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Thoughts On The Anita Sarkeesian Hater That Everyone Hates

in: Featured& Video Games

Last week, gaming website Kotaku published a profile of Mateus Prado Sousa, a Brazilian man they dub "The Anita Sarkeesian Hater That Everyone Hates." Sousa, who I knew nothing about before reading the piece, has apparently been harassing Sarkeesian for over a year now via numerous "burner" Twitter and YouTube accounts. This is in addition to the… keep reading ->

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Would You Rather: The Walking Dead Edition

in: Featured& Film & TV

I have a very important question to ask this week; If the characters in AMC's The Walking Dead were real, who would you rather have as a survival buddy during a zombie apocalypse; Tyreese Williams or Abraham Ford? In case you forgot who these characters are, Tyreese is a big black dude who travels with his sister (Sasha) and of late has… keep reading ->

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Don’t be fooled; advertisers are still selling regressive masculinity, it’s just their tactics that have changed.

in: Advertising& Featured

The past five-plus years of male targeted advertising have been pretty painful to watch. Yes, I know that ads are always painful to watch, but they've been particularly excruciating for a while now. You can blame this on the glut of advertisers trying just about every tactic imaginable to convince us that modern men have some sort of masculinity deficit disorder… keep reading ->

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You’re damn right it’s about toxic masculinity and there’s plenty of evidence to prove it

in: Making News

It happened again. Another boy, Jaylen Fryberg, walked into his high school and started shooting. This time around, two students (at the time of this writing), both female, were killed and three more were injured, including two of Fryberg's male cousins. As of this writing, every news report says that the motive for the massacre is still… keep reading ->

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To believe or not to believe? That’s not really the question

in: Elsewhere& Video Games

"One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences." -Anita Sarkeesian A few days ago I was giving a talk on masculinity, media and violence. When I got to the video games portion of my talk, which of course included mentions of "GamerGate," Zoe… keep reading ->

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