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Manliest Ads of Super Bowl XLIX

in: Advertising

Looking back at my past post-Super-Bowl-ad-reviews was a good reminder of the direction male targeted advertising has taken over last three or four years. When I first started doing this, viewers were berated with over the top, uber-masculine sales pitches in which advertisers demanded that men "Man Up!" They tried to sell us drinks deemed [...]

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About That Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

in: Making News

As you've probably heard by now, there have been some discrepancies found in that now infamous Rolling Stone "UVA rape article" published almost a month ago. If you stopped paying attention to the story at that point, you may have missed the initial statement from Rolling Stone that directly blames the survivor at the center of the piece, [...]


Giving Thanks In 2014

in: Elsewhere

I was in the middle of writing my post last week when the St. Louis County Prosecutor decided to hold a press conference and vent about his hatred of social media (oh and to give a side-note-level announcement of his sham grand jury's decision).  The announcement, although not a surprise, upset me more than I [...]

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Give thanks? Ask me another time.

in: Making News

In the midst of working on my post for today, the announcement was made that officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Being thanksgiving week here in the US, I was going to write about some of the things I've been thankful for this year, but once I heard the [...]


Thoughts On The Anita Sarkeesian Hater That Everyone Hates

in: 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 [...]