Detective are an obsessive lot. Over the course of the show's 8-episode first season, bajillions of hours of productivity were wasted discussing, dissecting, and speculating about the show. Insane-sounding theories about the identity of the murderous Yellow King abounded, each with an… » 3/10/14 3:45pm 3/10/14 3:45pm

Which Idiotic Lady Football Fan Stereotype Are You?

By this point, science has established over and over again that if you've got a vagina and you watch football, you're just doing it to impress the boys. Duh. That's a no-brainer. Female sports fandom is a myth perpetuated by feminists to make women seem more equal to men, like the G-spot and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But… » 9/26/12 6:15pm 9/26/12 6:15pm

Could Football Head Injuries Turn Retired Players Into Sex Offenders?

Football has long been a source of headache and heartache for fans. But for players, the lingering thrill of victory or agony of defeat isn't the only thing they carry with them for years after they leave the field — long-term brain injuries sustained while playing the sport can lead to early onset dementia,… » 7/24/12 2:00pm 7/24/12 2:00pm

What If the Alabama Teabagging Incident Involved Women?

An Alabama football fan and his errant ballsack rose to notoriety this month when a video of the man using the sack to teabag a passed out LSU fan's neck made the internet rounds. With some sleuthing and elbow grease, the fan's identity was revealed, he turned himself in, and now he's got himself a sexual battery… » 1/20/12 7:15pm 1/20/12 7:15pm

The Ladies' Guide To Football Promises To Tell You Dumb Broads What All…

Women comprise nearly half of the NFL's viewing audience nowadays, but this wasn't always the case. Back in the 60's, America's wives were positively flummoxed by the confusing and male-dominated arena of football enjoying. It was enough to make a gal feel left out and abandoned! Tensions ran high! We were on the… » 10/19/11 3:55pm 10/19/11 3:55pm

Meet The World's Most Obsessed Katy Perry Fan

He drinks from Katy Perry mugs, his wall is completely covered with Katy Perry pictures, he buys two copies of every Katy Perry magazine*, and he likes Katy Perry more than he likes his own family. Congratulations, Jack Moore — you are most definitely Katy Perry's #1 fan. Check out all of Moore's Katy Perry… » 5/31/11 1:12pm 5/31/11 1:12pm