Thursday, August 26, 2010

TelevIsm at Bitch Magazine: Farewell, or, I don't respond to things I don't respond to.

An illustration of a smiling television against a pink background, with hearts above it. From Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr
Critique is an act of love and admiration for a show: it says that I think it's good enough to champion, strong enough to withstand critique, deep enough to dissect. Other viewers who enjoy these shows notice these things too, and want a space to consider and discuss them. My enjoyment of these shows often reflects my privilege—I can watch cissexist, racist, heterosexist, sizist, classist humor without feeling personally threatened, and often without even noticing it. Unpacking what is wrong with these shows helps me unpack my own privilege.
 Read the rest here.

Today concludes the biggest chapter in my writing career thus far: my final post for Bitch. Writing there has been so wonderful, and I'm sad to see it draw to a close (which is why I put it off so long!). Bitch is, like everything else, not without its problems, but I've had a fantastic experience there on just about every level.

The full archive of my posts are here.

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