Index: Activism in Texas

Standing With Wendy by Ana Mardoll
Like many people who became absorbed in the events that occurred in the Texas summer of 2013, I did not become actively involved until I heard about Wendy Davis' planned filibuster of Senate Bill 5. In the days leading up to the filibuster, while gathering and disseminating relevant news for my blog readers, I joked with other activists that Wendy Davis should spend her filibuster reading from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale--a classic tale of reproductive rights being denied within a harmful patriarchal system--not realizing then that the Texas filibuster rules were not the "read-from-the-phone-book" filibuster rules popularized in movies like Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.

On the day of the filibuster, I watched Wendy Davis speak from start to finish, joining the ranks of what were later numbered to be 182,000 people watching the live video stream of the Texas Senate floor. From the confines of my home, I yelled along with the unruly mob, and I went to bed feeling like I had witnessed something truly amazing. And when I woke, I did so with the conviction that this had to be preserved in written words. I announced online that I was going to spend the next year transcribing the filibuster--a goal that soon grew to include the Senate and House amendment sessions on the bills that were reintroduced in the next special session--and within a matter of days over one hundred people had volunteered to help in this task.

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Label: Texas

June 2013
06-24-2013 - Abortion Ban In Texas
06-24-2013 - Living With Fear In Texas
06-25-2013 - Texas and Rape
06-25-2013 - Live Stream of the Texas Senate
06-25-2013 - Texas Live Blogging
06-26-2013 - The Bill Is Dead
06-26-2013 - Rick Perry Calls Another Special Session
06-26-2013 - Filibuster Retrospective (Part 1)
06-30-2013 - Filibuster Retrospective (Part 2)
06-30-2013 - Filibuster Retrospective (Part 3)

July 2013
07-01-2013 - The Latest From Texas
07-01-2013 - Ohio
07-03-2013 - July 2013
07-05-2013 - Filibuster Transcript (Part 1)
07-05-2013 - Filibuster Upworthy
07-05-2013 - Filibuster Transcript (Part 2)
07-06-2013 - Filibuster Transcript (Part 3)  
07-07-2013 - Stand With Texas Women
07-07-2013 - Filibuster Retrospective (Part 4)
07-08-2013 - Monday Twitter Roundup
07-09-2013 - Texas Monday Retrospective
07-09-2013 - Transcriptioning Help
07-09-2013 - Texas Tonight
07-10-2013 - Transcription Update
07-11-2013 - More Transcript Updates
07-12-2013 - Tampons and Guns
07-13-2013 - SB1 and Transcript Updates (Part Something)
07-13-2013 - Yesterday Retrospective (Part 1)
07-13-2013 - Yesterday Retrospective (Part 2)
07-13-2013 - Yesterday Retrospective (Part 3)
07-14-2013 - Yesterday Retrospective (Part 4)
07-14-2013 - Filibuster Transcript (Part 4)
07-14-2013 - Filibuster Transcript (Part 5)
07-15-2013 - For Wendy Davis by Bald Soprano
07-18-2013 - Rick Perry Day!
07-20-2013 - Transcripts, Transcripts Everywhere!
07-30-2013 - Transcripts! One Month Later!

post-July 2013
09-11-2013 - Transcription Update 
10-20-2013 - Texas Moves To Suppress Women Voters
10-28-2013 - Holy Fucking YES
10-29-2013 - Transcript Update!
10-29-2013 - Wendy Davis Signs Affadavit To Vote
11-19-2013 - SCOTUS Continues To Suck
12-13-2013 - Transcript Chart (12/13/2013)
01-06-2014 - Transcript Update!

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Animation

Disney-Pixar @ cartoonbrew.com

Label: Deconstruction (Animation)

07-28-2012 - Brave
12-17-2013 - Frozen
05-03-2012 - Little Mermaid
08-14-2012 - Tarzan

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy @ ign.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Label: Deconstruction (Buffy)

09-06-2012 - Your Inevitable Buffy Thread
09-18-2012 - The Most Feminist Show
09-26-2012 - Your Inevitable John Ritter Thread
10-15-2012 - Your Fiercely Rambling Buffy Update
10-19-2012 - A Picture of Abuse
10-23-2012 - Twitter Feed
10-27-2012 - Freebird (by Special Request)
10-31-2012 - Helpless
10-31-2012 - Gingerbread Redux
11-11-2012 - Whut.
12-05-2012 - Friendships and Feminism

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Claymore

Claymore @ animebox.eu

Claymore


Source: Claymore: The Complete Series
Label: Deconstruction (Claymore)

