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.
Anyone who makes fun of fanfiction has never read really good fanfiction.
"Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that."
I’m out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur.
”It’s not easy for people to understand my discomfort with the spotlight, they say, ‘Why would you become an actor if you feel that way?’ People don’t know what to do with those feelings, they feel you’re ungrateful, and that does kind of kill me. You can’t be saying, ‘You’re wrong about me,’ the worst thing is if you remotely sound like you’re complaining. Then you become the misconception.”
Happy 24th birthday, Kristen Jaymes Stewart! (April 9, 1990)
The kitten color printer ran out of ink mid way through
that’s how the scene went, right?
"HI WERE YOU LOOKING FOR ME YOU WERE LOOKING FOR ME RIGHT PLEASE PET ME INSTEAD OF READING ONE OF THESE THINGS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE"
Don’t fall for those sweet eyes and those elegantly draped whiskers and those widdle paws and that boopable nose. Stay true to the cause! Read!
Queen Margaery - breaker of awkward moments.