I’m sure some people will read this and say “well he’s not really out of date,” but I am actively deciding not to accept that in this fictional version of history. As far as I’m concerned, sexism was out of date when mitochondrial Eve gave birth to Y-chromosomal Adam’s distant, distant ancestor. Keep reading to see where I stand on racism, though I bet you can guess.

All that said, I’ve certainly noticed that Miskatonic U hasn’t yet, and may never, pass the Bechdel Test, much less the DuVernay Test. I think expanding the world to pass those tests can happen some day (also be alert for a Vito Russo Test) but suffice it to say right now I’m telling a story from a place of white male cis-het privilege, selling the hope that college is a place to start getting better.