06-07-2011 - Episode 1: What Measure Is a Human?
06-28-2011 - Episode 2: An Argument Against Survival
07-12-2011 - Episode 3: Protection in a Dangerous World
07-26-2011 - Episode 4: Choosing Death Wisely
08-09-2011 - Episode 5: Projection and Protection
08-23-2011 - Episode 6: Rape and Rules
09-06-2011 - Episode 7: Fatal Flaws
09-20-2011 - Episode 8: Human Life, Human Death
10-04-2011 - Episode 9: Tunnel Vision
10-18-2011 - Episode 10: Training and Specialization
11-01-2011 - Episode 11: Never Knowing When
11-15-2011 - Episode 12: Monsters in Many Forms
11-29-2011 - Episode 13: Past Experiences, Present Motivations
12-13-2011 - Episode 14: The Many Kinds of Sacrifice
12-27-2011 - Episode 15: A World Not Like Our Own
01-10-2012 - Episode 16: Fighting Evil, Becoming Evil
01-24-2012 - Episode 17: Standing on the Shoulders of Jean
02-07-2012 - Episode 18: The Importance of Self-Identity
02-21-2012 - Episode 19: Thankless Roles
02-28-2012 - Episode 20: Weak But Not Worthless
03-06-2012 - Episode 21 & 22: Survival Ethics
03-13-2012 - Episode 23: Evolving Through Learning
03-20-2012 - Episode 24: Love and Loyalty
03-27-2012 - Episode 25: Fighting for a Cause
04-03-2012 - Episode 26: Finding Peace, Forging Freedom

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Index: Disability Activism

Label: Deconstruction (Disability)

2011
08-11-2011 - The Problem of Pain

2012
01-05-2012 - No, You Probably Aren't (and other thoughts on the Zombie Apocalypse)
03-08-2012 - When Context Matters
03-22-2012 - Why Are You So Hostile?
06-19-2012 - First, Do No Harm; Second, Listen
06-23-2012 - An Intersection of Pain and Privilege
06-28-2012 - Proselytizing to Sick People
07-09-2012 - Depression Diaries and Unconditional Love
07-12-2012 - Depression Diaries and The Theory of Relativity
07-24-2012 - Depression Diaries and Puritan Work Ethics
08-21-2012 - Depression Diaries and It's Okay To Be Sad
11-16-2012 - Depression Diaries and Hanging In There 
11-23-2012 - Remembrance
12-07-2012 - Disabled Enough

2013
01-04-2013 - The History I Didn't Know I Had
01-11-2013 - Some Costs of Disability
03-14-2013 - My Body, To Love and Hate
05-11-2013 - Pedometers and Being Oppositely-Abled 
05-15-2013 - An Open Plea to NetGalley
07-19-2013Infertile and Happy
09-07-2013 - A Brief Rant On The American Medical Establishment

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Elementary

Elementary @ elementary.wikia.com

Elementary


Label: Deconstruction (Elementary)

04-10-2013 - Announcing Elementary Whenevers!
04-13-2013 - Pilot Perfection
04-20-2013 - Unaware, Unresponsive, Unconscious
05-07-2013 - Liss and Ana Talk About It
05-18-2013 - Becoming the Oppressor
09-30-2013Whoops Your Shitty Season Two Premier
10-15-2013Two New Posts and Metapostery
10-21-2013For The Love of a Billionaire
12-19-2013 - Liss and Ana Catch Up On Episodes 

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Fat Acceptance and Body Positivity

Label: Deconstruction (Fat)

2012
04-19-2012 - McDonald's, Advocacy, Fat Pride, and Swear Words
05-31-2012 - Callous Helpfulness
10-26-2012 - White, Thin, Hairless, Naked
12-24-2012 - Today In Fat Hatred
12-28-2012 - Fat Shaming and Playstation Portables

2013
03-21-2013 - Launder That Fat Away, Ladies!
04-17-2013 - Compliments and Accusations
05-06-2013 - Publishers and Fat Hatred
06-14-2013Regency Romance
06-15-2013Drawing Anime
08-02-2013In Totally Not Surprising News
09-11-2013Diagnosis FAT
10-24-2013Michelle Obama's Guest Appearance on The Biggest Loser
10-24-2013 - Touching on Costs
12-06-2013 - Seven Scenes with Doctors
12-07-2013 - Plan Your Fat Hating Holiday Today!

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Feminism and Intersectionality

Label: Deconstruction (Feminism)

2011
06-28-2011 - Why Won't You Women Stop Getting Raped?
08-18-2011 - Why Wikipedia Isn't The Alpha and Omega of Religious Studies
10-20-2011 - Why I Like Trigger Warnings
11-03-2011 - Trigger Jokes
11-24-2011 - Stuff I Don't Want To Talk About
12-08-2011 - The Dilemma of Female Fantasies

