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Because It Really IS A Problem: Turning A Blind Eye To Inequality In Games

August 27, 2014

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Just yesterday, I watched the second part of Anita Sarkeesian’s brilliant analysis of ‘Women As Background Decoration’ in her series Tropes vs Women. It depicts the various, often graphic, ways in which women are included in games as background characters to be brutalized, demeaned and murdered in the course of video games. Her video (which […]

Nazi Redux, Year Two: Or, It’s Still Not Okay To Cosplay As A Nazi

August 23, 2014

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My GenCon wrap-up post has been delayed once more to bring you this late breaking bulletin:  It’s still not okay to cosplay as a Nazi. In case you forgot. Just checking in. You’d think a girl wouldn’t have to put this up a second year. I had a post up last year about how it […]

A Context On Equality: GenCon, Ferguson And One Week In August

August 21, 2014

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This past week in August, I had a lot going on. I returned from a fantastic academic conference called DiGRA in Snowbird, Utah only to take a few days off and then headed to GenCon in Indianapolis. My friends and I drove the twelve hours over two days to Indy and spent “The Best Four […]

Gamora May Be The Strongest Woman In the (Marvel Movie) Galaxy

August 6, 2014

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I’m about to make a claim here that I will attempt to support with a look at the woman of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This post may have spoilers to any number of the Marvel movies that have come out so far, especially Guardians of the Galaxy. You have been warned.   I have a theory, ladies […]

Posted in: Comics, Film

Dear Catey Shaw: A Letter From A Brooklyn Woman To A Brooklyn Girl

July 18, 2014

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Dear Catey Shaw, First, I’d like to congratulate you on your album, called I believe The Brooklyn. It’s really hard to break into and build success in any creative industry and I’m sure you worked very hard to get there, so kudos to you! I read about your rise from a busker playing the ukelele […]

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Say Hello To The Cleaned Up, No Longer Bisexual Constantine

July 16, 2014

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Comic book fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the upcoming Constantine television series, aimed to premiere this fall on NBC. But this week David Cerone, executive producer of the show, came out to disclose that they have no intention of showing the lead character, John Constantine, as bisexual on the show. His sexuality, along […]

Posted in: Comics, Television

Outrage In The Age Of The Internet

July 16, 2014

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"YOU ARE TERRIBLE AND YOUR IDEAS ARE TERRIBLE AND I CANNOT HEAR A WORD YOU ARE SAYING BECAUSE I AM SHOUTING MY OWN IDEAS SO LOUD!"

I read an article today about a performance of The Mikado in Seattle recently that had people (rightly so) up in arms. The play was dominated by white actors putting on yellowface (that would be dressing up to appear stereotypically Asian) and being downright offensive in their portrayal of the play’s characters. Sharon Pian Chan, a columnist […]

Posted in: Speaking Out
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