This is Spring in Ann Arbor. (at Alumni Association of the University of Michigan)
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 regularly, how 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.
Now whats the number for poc? We always remember women but never talk about how poc are usually given shitty stereotypes
*sarcastic voice* cause white women matter. duh.
I’m pretty sure I read this study for a class and if I’m remembering correctly the results for white girls and children of color were pretty much the same (lower self-esteem).
I’m not sure why OP didn’t just say what all the outcomes were, it would have taken two seconds (I mean, I do know. But still. Stupid.)
this is the single most pretentious thing ive ever seen in my life im gonna vomit
im in physical pain
This is my concern with this movie - that Gus is going to sounds like a gigantic douche when an actual human is saying his lines
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The American Right is, like, the grand champion of Moving the Goalposts. Can’t make it as a teenager? Why didn’t you go to college? Graduated from college, swamped in debt and struggling to get by? You should’ve gotten a relevant major, or stop being snooty and thinking you’re too good for a minimum wage job. Working a minimum wage job, with a degree? You deserve it for not putting your skills to use.
You can’t win unless you’re a 40+ rich white guy.
in a world where teenage girls are hated, degrades, and disrespected
welcome to night vale had a 13 year old girl slay a building full of monsters, spark a rebellion, and train her peers to take down a helicopter with slingshots
important: a 13 year old black girl
WTNV is just great.
"The wrongly accused are not the main victims in rape cases"
*white guy shoots up jewish community center*
*kills 3 men*
*member of the kkk*
*yells ‘heil hitler’ before being apprehended by police*
"were still unclear on a motive for the suspect"
Mondays are just the worst
#i hate everything
My exam this morning contained such gems as “list three physics things that are impossible,” I need to find a fax machine to send my taxes (it’s the 21st century and apparently fax machines are still a thing), my end notes are still not written for my paper due in two hours, and I missed Game of Thrones last night.
Also, my power keeps going out because the winds are like a small, continuous tornado.
This is the most Monday Monday that ever Mondayed.