2012
01-12-2012 - Why Your Well-Intentioned Advice Was Called 'Victim-Blaming'
02-16-2012 - Won't Someone Think Of The Children!? and the Seductive Allure of Mom-Shaming
03-01-2012 - Marginalization of the Self
03-29-2012 - Misogyny Masquerading As Misandry
04-05-2012 - An Open Letter to Rick Perry
04-12-2012 - Veils and Sweat Pants
05-10-2012 - When We Like Problematic Art
05-17-2012 - The Patriarchy Hurts Women, Too
06-14-2012 - The Power of Normalization
06-21-2012 - Disproportionate Responses
07-05-2012 - The Allure of Appropriation
07-11-2012 - "You Might Be A Racist If..." Special Political Edition
07-19-2012 - Love Is...
07-19-2012 - Mandatory Dan Savage Post
07-26-2012 - Being the Representative
08-07-2012 - Trigger Warnings... Again
08-09-2012 - Can't, Shouldn't, Won't
08-14-2012 - How-To Guide for Misogynist Gamers
08-16-2012 - Consent 101
08-23-2012 - The Many Faces of Appropriation
08-25-2012 - Legitimate Rapes
09-13-2012 - Your Analogy Privileges
09-25-2012 - Cookies
10-05-2012 - Daniel Radosh on Moderating Fundamentalism
10-12-2012 - Why Do You Care
10-17-2012 - Lies, Damn Lies, and Mansplaining
10-18-2012 - Oscar and the Weather Girl
11-02-2012 - Nan
11-09-2012 - Questing for QUILTBAGs
11-21-2012 - How To Be A (Male) Ally
11-30-2012 - A Yearly Reminder
12-06-2012 - Safe Sex in a Locked Safe
12-08-2012 - Nice Guy Rapists and Manpain
12-12-2012 - Female Science Fiction Authors
12-18-2012 - Parody versus Reality
12-21-2012 - Rape Culture

2013
01-07-2013 - A Note On Language
01-08-2013 - Rape Visualization
01-11-2013 - Armed, But Not Illegal
01-18-2013 - The Point, It Is This
01-22-2013 - Why This Matters
01-26-2013 - Joan by Heather Dale
01-27-2013 - Barbara Tuchman on Chivalry
01-28-2013 - Merrie Haskell on Conflict
01-29-2013 - Strong Female Character
01-30-2013 - The Trial of Lancelot by Heather Dale
01-31-2013 - A Potential, Not A Person
02-06-2013 - Barbara Tuchman on Misogyny
02-07-2013 - The Art of Othering
02-20-2013 - Barbara Tuchman on Women Workers
02-28-2013 - My Father, My Brother, My Husband, My Son
02-28-2013 - Overheard
03-01-2013 - Feminist Lenses
03-09-2013 - Names and Society
03-20-2013 - The Hazards of Distancing
03-21-2013 - Tournament of Book Heroes
03-22-2013 - Mark Hurst on Google Glass
03-23-2013 - Bathroom Police
03-28-2013 - I Never Say The F-Word
03-28-2013 - Alison Weir on Cultural Misogyny
04-03-2013 - Identity Normalization
04-04-2013 - The Rhetorical Power of Pig Pain
04-05-2013 - Genetic Testing is not Genetic Engineering
04-05-2013 - Steven Landsburg on Rape
04-07-2013 - Please, No More Dating Guides
04-08-2013 - Accidental Racist
04-12-2013 - The IRS on Email Privacy
04-14-2013 - Rachel Rostad on Cho Chang
04-15-2013 - Helen Lewis Defending Privilege
04-17-2013 - A Conversation With Richard Dawkins
04-18-2013 - On Identifying as Feminist (Part 1)
04-22-2013 - Richard Dawkins Remains Deliberately Ignorant
05-07-2013 - Helen Keller on Privilege
05-25-2013 - Communication vs Transgression
05-30-2013 - Sabotaged Birth Control
06-09-2013 - I am Texan, and I am Angry
06-15-2013 - The Cycle of Fauxgress
06-22-2013 - DNA Samples
06-23-2013 - Because Math Is Hard
06-24-2013 - Word Magnets
06-26-2013 - SCOTUS Struck Down DOMA 
06-27-2013 - How Not To Be A Privileged Ass (A Lazy Person's Guide) by Chris the Cynic
07-06-2013 - Richard Dawkins Takes Brave Stance Against Racism and Sexism 07-06-2013 - An Open Letter to Fertile People
07-15-2013 - Boycott ALEC Corporations
08-01-2013 - Anti-Intellectualism Fraudery by Silver Adept08-01-2013 - Why I Don't Support A Twitter Report Abuse Button
08-02-2013 - Name-and-Shame Bullies
08-05-2013 - Anonymous Downvotes by Silver Adept
08-14-2013 - The Day The CEO of Storify Sent My Name To A Stalker
08-15-2013 - Storify Followup
08-21-2013 - Words Matter
08-28-2013 - Mansplaining For My Lady-Brain
09-17-2013 - These Things, They Are Related by Silver Adept09-17-2013 - My Feminism Will Be Trans-Inclusive
09-24-2013 - Auditing Victims' Experiences
09-26-2013 - We Signed The Invitations With Our Most Contempty Ink
09-28-2013 - 'Splaining at Victims
10-03-2013 - Women as Objects, Women as People
10-05-2013 - Dispatches from American Gun Culture
10-10-2013 - Welp, I Guess It's Time To Rebrand Everything!
10-17-2013 - Disney Markets Racism To Children
10-31-2013 - Puttin' On My Rage Face 10-31-2013 - Everything About This Article Terrifies Me
11-07-2013 - The Same Glossy Brush
11-21-2013 - Pink Things and STEM Retention Rates11-24-2013 - Crowd-Sourcing Feminism Works!!
11-25-2013 - Absconding With One's Fetus
11-28-2013 - GoldieBlox and the Three Feminism Follow-up Points
12-13-2013 - Some Brief Thoughts on #RestoreTheBlock
12-15-2013 - Rape Insurance

