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The Unfulfilled Potential of Video Games Pop Culture Detective
A New Video Essay By Jonathan McIntosh
„This topic is of special concern to me because my work primarily focuses on the representations of men and masculinity in entertainment. Everywhere we look in pop culture, we see models of manhood that are linked to confrontation, aggression and violence. And that’s especially true in video games where male characters are rarely depicted solving problems based on deescalation or compassion.“
Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns The Jama Network
By Kelly P. Dillon and Brad J. Bushman
What are the immediate effects of exposure to movie characters with guns on children’s unsupervised play with guns?
This randomized experiment included 104 children aged 8 to 12 years who were tested in pairs. Children who viewed a PG-rated movie containing guns played with a real gun longer and pulled the trigger more times than did children who viewed the same movie not containing guns.
The connection shown in this experiment is a compelling start to a broader conversation on the various factors that can increase a child’s interest in guns and violence, including gun violence in movies.
Joy of unisex: the rise of gender-neutral clothing The Guardian
By Emine Saner
“I’d look in the men’s aisle and see great patterns and short-sleeved shirts, and then you’d go to the women’s aisle and they were blousy, they’ve got puffs or are lacy.”
The men’s shirts, she says, didn’t fit her “because I’ve got a woman’s body. It got me thinking why is [there] a man’s aisle and a woman’s aisle, and why do you have to make that choice? You’re not able to make many purchases without being forced to define your own gender.”
Lisa Honan, Co-Founder of Gender Free World (GFW)
An Open Letter About Sexism, Feminism, and the Industry That I Love So Much PetaPixel
By Susan Stripling SusanStripling.com
„My name is Susan Stripling, and I’m a wedding photographer based in New York. This is an open letter about sexism, feminism, the industry that I love so much, and everything in between… I have been a wedding photographer since 2002. I was 24 years old when I started my business. […]
I could talk repeatedly about the sheer number of times I’ve shown up at an event venue and before I’ve taken a single picture, the venue manager (who is usually male) starts with “So let me tell you how weddings work here!” They condescend to me, tell me where “most photographers take pictures”, and talk to me like I’ve never shot a single wedding before.
I can’t tell you the number of times a DJ or bandleader has talked to me like I was a child about how the timeline of a reception would go. They slow down their voice, they emphasize their words oddly, and they act like they expect me to not understand a thing they’re saying.“