Fandom is fascinating. The potential effects of K-pop’s soft power, even more so.
Several of my sorority sisters in college were OBSESSED with this video game. After reading this article, I’m now realizing why it might have had such a powerful draw for even college-aged women.
I’m simultaneously fascinated and horrified by this piece. I suppose that’s the draw of cult stories—they reveal the terrible things that human beings are all potentially capable of, and how one can become so vulnerable to the point of consenting, even participating, in these things.
I’m with Katie. I need some sort of infographic to explain what the hell is going on—and how this saga will affect my March Madness viewing next year...
Curious how he used the term “hysteria” specifically—a word historically used to dismiss and disempower women.
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