2014
01-21-2014 - An Ally Story01-28-2014 - Open Letter to Joss Whedon
02-13-2014 - I Believe Dylan Farrow
02-25-2014 - Arresting Survivors
03-11-2014 - Trigger Warnings of the 1860s

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Film Corner

Label: Deconstruction (Film Corner)

2012
06-07-2012 - The Inevitable Avengers Thread
10-12-2012 - Looper, A Review In Tweets

2013
02-25-2013 - 27 Dresses
02-27-2013 - Sweet Home Alabama
03-03-2013 - Snow White and Trust Tropes
03-06-2013 - Good Luck Chuck
03-14-2013 - Battleship and White Male Privilege
03-21-2013The Bounty Hunter
03-24-2013The Proposal
04-03-2013Leap Year
05-31-2013 - Silence of the Lambs
07-09-2013 - An Observation About Whitewashing
07-15-2013Will Graham is a Raging Asshole
07-20-2013 Super Sperm Baby
07-22-2013Skyfall
08-16-2013Percy Jackson and the Sea of Fail
08-16-2013The Last of Us
09-11-201330 Days of Night (and Some Thoughts on Character Gender)
11-02-2013Ender's Game 
11-20-2013 - I Am Getting Tired Of This
12-12-2013 - Disney's Fairy Mary

2014
01-14-2014 - The Desolation of Smaug (or Mmph, Tauriel)

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Friends

Friends @ mediabistro.com

Friends


Label: Deconstruction (Friends)

09-20-2012 - Why I Dislike Ross Geller
03-06-2014 - An Annotated Index of Ross Geller (101-106)
03-16-2014 - An Annotated Index of Ross Geller (107-112)

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Fringe

Fringe @ fanpop.com

Fringe


Label: Deconstruction (Fringe)

03-18-2013 - Acting Emotionally
05-12-2013 - Fringe vs Consent
05-15-2013 - Having Anti-Choice Cake

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games @ GordonAndTheWhale.com

The Hunger Games


Source: The Hunger Games
Label: Deconstruction (Hunger Games)

Book 1: The Hunger Games
05-24-2012 - Chapter 1: A Question of Agency
11-07-2012 - Chapter 2: Feast and Famine
11-14-2013 - Chapter 3: The Arithmatic of Oppression
11-19-2013 - Chapter 4: Flashes of Insight
01-09-2014 - Chapter 4: When Winning At Patriarchy Isn't Worth It

Other Hunger Games Posts
11-14-2013The Catching Fire Anticipation Thread
11-20-2013What In The Holy Hell Is This
11-21-2013 - Open Thread
11-22-2013 - The Catching Fire Open Thread
01-07-2014 - Properly-Male Protagonists
02-04-2014 - Katniss, Do You Love Me?

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Little House on the Prairie

Little House @ littlehouse.wikia.com

Little House on the Prairie


Source: Little House: The Complete Box Set
Label: Deconstruction (Little House)

08-12-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 1
08-12-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 2
08-12-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 3
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 4
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 5
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 6
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 7
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 8
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 9
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 10
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 11
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 12
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Big Woods, Chapter 13
08-13-2012 - Let's Read Farmer Boy OMGWTFBBQ
11-28-2017 - Prairie Fires, Chapters 1-5
11-28-2017 - Prairie Fires: Chapters 6-7
11-29-2017 - Prairie Fires: Chapter 8
12-01-2017 - Prairie Fires: Chapter 9
12-01-2017 - Prairie Fires: Chapter 10
12-01-2017 - Prairie Fires: Chapter 11
12-01-2017 - Prairie Fires: Chapter 12

Note: Last updated 12/01/2017.

Index: Narnia Chronicles

The Chronicles of Narnia @ ForeverGeek.com

Narnia Chronicles


Source: The Chronicles of Narnia
Label: Deconstruction (Narnia)

