Resources for Polish leftists

I've gathered up some resources for any left-leaning or progressives living or traveling in Poland. I'll be adding to this list, so if there are groups or resources that I've missed, please comment below! source LGBT+ rights First, Poland is an extremely conservative, Catholic country. For LGBTQA+ people traveling in Poland, here's some links... Continue Reading →

Guide to Polish political parties

I present: the guide to Poland's political parties, by a left-wing American Poland is this country here, home to delicious pierogi and hard-to-pronounce words. Their elections matter, because Poland is currently very right-wing, and one of the most outspoken opponents of things like refugees settling in Europe as well as gay rights and women's rights.... Continue Reading →

I hate that Black Friday is a thing in Poland

So, it’s the day after Thanksgiving! For my American viewers who survived yesterday without getting into an argument with your racist grandpa over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict… actually, scratch that. It’s 2021. Let’s normalize putting racist Boomers and the Greatest Generation in their place.  Even if they’re family?  Especially if they’re family. For my non-American... Continue Reading →

Police & security in Star Trek

I know what you’re probably thinking: Star Trek is a science fiction series, not a crime one. So, let’s kick things off with a brief explanation. This video grew out of drafts of a script exploring Constable Odo’s character in Deep Space Nine. While Odo is one of my favorite characters in the Trek universe,... Continue Reading →

La Forge, nice guys, and racism

After my last video about Star Trek, where I talked about consent, I decided there was another topic I needed to explore in more depth: Next Generation’s chief engineer Geordi La Forge. In particular, his unfortunate creepiness and “nice guy” qualities in two Trek episodes, “Booby Trap” and “Galaxy’s Child.” Both these episodes focus on... Continue Reading →

Consent in Star Trek

Content warning: discussion of rape and sexual assault Since I’ve been stuck at home because of the pandemic, I decided to watch Star Trek: Enterprise for the first time. While I love all the other Trek shows— Deep Space 9 is my favorite, and I’ve even seen all the Animated Series!— I just never gave... Continue Reading →

Don’t reboot True Blood

Video here When I learned about the possible reboot of True Blood, HBO’s sexy vampire show, I rolled my eyes. Don’t get me wrong. While I enjoyed True Blood… it’s not like this show is a classic. At best, it was campy, sexy trash that got blood and semen all over Twilight’s glittering memory. At... Continue Reading →

Recovering from the 2020 election

It’s over… I should probably talk about this election. Alright, first: I have a message for my family. The ones living in small towns, rural areas and suburbs in various states in the midwest. Hi! So, I know we’ve gotten into arguments on Facebook over the past four years, and some of us kinda aren’t... Continue Reading →

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