feminism

Comic Review: Tomie, Volume I – Junji Ito

Tomei, Volume I is a collection of the first six Tomie stories by Junji Ito. Ito is a master of the horror manga genre, author of three aclaimed series, Uzumake, Gyu, and Tomie, which spawned a series of movies, running nine strong

Interview with Jo Walton (English)

Tanya Tynjala translates her talk with Jo Walton (a first? A translated Spanish language interview with an award winning Welsh author conducted at a Swedish science fiction convention?)

Animanga: Surprisingly Not A Man’s World

I am glad that I’ve never had to defend myself and what I love because of something so trivial as my gender expression. I can only hope that the entirety of fandom can grow to this point and further as dialogues surrounding hobbies and sexism continue to spring forth.

Lords of Salem

With The Lords Of Salem, Rob Zombie has managed to surpass his devotion to late-’70s/early-’80s slasher-film worship to make a film that is stylish and provocative, yet still being genuinely freaky.

Save Our Stereotypes

I don’t want to destroy the damsel in distress. I don’t want to destroy the sleeping beauty. Or the femme fatale. Or the pollyanna. Or the ditz. Or the girl next door. I watch attempts to ban them warily, though I know the intentions behind the act are good. I know we’re tired of these […]

Girl, You’re In the Army Now

Why do authors write equal opportunities for women into fantasy worlds with pre-modern technologies and societies? Unless they are Terry Pratchett, they’re only making themselves look silly.

V/H/S/ and the Case of the Missing Women

The first V/H/S was a boy’s club. The sensibility of that film, an anthology released to much acclaim and success in 2012, was so aggressively straight and male that the entire film was nearly spoiled. From the framing sequence’s group of men assaulting women while videotaping their exploits to the frat-boy bar pickup/sex in a […]

Hayao Miyazaki and Epic Fantasy

Since taking on this blogging position, I have been struggling to find works that would appeal to the audience that Amazing Stories has, particularly those who are interested in fantasy.  I would categorize a large majority of anime and manga works as “fantasy,” based on the fact that they frequently have fantastical elements to them […]