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Bye bye Dov Charney (A quick lesson on ousting troublesome CEOs)

in: Elsewhere& Making News

It's not like we needed more proof that Cash Rules Everything Around... well, us... but last week the world got its latest reminder thanks to dick-swinging Dov Charney (Google it if you dare), founder and former CEO of American Apparel and the company's board. Charney has a long and very public history of alleged sexist… keep reading ->

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Assassin’s Creed and the straight-white-male default

in: Video Games

I play video games, I don't develop them. But thanks to Ubisoft and the ongoing Assassin's Creed: Unity controversy, I learned something about the process of developing playable video game characters last week. Wait, I take that back... I didn't exactly learn something new, as much as I had one of my long-held suspicions finally… keep reading ->

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Octo-dads, monster-dads and pseudo-dads: the state of fatherhood in video games

in: Video Games

As a storytelling medium, video games haven't spent much time tackling the concept of fatherhood as yet. Sure, there have been plenty of fathers in video games, some good and some downright evil, but explorations of what fatherhood means or looks like, have been limited at best. Looking back and trying to remember all the fathers… keep reading ->

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Applying the 5 steps of allyship to #YesAllWomen

in: Making News

Mere hours after Elliot Rodger's misogyny fueled killing spree, the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen was born. The hashtag, attributed to writer Annie Cardi and an anonymous woman, began when Cardi tweeted; "It's not 'all men are dangerous' but 'all women live with some element of threat'..." Since Cardi's original tweets, the hashtag has exploded into an international… keep reading ->

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When will it end? (Thoughts on the media response to Elliot Rodger)

in: Making News

Many called [him] a "madman," but others rejected the term as downplaying the calculating nature of his hatred towards women and feminists. Indeed, [the killer] himself had rejected it in his suicide note: "Even though the Mad Killer epithet will be attributed to me by the media, I consider myself a rational and erudite person…”… keep reading ->

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