First check out Janet Reid's blog, particularly this entry about a woman who freaked out over someone calling her "Liz" rather than Elizabeth. The back-and-forth went on for 19 e-mails, with the person apologizing six times if she had “offended” Elizabeth, while Elizabeth lectured about name-calling.

Then check out The Daily What for this hysterical video on Edward Cullen and Buffy. It’s an example of transformative storytelling serving as a visual critique of Edward’s character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy’s eyes some of the more patriarchal gender roles and sexist Hollywood tropes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed in hilarious ways.
The Daily What

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CeeCee said...

Both very good links. I will now have to reconsider all nicknames, perhaps.


Rabid Fox said...

I read that "Liz" fiasco earlier in the week. Politics takes all kinds of crazy--no discrimination in that regard. :)