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smashsurvey:

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. 

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dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION: Every time I see an Inquisition trailer or promotion, I can’t enjoy the nice graphics and characters anymore. All I can think is, where is my female inquisitor??

Yup.

04.22.14 ♥ 227

calyps-iswearimakemods:

parties-with-cats:

It’s sad how true this is

…then mod it some more

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lilopelekai:

disneykingdom asked: mulan or merida

Both, but mostly Mulan, 

04.14.14 ♥ 11842

isfallout4outyet:

Day 546: Fallout 4 still isn’t out yet.

04.14.14 ♥ 109

isfallout4outyet:

Day 539: Fallout 4 still isn’t out yet.

04.06.14 ♥ 72

thingsamylikes:

browneyedtrickster:

Favourite Audrey Ramirez Quotes

Audrey doesn’t get NEARLY enough love. It’s Edwardian period, yet she’s a genius Hispanic engineer who wears overalls, has adorably little meaty arms, doesn’t take any crap from boys, runs a mechanic business with her father and her sister is a prize fighter.
Cool Disney female characters don’t have to be princesses, folks.

04.02.14 ♥ 115980

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013-14. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.

Meg Allen Studio

skyrimconfessionss:

"Of all the Daedric Princes, I personally believe that Malacath comes the closest to being good-aligned."
http://skyrimconfessions.com
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what?

skyrimconfessionss:

"Of all the Daedric Princes, I personally believe that Malacath comes the closest to being good-aligned."

http://skyrimconfessions.com

- Image credit: [x]

what?

04.02.14 ♥ 186