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.
It’s funny, because if a girl actually did something like this in public, they would be considered ‘sluts’.
i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol
i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john? you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”
This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.
this year in Vancouver they painted rainbow crosswalks for PRIDE, turns out the city loved them so much they are keeping them permanently!
I found out about this and thought it was so cool I had to upload a picture
photo creds: x
correct me if im wrong but is that a straight couple walking on it?? like… u could have gotten an LGBTQ+ couple for the photo………. if im wrong correct me like i said but
Any fucking sexuality can walk on it does it matter who was on the camera at the time?
Latest in: Heterosexuals forbidden to walk on crosswalks in Vancouver.
Bonus points for assuming neither of them encompass that T in LGBTQ+
Cadbury replies to the Snickers ad (x)
…it’s a shame that Boost Nuts aren’t sold here, cuz now I wanna buy them.
Welcome to Tumblr, where you can fit in and be accepted
unless you’re white
or white and straight
or white and straight and feel comfortable in your birth gender
THEN LOG OFF AND WALK OUTSIDE WHERE YOU WILL NEVER BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR ANY OF THIS YOU WHINEY BABY
fun tip: say ‘another gender’ instead of ‘the opposite gender’ and crush the binary beneath your feet
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
Feminism that consciously, actively REFUSES to accept trans* women “because they’re men” is actual garbage. Those same feminists actively, consciously exclude trans* men because they “don’t act like women” or are “betraying their sex” and that is actual garbage. If you actively exclude trans* people in your pursuit of social justice, your pursuit is useless and undeserving of praise or support.