Jessica Critcher


Jessica has a B.A. in English from the University of Hawaiʻi and currently lives in Alameda, California. She reviews videogames for Hardcore Droid, and is currently querying her debut novel. Her hobbies include playing RPG's like Mass Effect, strumming the ukulele, and throwing jabs at her local boxing club.

Attention Boston White People: #BlackLivesMatter

With the timing of MLK weekend and the recent protests in Boston, Selma struck a particular chord with the city, and with me. I ... [ more ]

With the timing of MLK weekend and the recent protests in Boston, Selma struck ... [ more ]

With the timing of MLK weekend and the recent protests in Boston, Selma struck a particular chord with the ... [ more ]

Street Harassment Intersectionality

There are dozens of differences between how I experience street harassment and gendered violence as a white woman compared to the experiences of women ... [ more ]

There are dozens of differences between how I experience street harassment and gendered violence ... [ more ]

There are dozens of differences between how I experience street harassment and gendered violence as a white woman compared ... [ more ]

I Don’t Like Catcalls. Why Do You Care?

Repeatedly women are told, on catcalling and many other subjects, to shut up and take a compliment. You, my community, rush to defend men you ... [ more ]

Repeatedly women are told, on catcalling and many other subjects, to shut up and take ... [ more ]

Repeatedly women are told, on catcalling and many other subjects, to shut up and take a compliment. You, my community, ... [ more ]

promotional photo for octodad, showing octodad in his suit with his wife and two kids

Octodad: Dadliest Catch: Fun to Play and Refreshingly Feminist

It’s officially summer, and for me that means staying indoors to avoid sweat and sunburn. I treated myself to some video games at the ... [ more ]

It’s officially summer, and for me that means staying indoors to avoid sweat and ... [ more ]

It’s officially summer, and for me that means staying indoors to avoid sweat and sunburn. I treated myself to ... [ more ]

When it it ok to ask a woman if she's pregnant?

I’m Not Pregnant; I Just Ate a Big Brunch (and it’s none of your business)

by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I have just taken my mother-in-law to brunch at Ferrara’s on ... [ more ]

by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I ... [ more ]

by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I have just taken my mother-in-law ... [ more ]

Poster for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug"

The Hobbit: Desolation of my Childhood

by Jessica Critcher The Lord of the Rings movies came out when I was in middle school. I was already a big enough nerd ... [ more ]

by Jessica Critcher The Lord of the Rings movies came out when I was ... [ more ]

by Jessica Critcher The Lord of the Rings movies came out when I was in middle school. I was ... [ more ]