Seeing is Believing →
“Mina Cikara and colleagues did a series of experiments — using Implicit Association and fMRI — to test whether sexist and non-sexist men’s cognition varied when looking at sexualized versus non-sexualized images of women.”
ain't safe for work, nope.
beatonna: Last night I was emailed some porn that someone drew of me because I said a thing on the internet that they disagreed with. Because, there you go, ‘justice.’ When stuff like that comes your way you don’t usually say anything because who gives a fuck, but oh well, let’s do it anyway. So, I’ve seen that shit before because I’ve been on the internet for 100 years, but it always looks...
Can we get some more of this?
I believe that all gaming art can be fitted generally into one of 3 categories: Squick, Neutral, and Win. For something to be “Win” it cannot marginalize people on any axis*, must have solid anatomy, and has to give the character depicted a sense of purpose and presence. As you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of Win to pick from. So imagine my delight when I found yet another...
‘Misandry’ may be the most efficient word in the English language....– Cracked, of all things. Seriously. Cracked is now doing better on gender politics than Tumblr. Just sit with that for a moment. (NB: The rest of the article contains some of the same problematic stuff that’s in most Cracked columns, and for the love of all that is good, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!)
Sneaky Game Art: Mass Effect 3's Reversible Cover →
Mass Effect 3 ships with an unexpected feature.
thelizard-feminists: I wonder how female lizard folk are portrayed. Then again, maybe I don’t want to know. Insofar as “lizard folk” might be understood to encompass “anything reptilian”, (including dragonborn, kobolds, troglodytes, yuan-ti, lizardfolk, etc) the portrayals are mixed. For anything “dragon-y”, the portrayals are what you’d expect: ...
roleplaying-girl asked: Two blogs you might be interested in: Go Make Me a Sandwich, which is now not currently running, but lots of good commentary, and Women in Reasonable Armor (another tumblr). Awesome blog, by the way.
Fantasy Armor and Lady Bits →
We’ve gotten some questions about where the line is between warrior ladies that are sexy and warrior ladies that are sexualized. This article, written by someone who actually smiths armor, lends his two-cents to the issue.
And now for something different!
All this squick is exhausting. Seriously. I hope no one will hold it against me if I take a little breather and post some good depictions that don’t marginalize anybody, and are generally full of autonomy and Win. Sadly, one of the points this blog makes is that those who do Squicky Art and those who do Amazing Art are frequently the same people; they have the capacity not to dehumanize...
demrebelgiro: real social justice: hey guys what if we didn’t judge each other based on silly things such as race or gender identity and just who we are as people? it would be really cool if we as human beings could work towards equal acceptance and love for all kinds of people. social justice bloggers: EVERYONE WHO’S PRIVILEGED IS A TERRIBLE FUCKING PERSON WHO NEEDS TO SHUT UP UGH...