Links: 06/12/15

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June 12, 2015

Hey, so it’s been pointed out to me that the image I chose for this post is potentially triggering for folks –I am sorry. If you want to see the image, you can see it here. It’s an image from Eliza Bennett’s “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”, in which she has embroidered calluses on her hand.  I will try to be more mindful in the future when selecting images for my posts.

And, then, well. This happened. And all of fandom was plunged into war. Again.

Has there been any more fan writing about this? I’d really like to read more fan perspectives as I work my way through the giant pile of angry thoughts I have about this. I feel like the fan perspective is important, for a lot of reasons: first of all, most of us are doing this because we actually do love the community and most of the people who make up the community. Second, we often have more at risk: fan labor is almost by its very definition free labor, we have smaller platforms, and what happened to Irene Gallo is chilling across multiple axes.

I stand in solidarity with Irene Gallo. I respect the hell out of her and her work and I think she is doing amazing things with art direction. She makes an incredibly difficult job look effortless and easy.  And publicly chastising her for what she said on her personal Facebook page was wrong.

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  1. Jude

    Managers who dress-down their employees in public are abusive bullies, and it’s just a symptom of a hostile, intimidative work environment. Bet that was intended to be a “lesson” for every other woman working for him.

  2. Tasha Turner

    I don’t think I’ve seen much/anything written by “just a fan” versus people who are authors as well as write “fan related blogs”.

    As a fan I’m appalled by Tom D/Tor’s behavior given their lack of public apologies regarding Frankel and Fedora (sp?). But I don’t have the spoons to even comment on most blogs never mind write my own blog post. I don’t think the 1 short story I did for free in a little known “charity” anthology counts as a writer…

  3. Selki

    I kind of want to try one of those hot dog pizzas, and I’m lucky enough to have a friend who’ll probably join me in my awful endeavor.
    I really liked the Mad Max: Faith article.
    “But we can see that Nux isn’t doing this for Joe, he does it for his friends, for Capable. The act still has a religious significance for him, it is still part of his worldview, but it has become something different, something personal, a code of a church with only one member: Nux.

    But as heartfelt as this moment is, it is not the best example of how Fury Road does religion.”


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