Author Archives: Mike Nam

Why representation in media matters and why marginal voices have to be loud

Representation in media matters. It matters a hell of a lot. Here’s a recent New York Times article on the extreme lack of diversity in children’s literature. Perhaps this exclusivity, in which children of color are at best background characters, … Continue reading

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Observations from an Anti-Choice Protest

I spent this past Saturday morning escorting patients at a women’s health clinic (re: “abortion factory” per fundamentalists), so I thought I’d share some observations, aside from the signs and the shoving flyers in people’s faces that are common optics … Continue reading

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The Unbelievers: An unbelievably missed opportunity at diversity

EDITED: I was reminded that Cameron Diaz’s father, of course, was of Cuban descent, so I updated the total number of persons of color to ‘two’ to avoid erasing her heritage arbitrarily. So a couple of weeks ago I caught … Continue reading

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Not Afraid of Amazon Drones … Just All Flying Things

Some day, I will order a new Kindle Fire or some other electronic device. I can imagine it flying through the air within minutes to my heavily urbanized environment, floating like a massive insect, a payload of consumerist desire approaching. A … Continue reading

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Cooking Competition – A poem

The game wraps around, Plastic and sheer, preserving, Deflecting freezing burns. The kitchen is a noise inside A shell, roaring and kinda ringing, inging, ing. Angry red skin from the flames, Scorch marks and soup stains on the apron. The … Continue reading

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Growing Up Isn’t Necessarily Growing Out

In the last couple of years, I’ve noticed some of my favorite hobbies have fallen by the wayside (with a brief blip of reignited comic book collecting). My fascination with sports, and fantasy baseball in particular, my obsession with video … Continue reading

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Japan’s Not Doing Sex! An Intersection of Racism and Sexism

I did a guest post for my friend Miri at Brute Reason on Freethought Blogs highlighting the racism AND sexism of the popular story going around about Japan’s declining birthrate being salaciously tied to a lack of sexual activity. Here’s … Continue reading

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