On-screen representation of marginalized groups; graphic of a film projector in rainbow colours
Social Justice

Marginalized Groups and On-Screen Representation

Ceponatia of Dogmatic Panic wrote a while back about social media claims that a film was whitewashing. It reminded me of a conversation about on-screen representation of marginalized groups that I'd had with someone not long before that. The beginnings of this post languished in my drafts folder for quite a while, until I saw… Continue reading Marginalized Groups and On-Screen Representation

teddy bear with a syringe and vial
Science, Pseudoscience, & Media Literacy

Vaccines & Autism: The Link That Doesn’t Exist

Chances are, you've heard the idea that vaccines can cause autism.  This notion is championed by various organizations and individuals; one of the most prominent is actress Jenny McCarthy, whose son was diagnosed with autism at age 2.  She has an autism-related organization called Generation Rescue, and on its website is a guide to vaccine safety.… Continue reading Vaccines & Autism: The Link That Doesn’t Exist