Author Archives: intersectionalalien

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.

Non-normative genders in Anime Pt. 1

Through my small introduction to anime, I noticed a pattern in the depiction of gender ambiguous characters. It was particularly the character Grell, from Black Butler, that was the catalyst towards my epiphany that the depiction of gender fluid and transgender characters generally involved them appearing … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence in Pop-Culture

Trigger Warning: discussion of rape and sexual assault The representation of rape in pop-culture is something I have struggled with over the years. Until very recently, I would argue that all depictions of rape and sexual assault in pop-culture are never necessary and should … Continue reading

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Asking about sexism, what’s the deal?

At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Kristen Stewart sat down for an interview and was asked to nominate her feminist icons. The reporter then went on to list a few female actresses as examples. I initially found myself surprised … Continue reading

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Culture of Proof and LGBTQ+ refugees

We live in a world where marginalised groups are constantly having to validate their existence and prove their identities. This ‘culture of proof’ phenomenon is saturated throughout social, cultural and systemic institutions and is hugely problematic for the LGBTQ+ community, where … Continue reading

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Autoethnography Exercise PART TWO: Critical Analysis

Following my viewing of Ladies Room, I’ve reflected on my assumptions and epiphanies from this experience. I’ve also read back on my first post in order to critically analyse my initial reaction. Let’s start with my initial feeling towards the … Continue reading

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Autoethnography Exercise PART ONE: Experience

Throughout my life I have participated in journal writing, experienced introversion and social anxiety and studied sociology. All these experiences have (for better or worse) taught me to be the observer, to be critical of the observer and to reflect on the observer. … Continue reading

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Contextual Essay: Refugees & Cyberculture Project

I have been conscious of the plight of refugees, and how that is represented, for a number of years. I also interact with former refugees on a weekly basis, making this subject area of personal interest as well as intellectual … Continue reading

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