Book 1: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
06-21-2011 - Chapter 1: The Stifling Role of Child-Mother
07-05-2011 - Chapter 2: World-Building Your Allegory
07-19-2011 - Chapter 3: Identifying with the Aggressor
08-02-2011 - Chapter 4: By The Power of Jell-O!
08-16-2011 - Chapter 5: Syllogisms that Demand a Verdict
08-30-2011 - Chapter 6: A Question of Legitimacy
09-13-2011 - Chapter 7: The Clean and Tidy Poor
09-27-2011 - Chapter 8: Oral Traditions of the Church of Aslan
10-11-2011 - Chapter 9: Moral Event Horizons
10-25-2011 - Chapter 10: Gender Essentialism and Female War Veterans
11-08-2011 - Chapter 11: Good Kings, Bad Laws
11-22-2011 - Chapter 12: Endangering Girls for Fun and Profit!
12-06-2011 - Chapter 13: The Emperor's Hangwoman
12-20-2011 - Chapter 14: The Passion of Aslan
01-03-2012 - Chapter 15: The Resurrection of Aslan
01-17-2012 - Chapter 16: Playful Animals, Platonic Allies
01-31-2012 - Chapter 17: The Arthurian Court
02-14-2012 - An Interlude
04-10-2012 - Lion-Witch-Wardrobe, BBC-Style
04-17-2012 - Lion-Witch-Wardrobe, All-American Rendition

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Book 2: Prince Caspian
05-01-2012 - Chapter 1: Susan, Problems of
05-08-2012 - Chapter 2: If Only They'd Planted Gingko Biloba
05-15-2012 - Chapter 3: Where Angels Fear To Tread
05-22-2012 - Chapter 4: Savior White, Savior Bright
05-29-2012 - Chapter 5: Good Hair, Bad Hair
06-05-2012 - Chapter 6: The Privilege of Omniscience
06-12-2012 - Chapter 7: Essential Natures and the Narnian Hierarchy
06-26-2012 - Chapter 8: Lashing Out At Little People
07-03-2012 - Chapter 9: Counterpoint the Surrealism of the Underlying Metaphor
07-17-2012 - Chapter 10: Jerkass Gods
07-31-2012 - Chapter 11: When the Narrative is Stacked Against You 
08-28-2012 - Chapter 11: Wild Gods
09-04-2012 - Chapter 12: Nikabrikian Heresies
09-11-2012 - Chapter 13: Playing for the Patriarchy
10-10-2012 - Chapter 14: Honor Before Efficacy
10-24-2012 - Chapter 14: Narnian Girls, Telmarine Boys
10-29-2012 - Chapter 15: Veterans of Foreign Narnia
11-05-2012 - Chapter 15: Going to Texas
11-12-2012 - Prince Caspian, BBC-ilicious
11-19-2012 - Prince Caspian, Disney-ified

Book 3: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
11-26-2012 - Chapter 1: The Problem of Eustace
12-03-2012 - Chapter 1: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Author
12-17-2012 - Chapter 1: Showing and Telling
12-24-2012 - Chapter 1: Alberta vs. Arthur
12-31-2012 - Chapter 1: Bully For You
01-14-2013 - Chapter 2: Talking Animals Should Be Seen, Not Heard
01-21-2013 - Chapter 2: Serving at the Pleasure of the King
01-29-2013 - Chapter 2: The Pleasure of Punishment
02-05-2013 - Chapter 3: People as Possessions
02-26-2013 - Chapter 3: Bad Metaphors, Bad Masters
03-12-2013 - Chapter 4: The Dirty Bourgeois 
03-26-2013 - Chapter 4: Cabbages or Books or Instruments
04-09-2013 - Chapter 4: The First and The Last
04-16-2013 - Chapter 5: Ideals and Reality
04-23-2013 - Chapter 5: Thirsty and Alone
04-30-2013 - Chapter 5: Fiends in Human Form
05-07-2013 - Chapter 6: Sad Old Dragons
05-14-2013 - Chapter 6: Moving to Calormen 
05-21-2013 - Chapter 6: Native Occupiers, White Discoverers
06-04-2013 - Chapter 6: Privilege and Passive Voice 
06-11-2013 - Chapter 6: Swearing Friendship with Invaders
06-18-2013 - Chapter 7: Marginalized Characters vs. Marginalized People
06-25-2013 - Chapter 7: The Seven Cloned Lords
07-09-2013 - Chapter 7: Silenced Stories and Child Activists
07-23-2013 - Chapter 7: Books and Their Covers
07-30-2013 - Chapter 7: Living With Sadness
08-06-2013 - Chapter 7: God's Will For Thee, But Not For Me
08-13-2013 - Chapter 7: Love the Sinner, Period
08-29-2013 - Chapter 7: Non-Consensual Conversions
09-19-2013 - Chapter 7: Lord Octesian's Last Will and Testament
10-08-2013 - Chapter 8: The Home Shopping Network Tragedy
10-15-2013 - Chapter 8: For Want of a Nail... Nothing Changed In The Slightest
10-22-2013 - Chapter 8: That Golden Glimmer At The Slightest Touch
11-05-2013 - Chapter 9: Ode to the Dufflepuds 
11-12-2013 - Chapter 9: First Mate Rhince & The QUILTBAG Sailors
11-26-2013 - Chapter 9: Ebenezer Scrooge Will Free You From Slavery If He Really Must
12-03-2013 - Chapter 10: Invisible Crimes Against The Tediously Silly
12-31-2013 - Chapter 10: Intent is Magic
01-16-2014 - Chapter 10: Painted Princesses
01-30-2014 - Chapter 10: Lucy in the Sky with Inconsistent Characterization
02-06-2014 - Chapter 11: Pass The Magic Peas, Please
02-17-2014 - Chapter 11: And The Horse You Rode In On
02-25-2014 - Chapter 12: A Question of Honor
03-04-2014 - Chapter 12: Good People, Harmful Actions
03-11-2014 - Chapter 12: Ten Thousand Triggers
03-18-2014 - Chapter 13: Either English or Empty
03-31-2014 - Chapter 13: Justice, Mercy and Humility
04-08-2014 - Chapter 13: Knowledge and Belief
04-15-2014 - Chapter 14: Only One Right Answer
04-22-2014 - Chapter 15: Not At All Interested
05-13-2014 - Chapter 15: Sweet Sea Waters
05-21-2014 - Chapter 16: Gods and Lovers
05-29-2014 - Chapter 16: You Will Never Come Back
06-02-2014 - Platonic Pwning
06-04-2014 - Meet the Dufflepuds -- Oh Look A Puppy!
06-06-2014 - Here Be Dragons
06-17-2014 - Cannibalism Is Hilarious
06-21-2014 - Consenting to Leave

