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About intersectionalalien

Hi hello people of earth/space/cyberspace, intersectional alien here. I’m still trying to figure out my place on this earth. I like intersectional feminism, feminism in popular culture, LGBTQ+, refugee rights, veganism, mental health, nihilism, travelling, unlearning institutional conditioning, good tunes and consuming and creating stories.

Stigmatising language and suicide

Content warning: discussions of suicide.   Research has found that “suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44, with around 3,000 people dying by suicide every year.” It’s now recognised as an area that … Continue reading

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The Girl On The Train reviewed

Last week I went and saw The Girl On The Train following it’s hype as the “next Gone Girl” (a book I really enjoyed). Before entering the cinema, I had not read the book that The Girl is adapted from, so … Continue reading

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Podcast series: Non-Normative Genders in Anime

For transcripts, click here. For full reference list, click here. Episode One: An Introduction to Non-normative genders in Anime   Episode Two: Hange Zoe and the progressiveness of Attack On Titan   Episode Three: Ruka Urushibara is a transgender woman … Continue reading

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Non-Normative Genders in Anime: Transcripts

Episode One Have you ever watched anime and felt…uncomfortable…about how gender ambiguous characters were being portrayed? Well, I know I have. And I think it’s high time we talk about it. [play intro theme: Let’s Talk About Gender Baby – … Continue reading

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Podcast series: Non-Normative Genders in Anime references

Episode One Dr. Grollman E.A. 2010. Transgender, Genderqueer, Cisgender… What Do These Terms Mean? Kinsey Confidential, available at Duck-Chong E. 2016. Why it’s time for parents to re-think declaring their children’s gender, Daily Life, available at Lachenal J. … Continue reading

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A critique of Syria Debunked

Throughout this semester I have been following the development of Dean Simmon’s project ‘Syria Debunked‘. The project developed from Dean’s general interest in global politics, as well as his discontent with Western mainstream media coverages of political issues. With the … Continue reading

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Non-normative genders in Anime Pt. 2

In my initial post (and in my thought process that lead towards creating this project) I made an assumption of tropes based on my limited viewing of anime. My experience of anime is limited due to the few animes I’ve watched … Continue reading

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