Fandom Entitlement: Who Owns the Story?

I wrote before about how fandom can become a negative place when fans confuse the fictional story with behind-the-scenes reality. This week, I want to write about another dark side of fandom: fan entitlement. This tends to rear its ugly…

Fandoms: Racism, Homophobia & Bad Representation

Fandoms are a microcosm of society. Or, at least, of the society we live in, right now, in 2018. And society has a problem. Writing this as a straight person, and yes, a latinx, but not in any way, shape…

Between the Lines: Fandoms, Social Media, and the Politics of Being a Fangirl

Anyone who’s been in fandom spaces on the Internet in recent years has, to some degree, had a similar experience. You’re either drawn straight into the mess of ship wars, call-out culture and drag posts on various forums on the…

Fandoms and Misogyny: From Supergirl to Outlander

I’ve been thinking about this subject a lot lately, especially after the flack Melissa Benoist caused for using a line from the show to make an equivalence suggesting that losing her boyfriend (Mon-El), felt to Kara like losing her entire…