Book 4: The Silver Chair
01-09-2015 - Chapter 1: Cliffs and Consent
01-11-2015 - Chapter 2: Swallowing Up Girls
01-13-2015 - Chapter 3: Far Worse Than You Think
01-16-2015 - Chapter 4: The Parliament of a Parliament
01-20-2015 - Chapter 5: Tea in Tins
02-01-2015 - Chapter 6: Gentle Giants and Strange Women
02-10-2015 - Chapter 7: Bother The Signs
03-03-2015 - Chapter 8: Taking The Blame
03-17-2015 - Chapter 9: Boys Do It Better Than Marsh-Wiggles
03-31-2015 - Chapter 10: They Might Be Enemies
04-16-2015 - Chapter 11: But Soft, A Padding Wooly Tread
05-12-2015 - Chapter 12: There Is No Son Sun
06-02-2015 - Chapter 13: Don't Cry Out (Or You Will Be Hurt)
06-16-2015 - Chapter 14: His Name Was Golg
07-11-2015 - Chapter 15: There Was A Reward Offered
08-01-2015 - Chapter 16: Jill Plied Her Crop on the Girls

Book 5: The Horse and His Boy
09-05-2015 - Chapter 1: Welcome to Calormen
09-22-2015 - Chapter 1: Cruel and Ancient People
10-20-2015 - Chapter 1: Leaving the Donkey Behind
11-05-2015 - Chapter 2: A Fine Race for Their Lives
12-01-2015 - Chapter 2: The Horse and Her Girl, a Tale of Princess Aravis and her courtship by King Rilian
12-22-2015 - Chapter 3: I Did Not Do Any of These Things for the Sake of Pleasing You
01-07-2016 - Chapter 4: Shasta Thought All This Very Silly
01-26-2016 - Chapter 4: The White Barbarian King
02-13-2016 - Chapter 4: Nice Faces, Nice Voices, and The Very Nicest Kind of Grown-Ups
03-03-2016 - Chapter 5: Wife or Slave
03-17-2016 - Chapter 5: Rearranging the Bookends
04-07-2016 - Chapter 5: Noble and Free-Born People
04-26-2016 - Chapter 6: Passing Time
05-17-2016 - Chapter 7: What More Do You Want?
07-03-2016 - Chapter 7: Lasaraleen's Silliness
08-04-2016 - Chapter 8: Things Commonly Reported
08-25-2016 - Chapter 8: Be Swift, Secret, and Fortunate
10-06-2016 - Chapter 8: Ode to the Third Cook
10-11-2016 - Chapter 9: Her Friend's Affectionate Embraces
11-01-2016 - Chapter 9: What's the Terrible Hurry?
11-04-2016 - Chapter 10: The Scourging of Aravis
11-22-2016 - Chapter 10: All Her Troubles
12-13-2016 - Chapter 11: Beginning to Enjoy Himself
01-10-2017 - Chapter 11: I Need a Hero
01-19-2017 - Chapter 11: It Was I
02-21-2017 - Chapter 12: Someone Ought To Take The Ring
03-10-2017 - Chapter 12: Running to Cair Paravel
03-30-2017 - Chapter 12: As Like As Two Twins

Other Narnia Posts
11-11-2012 - A Brief Observation
12-03-2012 - Character Context
12-30-2012 - Why I Say Allegory 
05-06-2013 - James Loewen on Seemingly "Natural" Domination
05-28-2013 Loving Her Less 
11-11-2013 - Song of the Hertasi Water Killers 

Note: Last updated 03/30/2017.

