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Interrogating Black Inceldom

Black inceldom can look different from the public and deadly displays we are accustomed to seeing from white men. Nevertheless, it is always worthy of investigation.  CW: r*pe culture, harassment  Mainstream understandings of inceldom associate the term with white men. “Incel” conjures up visions of men like mass shooter Elliot Rodger, or serial killer Ed...


‘Candyman’ Is A Bittersweet Revival

Even if we agree that DaCosta’s Candyman is a competent enough horror film of the slasher variety, we must still ask: what work does its story do? This essay contains spoilers for Candyman (1992) and Candyman (2021) "The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear....


In Retrospect: ‘The Lobster’ And Society’s Disdain For Singles

Singles experience more prejudice and discrimination from society at large than most are willing to recognize or admit, especially coupled people who benefit from it. This essay contains spoilers for The Lobster (2015) and briefly mentions sexual assault and suicide Bisexuality is no longer an option. Guests of the hotel must register themselves as either...


Food Is Political: A WYV Series

Many of our deep-seated beliefs about food and consumption are rooted in fatphobia, racism, classism, ableism, misogyny, and more.  Food is political because food is ultimately about our survival. It’s a substance we need to live, but we should also be able to find joy in it. And yet, access to this basic need and...


J.K. Rowling’s ‘Troubled Blood’ Adds to The Long History of Transmisogyny in Horror

Villainizing transness and pathologizing gender fluidity in horror, especially among men who seek to “become a woman”, is a very old and ugly song. J.K. Rowling’s newest book, Troubled Blood—in which a cis man dresses “as a woman” in order to murder cis women—is so pathetically derivative and unoriginal that I simply have to laugh....