Category Archives: Popular Culture

On slut-shaming, deleting comments, and respectful discourse

ETA 2011/03/06: It turns out that my comments were marked as spam, not deleted; they have now been published. For some reason Blogspot, unlike WordPress (which most of my experience is with), displays your comment as properly posted after you … Continue reading

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New post at Better by Design

Just posting here to let everyone know that I’ve written a post about sexism in Stardock’s new game Elemental: War of Magic over at Better by Design: Stardock’s Elemental and what it says about the state of games Here’s an … Continue reading

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Responsibility of comedy writers

Although I had never heard of Graham Linehan before, he’s apparently a writer for some fairly popular UK comedies, including one called The IT Crowd. Now, apparently there was a recent episode of that show that included a sub-plot involving … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-oppression activism, Film and televison, Queer Issues, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's | 9 Comments

Nothing to buy. Not yet.

[As one speaker said today, "Pretty much all the games today are the same five games in different packaging."] I have an Xbox 360. I want to buy more games. I mainly play sports (basketball and baseball) games and I … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Video Games | 5 Comments

Debunking the "profits come first" myth

If you have ever criticized an ad campaign, commercial, or anything that’s even remotely related to marketing for pushing a bigoted viewpoint, you will undoubtedly have come up against the argument that of course the reason the product is being … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Companies Behaving Badly, Discrimination, Film and televison, Privilege | 2 Comments

Give that man a cookie, er, Klondike!

Wow, a man refrains from violating the terms of his relationship agreement with his wife? Totally worthy of a reward. Give that man a cookie Klondike! <insert massive eyeroll here> Actual analysis of Klondike’s latest series of commercials can be … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Companies Behaving Badly, Masculinities, Privilege | 10 Comments

Feminist blog historical record

Liz at badgerbag is looking for information on the history of the feminist blogosphere. Here’s what she’s looking for: – When did you start finding feminist blogs? – What were the first ones you became aware of? – Which ones … Continue reading

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Stephanie gets her due

Via In her memory: Batman #673: Project Girl Wonder has led to a number of shout-outs in comics in the year and a half since it began. We’ve had Rip Hunter wonder “No Trophy = Stephanie?” on his board of … Continue reading

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Male gaze, what male gaze?

I think the video says it all. But, if not, then go read this deconstruction of the site being advertised: Chickipedia. For Guys That Never Get Laid.

Posted in Gender Cultism, Gender issues, Popular Culture, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Beauty Myth, The Evil -ism's, The Internet is Serious Business | 2 Comments

Who's the butt of the joke?

On the over-the-top offensiveness of God Hand (the game the above clip comes from), pat of Token Minorities says: I don’t think this is accidental. I think this says something about us, as the kinds of people who enjoyed and … Continue reading

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