Index: Tropes and Characterization

Label: Deconstruction (Tropes)

2011
03-05-2011 - Why I Hate Alistair
03-09-2011 - Twin Symbolism and Societal Extremes in Bumped
05-09-2011 - Gender Characterization Hurdles
05-17-2011The Characterization Effects of World-Building
05-24-2011The Tangled Threads of Series Building
05-31-2011Hollywood and Male Protagonists
06-14-2011Black Dude Dies First
07-15-2011The Curse of the Smart Girl
07-29-2011In Defense of Adaptations
08-07-2011Weak Heroes Wanted
08-12-2011Stories That Crush My Soul
08-25-2011Prostitution. You're Doin' It Rong.
09-08-2011A Woman's Right To Be Selfish
09-22-2011The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing
10-13-2011Avoiding Stupid Ancestors
10-27-2011The Closet Monster
11-10-2011The Best Day Of My Life (and Hollywood's Assumptions about Women)
11-17-2011False Accusations, Ruined Lives, and I Do Not Recognize Your Fictional Reality
12-01-2011Gamers, Advertisers, and Poe's Law
12-15-2011Running a Deconstruction, or Devoting Your Life To Complaining About Things
12-22-2011Manic Pixie Dream People 

2012
01-16-2012 - Back Tattoos and Living Paper
01-17-2012 - Law and Order and Contrasts
01-18-2012 - CSI Miami and Character Derailment
01-19-2012 - The Replacement Wife
01-19-2012 - The Bechdel Test
01-26-2012 - Classism and Systemic Marginalization in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
02-02-2012 - The Problem With Bjurman
02-09-2012 - Vigilantism and Victim Blaming in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
02-23-2012 - How Do We Deal With Triggering Language in Writing?
02-25-2012 - Breaking News To Mystery Noir Novelists
02-25-2012 - When Good Men Do Nothing
02-25-2012 - Spoilers
03-15-2012 - The Subversive Power of Slash-Fic
03-30-2012 - Moving the Fitzpatrick Scale
08-30-2012 - Being Dana Scully
09-20-2012 - Why I Dislike Ross Geller
10-03-2012 - Sexism and Subtlety
10-14-2012 - Darren Shan, Dangerous Extremist

2013
01-02-2013 - FF7 and Tropes About Women
01-07-2013 - Writing Personas
02-21-2013 - Taking Heart with Ni No Kuni
04-25-2013My Wife Left Me
05-12-2013 - No Place Like Home
06-01-2013Tropes vs. Women by Silver Adept
08-18-2019I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream 

2014
01-28-2014 - I Don't Want To Be Apocalypse Eve 

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.

Index: Twilight

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Twilight


Source: The Twilight Saga Collection
Label: Deconstruction (Twilight)

Book 1: Twilight
Preface
12-31-2010 - Announcing Twilight Saturdays!
01-01-2011 - Forbidden Fruits
01-08-2011 - Beginning at the End

Chapter 1: First Sight
01-16-2011 - Women as Pets
01-22-2011 - Silence and Lies
01-29-2011 - White Elephant Gifts
02-05-2011 - The Unbearable Sadness of Lemon Cabinets
03-05-2011 - Pluggers and Populism
03-12-2011 - White Frogs and Racism
03-20-2011 - Unisex Raincoats and White Bread
03-26-2011 - Cheating with Vampires
04-02-2011 - Bad Books Make Good Movies
04-09-2011 - Beautiful People and Hairless Cats
04-16-2011 - Incest and Cults
04-23-2011 - Pretty People Make Pretty... Foster Children?
04-30-2011 - First Impressions, Rigid Judgments
05-07-2011 - First-Person Narrator, Third-Person Omniscience
05-14-2011 - In Defense of Boring Eyes
05-21-2011 - Preventing Workplace Violence
05-28-2011 - Cultural Osmosis, Mind Control, and Shameless Self-Promotion

Chapter 2: Open Book
06-04-2011 - The Many Faces of Bella Swan
06-11-2011 - Cooking with Vampires
06-18-2011 - Playing with the Cheat Codes On 
06-25-2011 - Breaking Codependence
07-02-2011 - The Dangers of Idol Worship
07-09-2011 - D-I-Y Characterization
07-16-2011 - A Eulogy for Food
07-23-2011 - Being Flung From the Narrative
07-30-2011 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being... Edward Cullen
08-06-2011 - Meet Cute
08-13-2011 - The Tao of Phil
08-20-2011 - Sitting at Desks with Boys

Chapter 3: Phenomenon
08-27-2011 - Sound Effects Added To Lessen Tragedy
09-03-2011 - Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
09-10-2011 - Masks and Masquerades
09-17-2011 - Gaslighting 101
09-24-2011 - It's All About The Protagonist, Baby

Chapter 4: Invitations
10-01-2011 - Collecting 'Em All
10-08-2011 - Depression and Dances
10-15-2011 - No Cookies For Human Decency
10-22-2011 - Respecting Personal Boundaries
10-29-2011 - An Ode To Charlie
11-05-2011 - Emotional Abuse Workshop

