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My lovely Patreon supporters should now have my August newsletter in their inboxes. And the July newsletter is now public. Check it out: patreon.com/posts/july-new…
On that note, I have a new Patreon goal to help me fund a pet project I've wanted to run for a little while.
Have you enjoyed me talking about consent in popular culture? Like this little thread I did on #BlackLightning?
I want to do a lot more of this kind of stuff. Really dig into popular culture - TV shows, games, movies, songs, books, everything - and see how it does (or doesn't) deal with consent issues.
A Consent in Popular Culture Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame, if you like.
But for that I'm gonna need to carve out some proper time, which means ditching some other paid commitments. Which is where you come in.

When I hit $500/month on Patreon (patreon.com/elmyra) I'll be able to launch the Consent in Popular Culture Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame.
So if that's something you want to see, please do consider becoming a patron - that will give you early access to new content too! 😄

And if you can't, then just sharing the link or my content can still go a long way!
And finally, a huge welcome and thank you to new patrons, Matthias, Michele, and Louise! You folks rocks!

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Aug 17, 2018
Would someone please point out to both these people that the main difference between Denmark and Venezuela is that one is historically a coloniser and the other colonised?
Literally the only reason Denmark gets to do these things is that it's at the top of a global imperial-colonial system and profits from the exploitation of those at the bottom.
The US does that too, but it also has an internal hierarchy of exploitation. Both are deeply racist.
Read 5 tweets
Aug 1, 2018
#AcWri #PhDchat Fancy some lunch break fun?

I am the very model of a young post-doc precarious:
I have a PhD and my accomplishments are various.
I've publications numerous, a contract for a monograph;
Today's writing output has been a single tortured paragraph.
I fill out applications for jobs temp'rary and permanent:
Will your first-rate department be my unemployment's terminant?
I do impact, outreach, I am a public intellectual,
My tweets and rants and diatribes are passionate, effectual.
In lack of tenure-track professorships like in days halcyon,
I'll get my research funded - yay! - on ko-fi and on patreon!
In short I'm unemployed but my accomplishments are various:
I am the very model of a young post-doc precarious.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 12, 2018
In case you're wondering, I'm absolutely making the chancellor say the full title of my thesis at my graduation.
I don't have a Soundcloud but I do have a Patreon which helps me take this work further and turn it into genuine social change. patreon.com/elmyra
And I'm permanently under-caffeinated. ko-fi.com/elmyra
Read 4 tweets
Jul 7, 2018
I really hope every single corporation that marched in #LondonPride2018 today will demand that the organisers explain why their trans staff were made to march behind an anti-trans hate group. #justsayin'
If you are part of an LGBT employee group at any of these companies, ask your employer to take this up with #PrideInLondon .
If you are @stonewalluk and any of these companies are Diversity Champions or enter the WEI, ask them what they did to protect and safeguard their trans employees at #PrideInLondon .
Read 15 tweets
Jul 1, 2018
Alright, slightly sub-tweety thread partly because I don't want to pile on the person in question, but seriously, we're taking self-care and activism tips from ex-CIA analysts now?
I'm gonna pick up on two things they said in particular. Their first tip is to "take action", and as examples of that they name "volunteer for a food pantry, canvass for a political candidate, donate to an NGO, visit a sick friend".
What lovely, respectable ways to work within and prop up the system those are. Your government is making people so poor they can't feed themselves? Why challenge the government when you can feed the poor yourself, allowing the government to throw more money at the rich?
Read 12 tweets
Jun 30, 2018
#FSN2018 Day 2. I'm chairing (and therefore only tweeting sporadically) #D2 Fandom, Distinction & Hierarchy
First up in #FSN2018 #D2 From ‘Gore-Object’ to ‘Art-Object’ to... No Object: Exploitation Cinema after DVD
And that's Simon Hobbs from Porthmouth University. #FSN2018 #D2
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