April 24, 2014

Playing with privilege: the invisible benefits of gaming while male | Polygon


Fantastic article!!

"One of the luxuries of being a member of the dominant group is that the benefits afforded us often remain invisible to us. This blindness allows many men to remain blissfully unaware of what roughly half of all gamers experience on a daily basis. We have been taught and socialized not to see it and to think of our own experiences as universal. So when men, even well meaning men, hear the term male privilege it can sometimes be difficult to understand exactly how it relates to our everyday lives."

Yep. And when you call them out on it, so many just go “but no, I’m not privileged, everyone is an equal here!” As if.

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The Ewok Adventure (TV 1984) IN FULL. You’re welcome & I’m sorry.

oh dear god why

I have a soft spot for the Star Wars holiday special and its brand of kitschy horribleness… so, of course, I’ll be watching this later!

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omg the new batman movie actually looks really good u guys


omg the new batman movie actually looks really good u guys

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April 23, 2014

Dear ladies well versed in the land of books - I feel like reading something in the genre of the Discworld series with comedy and fantasy mixed well together but not aimed at a YA public? I really do feel like reading fantasy stuff but I don’t want to commit to a Tolkien-length story.

(I’m especially looking at you, nokisuu and callmecayce, for this because you hold librarian superpowers - but I bet you wear less spandex than most peeps with superpowers, I bet spandex clothes aren’t all that great for libraries anyway, could get a bit drafty I bet. Well, yeah, you could wear a shawl over them but that would look a bit silly, IMO. Gosh, I’m going mad. Or I’m already mad. But I did say on twitter that it was one of those days where day drinking would be totally justified. Except I did not partake in day drinking.)

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Excuse me, but that is the sound of worlds colliding and it’s beautiful. 

Excuse me, but that is the sound of worlds colliding and it’s beautiful. 

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April 18, 2014

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hang on, wait a second

laughing hyterically as my stupid body is flung into the sun

I … um …

Oh come on, don’t you know it’s a privilege to have to cross the street because you live in a society where you don’t feel safe crossing paths with a stranger at night?

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Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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April 16, 2014


I will always reblog this whenever it appears in my dashboard.

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Stephen King being Stephen King

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April 15, 2014

The Joan Watson gifset you reblogged is from CBS' show Elementary! It's the "American" version of Sherlock Holmes. I say American in quotes bc Sherlock is played by Johnny Lee Miller and not an American actor, the show is set in the US, though. To me, it's loads more fun/interesting than Sherlock. Plus, Watson's a lady, the show has minority characters, strong plots and humor And also, not a lot of sexism. It doesn't work for everyone, but it works for me!

Oh, I think my mum was watching that the other day. At least it was something with Miller and it seemed recent. I honestly couldn’t stand more than three minutes because the character was clearly wrong and was refusing to even acknowledge that he had made a mistake and was bullying others into thinking they were wrong when they weren’t and I hate those kinds of people… perhaps it was just a tiny subplot thing but I just didn’t sit well with me. 

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April 13, 2014

Joan Watson Fashion Appreciation (o2.2o)

I don’t know this show and I’ve never watched it but her skirt has pockets! So jealous! I wish there were more skirts with pockets in this world. I usually go for more red-ish/orange-ish colours but I’d totally wear that skirt if I could get my hands on it.

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April 12, 2014

About 4 months after getting it for Christmas, I made my huge gingerbread man.

About 4 months after getting it for Christmas, I made my huge gingerbread man.

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