Chapter 5: Blood Type
11-12-2011 - Heads He Wins, Tails She Loses
11-19-2011 - I'm So Sad (by Crash and the Boys)
11-26-2011 - The Tyranny of POV 
12-03-2011 - Cultural Vocabulary and Cultured Ignorance
12-17-2011 - Bad Boys and Blood Drives
12-24-2011 - The Problem of Mike
12-31-2011 - When Fantasies Reinforce Toxic Societies
01-07-2012 - Doctors, Nurses, and Patients
01-14-2012 - Bad Thoughts... Bad People?
01-21-2012 - Hunting Rapists, Condoning Rape Culture
01-28-2012 - Delicate Women, Territorial Men
02-04-2012 - In Which We Leave Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Scary Stories
02-11-2012 - In Which I Have Questions
02-18-2012 - Falling In Love With Love
02-25-2012 - Existing to Serve White People
03-03-2012 - Women Behaving Badly
03-10-2012 - Lying Liars Who Lie

Chapter 7: Nightmare
03-17-2012 - Linkin Park is the Soundtrack of Your Spirit Journey
03-24-2012 - Hot! Google! Action!
03-31-2012 - In Which I Am Extremely Lost
04-07-2012 - Fevered Dreams 
04-14-2012 - Characterization Through Buzz-Words
04-21-2012 - The Chapter 7 Wrap-Up

Chapter 8: Port Angeles 
05-12-2012 - When Rape Plays Matchmaker
05-19-2012 - Appropriating Victims' Experiences
05-26-2012 - Painted Waitresses
06-02-2012 - Rape Narratives, Good and Bad

Chapter 9: Theory
06-19-2012 - Privilege Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry
06-16-2012 - Vampire Cliques
06-30-2012 - Selfish Love
07-07-2012 - All The Things I Like

Chapter 10: Interrogations
07-21-2012 - Protagonist-Centered Everything
08-04-2012 - My Beloved Asshole and Me
08-11-2012 - A Healthy Dose of Fear

Chapter 11: Complications
09-01-2012 - Nothing Further To Ask
09-08-2012 - Cloudy With A Chance of Rape Culture

Chapter 12: Balancing
09-15-2012 - Pride and Prejudice
09-28-2012 - Sustaining Stereotypes
10-31-2012 - Erasure of Self
11-14-2012 - Removal of Agency
11-28-2012 - Carried In The Arms Of Assholes

Chapter 13: Confessions
12-19-2012 - Sparkly Vampires 
01-09-2013 - Strong Enough For Weakness
01-16-2013 - Uncharitable Cullens
01-24-2013 - Skeptics Society Ahoy!
02-19-2013 - Irresistible Women
03-15-2013 - The Food Analogy
03-19-2013 - My Brand of Appropriation
04-02-2013 - Falling Off The Wagon
04-11-2013Wounded Pride
04-25-2013 - Objective Betterness
05-02-2013 - Trustiness and Truthiness
05-09-2013 - Centering Edward

Chapter 14: Mind Over Matter
05-16-2013 - Existence and Empathy
05-23-2013 - Gentleman by Birth or Deed? 
06-13-2013Abuse and Attention
06-20-2013Policing Our Daughters
07-18-2013Chastity Culture
08-15-2013 - Human Time and Victoria's Secret
09-05-2013 - Bring On The Shackles
10-01-2013 - Dancing Through Life
10-29-2013 - Baby Seals and Killer Whales 

Chapter 15: The Cullens
12-05-2013 - Breakfast Time 
12-10-2013 - Love Is Fearful, Love Is Glowering
01-02-2014 - White Carpets for White Cullens
01-23-2014 - Snow White and the Seven Kyriarchal Expectations
02-11-2014 - Sharing Peoples' Stories

Chapter 16: Carlisle
02-27-2014 - They Don't Need To Breathe

Chapter 17: The Game
03-13-2014 - Innocent Until Victim-Blaming

Other Twilight Posts
05-27-2011 - Good Girls Tell Lies (Twilight Themes)
06-17-2011 - Platonic Ideals and Parenting Idioms (Twilight Themes)
11-25-2011 - Breaking Dawn (Part 1!) Viewing 
11-26-2011 - Breaking Dawn (Part 1!) Comments
11-26-2011 - Breaking Dawn (Part 1!) Twitter Aftermath
12-10-2011 - Breaking Dawn (Part 1!) Movie Review
12-29-2011 - The Fantasy of Being Beautiful (Twilight Themes)
05-05-2012 - Venn Allies Behave Badly (Twilight Themes)
08-18-2012 - Unconditional Love
11-01-2012 - Being
12-05-2012 - Breaking Dawn (Part 2!) Movie Review
12-26-2012 - "L" is for Madonna/Whore Complex
05-30-2013Feminism Lite and Rape Culture
06-06-2013 - My Touchstone by Chris the Cynic
07-11-2013 - Best Thing Evah
07-25-2013 - Unwanted Attention by Silver Adept
08-08-2013 - Girlfriends to the Gods by Dawn M

Note: Last updated 07/04/2016.